How to Sync Google Calendar With Exchange

By Amanda Gronot

Google Calendar and Microsoft's Exchange Server Calendar are the two most popular online, collaborative calendaring programs. Sometimes, you may need to use both of these. Perhaps one is personal and the other is for business, or perhaps you simply want to use a variety of social media. In any case, it's always easier to manage one calendar than to juggle two, but you may not know how to sync your Google and Microsoft calendars. Fortunately, Google has a tool to help. This will sync your Google Calendar to your Outlook Calendar, which is the desktop platform for your Exchange server account and is automatically synced to it.

Sync Your Google Calendar with Desktop Outlook

Step 1

Download the Google Calendar Sync Tool (check the "Resources" section of this article).

Step 2

When the dialog box appears, click "Save File." The saved file should then open, but if it doesn't, you can open it from the download window of your browser.

Step 3

Once you open the file, a dialog box will appear asking if you are aware that this is an executable file. Click "OK."

Step 4

The dialog box will now display the terms of service. Read these and click "I Agree."

Step 5

Follow the prompts of the dialog box through the installation options. At the end, click "Install." This will finish the setup.

Step 6

After the installation is complete, the Google Calendar Sync Settings dialog box will appear. Enter your Gmail address, password and the sync option of your choice. You can also set the time interval between syncing. The minimum interval is ten minutes.

Tips & Warnings

  • Make sure you are using a compatible version of Microsoft software. The Google Calendar Sync Tool is only compatible with Microsoft Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010, Windows XP and Windows Vista.