You may have seen my post a few weeks ago on my frustration with having a fragmented calendar. To recap, my work calendar is on exchange and in my Outlook 2007 desktop app. My sales calendar is in Salesforce.com. My personal calendar is Google Calendar. No single calendar gives me a total view of my schedule.
While in a 2glue development meeting a few days after that post, one of the team members pointed out that 2glue could help. While we are not ready to talk about our technology, bridging enterprise and web 2.0 productivity tools is in our sweet spot. He offered to create a quick 2glue based app to publish my Outlook 2007 calendar to Google Calendar. I thought it was cool enough that I wanted to share it with others.
We have officially launched MooseSync. I let the developer name it as well. He got to learn how hard it is to find an open .com domain. ;-) What can I say…he’s on the long tail of animal fan-dom.
MooseSync uses Outlook 2007’s built in calendar publishing capabilities to syndicate your calendar to MooseSync. That means zero install on your machine. It also means you have full control over the data you publish. Outlook lets you pubish specific time periods (e.g. trailing 30 days + next 60 days) as well as control over what contents to publish (just your availability, summaries, or the full details of your calendar.
Once Outlook publishes your calendar to MooseSync, MooseSync does the heavy lifting of parsing through the Microsoft cruft and adding/removing/updating what it finds to the Google Calendar of your choice.
While it doesn’t solve my entire problem (Salesforce.com), I am much happier. If you use Outlook 2007 and Google, I’d encourage you to check out MooseSync at http://www.moosesync.com/