Somehow I've become the IT Director... Lord help us
February 3, 2010 1:21 PM Subscribe
I am woefully deficient at anything IT related, yet as a small business owner I need to get my ass in gear. Can you help me figure out how 2 computers in my office can access each others' Outlook? We aren't on a Microsoft exchange server (and I don't think I really understand what that is, if that helps to give you a better picture of how clueless I truly am).
posted by ohyouknow to technology (23 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We are using gmail for our office email addresses, and we're running Windows 7 for small business on our computers. The reason we had to go the PC route is that Outlook is critical for our business (Entourage didn't come close to what we needed). We really need to be able to share out contacts and calendars.
A few days ago I had the brilliant notion that if I hooked up my Blackberry to her computer all of our contacts would be populated and all would be well. Oh, the horror. Instead I almost wiped out over 200 clients from the system. (RELATED: how can I make sure we never ever delete any contacts no matter what?)
It also dawned on me that maybe if we used 2 hotmail accounts we could somehow get our systems to talk to each other. Ha.
Ahem. So here I am. Is there a simple way of making this work? And is there any chance you could walk me through the steps I need to take as though you were talking to your grandmother?