10-01-2014 02:58 PM
We're currently upgrading from 7.5.4 web to 8.1 web. Some of our users are syncing contacts and calendars using Intellisync. Since this is not supported any more, we need to use the new Outlook Sync tool. I can't find any documentation or best practices for making this transition. I've always found Intellisync to be buggy and I'm worried about creating duplicates (or more) of contacts or calendar events on my users' machines. It's always such a nightmare to clean up when Intellisync didn't work right.
Does anyone have experience doing this and any suggestions on making it go smoothly?
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10-01-2014 06:23 PM
VOEU - Voive Of Experience in Upgrading... Bluntly.. make sure you rip Intellisync out - uninstall it from all your systems as the first stage in upgrading. Otherewise, expect problems.
Outlook Sync replaces both Outlook Integration as well as Intellisync. Expect you will be missing a coupel of features after teh upgrade - ex: no GoToSLX
Otherwise just follow the upgrade process in the upgrade docs and you should be fine. OS uses the same adhocgroup (SyncSaleslogix) as Intellisync.
Oh yes, ExchangeLink and Outlook Sync shoudl NOT be used at ths same time.
10-02-2014 07:10 AM
RJ's right on. It is a very similar product. You do have to make sure you aren't running both the old product and the new at the same time, since they do the same thing and don't talk to eachother about it. The biggest bennie from my point of view is that it is MUCH easier for Support. Intellisync's support from the vendor stopped a long time ago and there is no good online repository of information on it.
10-02-2014 07:14 AM
Thanks to both of you. I will make sure to delete Intellisync from the user's computer before doing anything else. I'm going to be testing this today on my machine.
10-02-2014 09:12 AM
10-02-2014 09:57 AM
That's good to know. I have to edit the registry? Does SalesLogix support have documentation on uninstalling? I can't find anything specific. But their support site is not that great.
10-02-2014 10:02 AM