Sharepoint Lists and Outlook Sync: Custom Lists Sync RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello SharePoint Gurus,

    I have been assigned this new task where I am required to integrate Microsoft Outlook with custom SharePoint site. Unlike a calendar or tasks list, I need to integrate contact information in the outlook contact directory. According to this post there is no provision to achieve this. But in case somebody out there guide me on this and let me know a possibility which can facilitate me in this regard.

    Looking forward to hear from you guys.


    Thursday, April 7, 2011 12:09 PM


  • Hello,

    SharePoint contact lists can be attached to Outlook using the "Connect To Outlook" option on the contact list. To attach the list to Outlook, simply browse to the contact list in your browser, click on Actions, then select "Connect to Outlook".

    The following list types are supported by Outlook natively:

    • Calendar
    • Task
    • Contact
    • Discussion Board
    • Document Library 

    If you are looking to attach other types of lists to Outlook, this is currently not supported by Outlook. There are some third party add-ins that may be able to assist in this requirement. 

    Hope this helps...

    • Marked as answer by Peng Lei Friday, April 15, 2011 3:14 AM
    Monday, April 11, 2011 3:40 AM