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    Unhappy Promising start, then Big Trouble

    Just installed DejaOffice 1.1.6 on iPhone 3Gs and CompanionLink 4.0 on PC running Win7. Successfully synchronized 50 notes and over 2000 contacts from iPhone to PC. Then trouble began.

    I updated a small number of notes and contacts and re-synched. After 1/2 hour, it hadn't completed, so I cancelled the synch on CompanionLink. 1/2 hour later, DejaOffice says it's still downloading, and I can't make it stop. CompanionLink now says it is unable to connect to the iPhone. So, I'm dead in the water.

    I also experienced extremely slow response time when updating items in DejaOffice. Time to change screens after editing was never less than 5 seconds and often as much as 15 seconds. This is unacceptable.

    I was also surprised that the DejaOffice calendar did not import any information from the native iPhone calendar. That means either losing years of business and personal history, or spending maybe 20 hours transferring it by hand.

    I'd like to fix these problems. Can anyone help? If not, I'll have to uninstall it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jalsina View Post
    Just installed DejaOffice 1.1.6 on iPhone 3Gs and CompanionLink 4.0 on PC running Win7. Successfully synchronized 50 notes and over 2000 contacts from iPhone to PC. Then trouble began.

    I updated a small number of notes and contacts and re-synched. After 1/2 hour, it hadn't completed, so I cancelled the synch on CompanionLink. 1/2 hour later, DejaOffice says it's still downloading, and I can't make it stop. CompanionLink now says it is unable to connect to the iPhone. So, I'm dead in the water.

    I also experienced extremely slow response time when updating items in DejaOffice. Time to change screens after editing was never less than 5 seconds and often as much as 15 seconds. This is unacceptable.

    I was also surprised that the DejaOffice calendar did not import any information from the native iPhone calendar. That means either losing years of business and personal history, or spending maybe 20 hours transferring it by hand.

    I'd like to fix these problems. Can anyone help? If not, I'll have to uninstall it.
    Are you syncing via WiFi?
    When you updated the notes and attempted to re-sync, were they updated on the PC or the iPhone?

    What Pim are syncing with on your PC desktop? Outook, or a different app?
    Assuming Outlook, if the desktop Calendar has the records you need, you can use CompanionLink to sync to the DejaOffice app.

    You can also contact the support department:
    http://www.companionlink.com/support/contact.html

    Thanks

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    Thomas,

    Yes I'm synching by Wi-Fi. Desktop application is Outlook 2003. The calendar entries I want are on the iPhone, not on the desktop. I want to transfer them to Outlook on the desktop.

    When I updated notes and contacts on the iPhone and tried to send the updates to Outlook, they were not updated in Outlook.

    BTW, I finally figured out how to kill the DejaOffice task on the iPhone. The application was hung up and draining my battery in a hurry.

    Can you synch between Outlook on a PC and DejaOffice on iPhone using USB?

    Any idea why synching crashed? Why it is so slow when only a few records have been changed? Why changing screens takes so long?

    Thanks. J

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    Quote Originally Posted by jalsina View Post
    Thomas,

    Yes I'm synching by Wi-Fi. Desktop application is Outlook 2003. The calendar entries I want are on the iPhone, not on the desktop. I want to transfer them to Outlook on the desktop.

    When I updated notes and contacts on the iPhone and tried to send the updates to Outlook, they were not updated in Outlook.

    BTW, I finally figured out how to kill the DejaOffice task on the iPhone. The application was hung up and draining my battery in a hurry.

    Can you synch between Outlook on a PC and DejaOffice on iPhone using USB?

    Any idea why synching crashed? Why it is so slow when only a few records have been changed? Why changing screens takes so long?

    Thanks. J
    J Thanks for the additional info.
    CompanionLink does not support USB sync with iPhone.
    What is the Version of IOS on your 3Gs? If your iPhone OS is 3.x then the native calendar info will not load into CompanionLink. If you are running IOS 4.x then the calendars should populate.
    I suggest contacting the support dept if you are running IOS 4.

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    I am running 4.2.1 on the iPhone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jalsina View Post
    I am running 4.2.1 on the iPhone.
    I thought you were using IOS 4 based on the comment about killing the DJO procedure.
    They should be showing up in Deja Calendar.
    Were these calendar entries you have in the native Calendar made by hand or synced from another source?

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    Mostly entered by hand, but some synched from another source.

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    Is the other source an Exchange server? (Corporate email server.)

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    Yes, it is an exchange server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jalsina View Post
    Yes, it is an exchange server.
    I am going to do some research today and provide you with an answer to this problem asap. Thanks for your patience.

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