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This article will outline how to enable calendar sync between an exchange server public folder and iCal. CiraHub consolidates numerous data sources from multiple platforms ensuring that the information remains consistent across devices and software.  

Instructions 

1. Log in to CiraHub. On the Hub & Spoke Setup page, select the Calendars object. Keep in mind that public folders can sync both contacts and calendars. Check out this article on how to sync public folder calendars.

Hub and Spoke Setup

2. Next, select the source type of your contact spoke. To sync an Exchange Server Public Folder, click An Exchange Server and select Public Folder and NEXT (See figure below).

Selecting Calendar Source for Your First Spoke

3. Enter your Exchange Server Connector Login, Password, URL, and Exchange Version. If you are running an Exchange Server version dated 2016 or later, always select Exchange 2016 in your connector Settings. Click here to learn how to find your Exchange Server settings. (See figure below)

Entering Exchange Server login details

3. Select the Public Folder Calendar you want to sync from the list. Click on the small arrow in front of a subfolder on the right and choose the item or click the green + button to add a new calendar and click NEXT. (See figure below.)

Choosing a Public Folder

4. Create a name for your first Spoke and click Next. (See figure below.) 

Naming your first spoke

5. Name your Hub, then click CREATE. (See figure below.) 

Naming your hub

6. On the CiraHub dashboard, click the +Spoke button and select the iCal option. Then, enter your iCal URL and click NEXT

Adding an iCal Calendar Spoke

NOTE

Only iCal links ending in the .ics format are valid. Always check for the file extension to allow you to sync Calendar items from that source on CiraHub.

7. Name your new spoke and click CREATE. You should now see two spokes attached to the Hub on the CiraHub dashboard. You can add more spokes as required. (See figure below.)  

CiraHub Dashboard

8. Next, right-click on your Public Folder Spoke, select Sync Options, click Allow Hub to create and sync items in this spoke, and click SAVE. Note that the iCal spoke is a “Read-Only” spoke that allows for one-way sync from the Hub. This means that CiraHub can read but not write or push any information to it. (See figure below.) 

Modifying Sync Options

NOTE 

Depending on your organization’s needs, you can utilize a variety of additional sync options, including private and tentative events, reminders, syncing meetings as appointments, and categorizing data in spokes. You can also edit synchronization settings for each of your spokes using the options at the bottom of the page. For more information on each of these options, check out this article on Calendar Sync options.

9. On the CiraHub Dashboard, click on the Hub, then click Sync Now to enable calendar sync between an exchange server public folder and iCal. (See figure below.) 

Calendar Sync on CiraHub Dashboard

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CiraHub is a two-way sync platform for shared contacts and calendars for Microsoft Office 365, Exchange Server, and other Microsoft Enterprise Applications users. The software is designed to make it easy for people lacking IT expertise to set up shared contact and calendar sync for their company.  

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