Work with calendar events in either Outlook or Salesforce and seamlessly sync items to the opposing system with a variety of calendar sync options. Users can leverage one of several sync modes: SnapRecord, manual sync, or auto sync. These modes cannot be used at the same time. Each mode provides a different level of control over how calendar events sync and require different levels of user interaction for the sync to occur. Review the available options to choose the calendar sync mode that best fits specific workflow needs. Review how to enable and interact with the sync mode in greater detail in the provided articles.
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Choose a Calendar Sync Mode
Record specific calendar events from Outlook to Salesforce as a one-off action with SnapRecord. SnapRecord includes a one-way, single-click method to add an event to a Salesforce calendar. Calendar events added to Salesforce with SnapRecord are automatically updated if the user makes changes to the calendar event in Outlook. However, changes made to the calendar event in Salesforce will not be reflected in Outlook. Users can relate calendar events to Salesforce records using the Side Panel and complete SnapFields to update additional Salesforce information, if applicable. This option is enabled by default. SnapRecord is automatically disabled if Auto Sync is turned on.
Recommended for users who want a simple introduction to calendar sync and users who want selective control when working with calendar events.
Additional Resources: Refer to the Record Events with SnapRecord section of this User Guide for more information.
Control when and how calendar events sync between Outlook and Salesforce with manual sync. Users leverage sync settings in LinkPoint Assist but must take action to run each sync. Users are prompted to review all calendar events considered for the sync and are given the option to include or exclude calendar events before the sync runs. Manual sync is disabled by default and can be configured one-way or bidirectionally between systems. Users can relate the item to Salesforce records using the Side Panel and complete SnapFields to update additional Salesforce information, if applicable.
Recommended for users who want to sync calendar events in bulk with the ability to double check how the sync rules affect calendars before data moves between systems. LinkPoint360 recommends first-time users run a manual sync before enabling auto sync. This offers users the opportunity to review the sync results before they take effect.
Additional Resources: Refer to the Configure and Run a Manual Sync section of this User Guide for more information.
Preset calendar event sync to run automatically based on established rules. Users leverage sync settings in LinkPoint Assist indicating the range, frequency, and direction (one-way or bidirectional). The sync options automate when and how calendar events move between systems. Enabling auto sync disables the SnapRecord mode. Users can relate calendar events to Salesforce records using the Side Panel and complete SnapFields to update additional Salesforce information, if applicable.
Recommended for users who want to set calendar event sync based on sync preferences with little to no monitoring.
Additional Resources: Refer to the Establish Calendar Auto Sync Settings and Relate Calendar Events to Salesforce with Auto Sync sections of this User Guide for more information.
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