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I have set up MOSS 2007 Enterprise with a Calendar that I added to custom columns to. We have synced this calendar in Outlook, and it works great creating and editing events from either Sharepoint or Outlook. The issue is that I want to be able to add two extra fields to the New Event form in Outlook that I have added to the Sharepoint Calendar. I went into Outlook's Form Designer. I go to the second tab to add the extra data fields, but I can't figure out how to be able to map to those two extra fields for the Sharepoint calendar. What's the best way to solve my problem?

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AFAIK you cannot, but I would love to hear a solution... – Toni Frankola Jun 8 '09 at 18:23
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Toni is right, and this is not possible. See this kb article for more info. It is talking about task lists, but it applies to other list types as well:

You can remap "other columns" as the article suggests. In my testing, I've only been able to get the Categories column to remap, but have seen other people talk about using other columns:

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You can try the third party product for Outlook called ProperSync. It exposes custom columns for task and calendar items in Outlook. You can find it at

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