Forgive me if this horse has been beaten to death, but I have searched the groups.io archive and have done endless Google searches and still have questions.
I am running Windows 10 Home version 20H2 build 19042.287 and Office 365 that is currently up to date and JAWS 2021 (fully patched). Also I have been a Mac user since 2012 and a lot has changed since I used Windows all of the time up till 2012.
The email account I use for work is a Gmail account. For this thread I am only concerned about email and contacts. As I have read there is no direct sync between Outlook contacts and Google contacts. I also see that I can sync my Google contacts with the people app, but there is no integration between people and Outlook. I am trying to not maintain two separate contact databases for obvious reasons, and I don't want to put my contact database into a system that isn't easily recovered. Meaning if I have to uninstall Office and reinstall it I loose my database. (Please don't start a discussion on backups and the such.)
It also appears that Windows Mail does sync directly with Google contacts (and calendar) unless I am misreading things on Google. I have not personally attempted to add this Gmail account to Windows Mail.
Since I only care about email and contacts should I abandon Outlook and pursue the Windows 10 Mail app? Does Mail sync contacts with Google or does it integrate with the people app? I don't care if the people app is part of the equation, my goal is to have one contact database that lives in the cloud.
Am I missing something very obvious in Outlook? This integration works beautifully on the Mac and it leaves me scratching my head that it just doesn't seem to be there in Windows.
I have found third party apps (syncgene) to complete this task, but it seems that I need to create an outlook.com account and I am really not trying to add any more complications to this mix.
If I sync Google with people, can I use those contacts in Outlook? What I have read is "No".
Does Windows 10 Mail sync with Google contacts? (I am fine if it integrates with the people app).
Thanks in advance,