Configuring Windows 8 and 8.1 for Over-The-Air sync with ChaosHost

Windows 8 and 8.1 (Pro or RT) come with built-in apps in the live tile interface for Contacts and Calendar. These apps can synchronize with to download people and events from our web site to add to these built-in apps. These instructions will show you how to set this up.

While not a requirement, it is also a VERY good idea to have a backup of your data files. Our Time & Chaos and Chaos Intellect programs offer this as a choice on the File menu. You should make a backup now if you have never done so, and making regular backups of your data is recommended!

1. Configure Time Zone Settings on ChaosHost

To successfully transfer your appointment data with correct times, you need to select a default Time Zone for your database on  You will also want to set your Windows 8/8.1 to the same time zone to ensure that all the appointment start and end times come to your device as they should.  WARNING:  If you change the time zone on your device, Microsoft will change all of the start and end times on your appointments!  If you want the start times and end times to continue to match what you see on and in Time & Chaos/Chaos Intellect, you should NOT change the time zone on your device once you have made your initial setup!


2. Add an Exchange account to your Windows 8/8.1 Mail program

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3. Ok, Finished!

Now that you've added the account, you can go back to the start screen and open the People or Calendar apps in Windows RT. Your ChaosHost account should show up in each of these programs too and should update with the information found in your ChaosHost account.


This help article applies to ChaosHost, a cloud database service for users of Chaos Intellect, Time & Chaos, and Chaos Free