According to BlackBerry 10 Link USB Sync to Outlook Coming Soon! (Confirmed) - BerryReview, RIMS's 2-way link doesn't cover Tasks and Notes, and CompanionLink requires the cloud. Just wondering if the RIM solution has progressed to address the deficiency. The Z10 was my planned solution until I ran into this information about syncing with Outlook. Also, a friend of mine who works in the infrastructure business says that my concerns about the future of the device is warranted now that RIM is (apparently) going to be sold. Thanks to anyone who can share their perspective on this.