Two Way Sync Sharepoint Lists to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010

1.  Solution # 1
Microsoft claims that they have a solution, but their given solution has never worked for us:
Every time that we try it we keep getting this stupid error message:

A little more research gives us this so-called workaround :
If can figure it out, please make sure you add a comment to this post.


2.  Solution# 2
You can download this software:

Need to be at least a power user to un this tool
Must use Internet Explorer
Must run IE as an Administrator (if you are not an administrator)

Then you can do things like that:

Good luck!