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Events added via Outlook and WhatId fields

I have a trigger to feed to Chatter Event activities. It predates Salesforce's chattering of activites and I'd like to keep it.

It works when I use the manual web interface. Upon investigating  debugs now the 

 The WhatId is blank during the trigger run but when I pull the event later in the Excel Connector, the WhatId is not blank - it has been associated.

The trigger runs after insert and associates via the field WhatId - what I need to use. AccountId field is also blank during the trigger run.

Any suggestions?
Do I need to run a batch after this, later than the 'after insert"?
How can the event be inserted and associated but return a null WhatId?
Hi , 

Looks like this issue was addressed over the below threads, 

The workaround I implemented was to have the trigger check to see if WhoId and WhatId were both NULL.  If so, the trigger would pass the task Ids to an @future method that would then check to see if WhoId or WhatId was populated.

Yes, that was me on the stackexchange, I got it working some time ago, thanks!