This page contains additional group calendar tools for sharing and managing a central calendar in Outlook. In most cases, these tools are older and have not been updated recently, however, they will work with older versions of Outlook and may work with current versions.
Outlook has no built-in mechanism for maintaining a central calendar. Some organizations are looking for a centralized view of every person's availability, while others want to keep a common calendar of important company events.
Quick and dirty method for sending personal appointments to a public calendar when you first create the appointment: Invite the public folder. All public folder calendars have e-mail addresses, even though they may be hidden from the GAL.
If you just need to see other people's calendars easily from within Outlook, try the technique described under To get quick access to team calendars.
Create a Company Events Calendar using an Exchange server application.
Meeting Request form modified to act as an free/busy viewer.
Tools that can copy data from a mailbox Calendar folder to a public folder for group viewing.
- Sharing with Exchange Server Public Folders
- Managing Exchange Server Permissions -- Includes information on granting global Reviewer permission on users' Calendar folders
- Synchronizing Microsoft Outlook on two machines -- Includes general information on synchronizing Exchange Server mailbox folders with public folders.
- Sharing with Net Folders