Office 365 calendars



  • I have a user (Dave) who has created an additional calendar in Office 365 (actually they created it in their old Exchange system and it came long for the ride to O365). This additional calendar has been shared out to all the needed users like it was before. Those users have been given editor rights on the calendar.

    The problem is that while the other users can add/edit/delete appointments from this calendar, they can't change the category of the appointment. This is important for them as it gives them quick visual queues on the appointment type.

    I shared out Dave's main calendar to one of the recipients (Mary) of the secondary calendar, granting them editor rights on the main calendar, as desired, Mary can add/edit/delete appointment AND change the category of the appointment.

    Thoughts why there's a difference? If this is something that simply can't be done, what are my options as this is considered critical - and worked with hosted Exchange 2007 and Outlook 2007.

    Additional information:
    All users are now only using OWA and iPhone for email/calendar access.



  • Does it work normally with Outlook?



  • @Nara said:

    Does it work normally with Outlook?

    Good question, I haven't a clue. I don't consider that a solution so I'm not wanting to even try.



  • OWA isn't the same thing as Outlook. At least give Outlook a try. At this point, you don't know if it's a limitation with OWA, or if there's something else going on.



  • @Dashrender

    I have found what @Nara says to be true. OWA is not the same as Outlook, really close, but no cigar.



  • Of course it's not the same. You're talking about a locally installed app compared to a web app. You can't do plug ins in the web, at least not the same.

    The point is that we want a that is OWA based.



  • Why does he need a secondary calendar?
    Perhaps a shared calendar is in order instead of the delegates system.

    Category changes from the primary works just fine to delegates...



  • @Katie said:

    Why does he need a secondary calendar?
    Perhaps a shared calendar is in order instead of the delegates system.

    Category changes from the primary works just fine to delegates...

    Currently it appears that we are going to be forced to use the primary calendar - but then that means that the user can't use it for their own personal stuff.

    How do you create a shared calendar in O365? (I haven't even googled this yet). As long as we don't need another license for a shared calendar it will probably be a good solution. Another question/thought. What about a sharepoint calendar? Do they integrate with Exchange? Can I get a SP calendar on an iPhone like I can a secondary calendar? How do I add a shared calendar to an iPhone?

    Thanks



  • @Dashrender said:

    @Katie said:

    Why does he need a secondary calendar?
    Perhaps a shared calendar is in order instead of the delegates system.

    Category changes from the primary works just fine to delegates...

    Currently it appears that we are going to be forced to use the primary calendar - but then that means that the user can't use it for their own personal stuff.

    How do you create a shared calendar in O365? (I haven't even googled this yet). As long as we don't need another license for a shared calendar it will probably be a good solution. Another question/thought. What about a sharepoint calendar? Do they integrate with Exchange? Can I get a SP calendar on an iPhone like I can a secondary calendar? How do I add a shared calendar to an iPhone?

    Thanks

    Shared mailboxes can be created in the Exchange Management section of Office 365. These would not be accessible via ActiveSync. They also don't consume licenses. SharePoint calendars do synchronize with Outlook. In theory, you can add them to an iPhone using CalDAV, though I haven't tried it myself.


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