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Meeting scheduling with MS Outlook

by Vellum12 / April 4, 2008 2:13 AM PDT

I work in small office. There are 5 of us and we are on the road at various times throughout any given day. We all use Outlook 2003 to schedule our meetings but I'd like to be able to see each other's available times to better schedule meetings. Anybody know how to do this?

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Do you have Exchange Server?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 4, 2008 2:15 AM PDT

If not, this is going to be tough.

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Scheduling in Outlook
by Vellum12 / April 7, 2008 12:11 AM PDT

No we don't have an Exchange server.

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outsource
by entrecon / April 11, 2008 1:52 AM PDT

Just because YOU don't have an Exchange server doesn't mean you can't use one. Quite a few hosting companies are now offering Exchange hosting services. By making it remote you might even add some functionality with your staff being on the road.

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calendar sharing
by gtvr4me / April 6, 2008 1:55 PM PDT

There are alternatives out there besides Exchange, especially just for sharing calendar information. By doing a search on "outlook sharing" or "outlook collaboration" you can find alternatives.

As an example here are a couple of programs I found that sound like they will do what you are looking for.

http://shareo.4team.biz/
http://www.officecalendar.com/

I haven't used either, so I can't speak to their quality. It is just an example that there are programs out there that will do what you want. Hopefully this will get you going in the right direction.

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Calendar sharing
by Vellum12 / April 7, 2008 12:13 AM PDT
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Thanks mate - I'm off to take a look.

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Calendar sharing
by Vellum12 / April 7, 2008 1:05 PM PDT
In reply to: calendar sharing

The OfficeCalendar software looks like the real deal. My only issue now is to decide if I have a $500 problem. I don't particularly like the other option, but it's much cheaper.

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