Creation of public categories for all end users of outlook 2007 calendars
Posted on 2009-05-04
Having a little issue with Microsoft Office 2007 and calendars.
We would like to deploy globally to all outlook clients the same Categories (custom color & labels) so that when users are editing public calendars they can quickly determine what the appointment pertains to. Our public calendars are very large and at a month glance could have 100's of entries.
I am to understand in Outlook 2003 a simple registry hack was possible. However the registry setting for 07' no longer exist; I have looked in to software packages however we do not want to deploy yet another package to these machines and maintain the package.
I am assuming I am going to have to write an add-in, or some kind of .net program to hit a network share and pull the categories into each users calendar.
My question is, has anyone else done this or know of any way to get this accomplished? Would powershell be a viable solution to something like this? I am really in a world I do not understand when it comes to customizing the MS Office Suite. I have no problem writing C#; although most of my exp with programming is in obj-c and python.
Thank you in advance