Exchange 2010 with Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2011 calendar issues
Posted on 2011-03-11
I have several executive people running Outlook 2010. A few assistants have new Macbook Pro computers running Office 2011. With Outlook 2007 or 2010, these administrative assistants can place calendar appointments on the executives calendars without having to send them a invite that they have to click accept on. It seems like with the Outlook 2011, which I thought was supposed to be more friendly with Exchange server, I am supposed to have similar function to Outlook 2010. I see many of the issues with that existed with Entourage from Office 2008 and Office 2004.
Steps to recreate problem.
Outlook 2011 needs to be running on a Macbook or MB Pro machine.
You must be connected to a Exchange 2010 server.
You should share out a calendar from Outlook 2010 to the user running on Outlook 2011.
When the user running Outlook 2011 goes to create a calendar appointment for the user running Outlook 2010, the appointment should not require the ok from the Executive to place it on the Executive's calendar.
When the user running Outlook 2011 goes to create a calendar meeting for the executive the exec should not have to ok the meeting with a e-mail request.
With Outlook for Windows, the client can place appointments on the executive's calendar with no issues, no need for the ok from the exec to put it on there, no e-mail for the executive to click ok on, it just works.
The solution should have the same outcome.
When the user with outlook 2011 creates a meeting or a calendar appointment for the executive running outlook for windows, either a autoscheduler or a auto-accept agent should automatically accept the appointment from the administrative assistant.
Either a rule, or a script should allow this.