pros & cons of creating Calendar in a Public Folder vs. mailbox without a user
Posted on 2011-09-28
I've written a scheduling application in Access VBA that examines multiple users' FreeBusy information, then offers the application's user an appointment for the selected recipient at an available date/time, creates an appointment item and sends it to book the appointment.
Now I have a request to create two calendars that have only one appointment at at time on them, but they're not associated with a user. For appointments on these calendars, the day before the appointment someone will decide which staff person will attend which appointment. But at the time I schedule the appointment, I don't know who it will be. I just know for each calendar I can only make one simultaneous appointment.
It looks to me like a Public Folder Appointment type folder would work, but I seem to remember something about Public Folder Calendars not having FreeBusy information available on them. But now I don't seem to be able to find confirmation of this.
Another option would be to make a Mailbox that's either a Room or Equipment and set it to auto accept appointments. That would give me access to FreeBusy information, I'm sure.
Any thoughts on which way I should go?