Sync appointments between MS Exchange and our own Calendaring Software
Posted on 2013-01-10
Our product is a calendaring Software for hospitals, mainly used for patient appointments (in- and outpatient). The Software allows complex planing and ressource allocation. Simple example: a Physicians and a nurse is assigned to a patient appointment.
We want to synchronize patient appointments from our Product into MS exchange, so that each employee sees the appointments he is assigend to in Outlook as well (As a result the employee's Free/Busy-Information includes also patient appointments).
In the other direction we want to synchronize some specific appointment types from MS exchange to our Software, so that private absences are known on our side as well.
How would you synchronize appointments between a calendaring system and MS exchange?
We already had a look at EWS and the EWSJavaAPI1.2
Is this the way to go?
Should we use ActiveSync?
How would we authenticate/login, since we do not have the password of each employee?
Thanks for help