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We have a shared calendar at work.  Is it possible to assign a user a color so that their events are shaded that color?
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You can do a conditional format on the calendar. Right click on the calendar -> View Settings.
Conditional Formatting.
Name the Rule Something e.g. User1
Condition
Organized by -> User 1 Ok
and Set the Color to whatever you want.

Believe this is per a user View (i.e. the person whose outlook this is done in.) this will not impact all users.
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mmahaek earned 500 total points
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This may depend on which version of Exchange you are using.  Now that we are on Exchange 2010 and Outlook 2010, I am noticing that the color codes that other users put on the calendars are showing up when I open their calendar on my computer.

If you use the Categories option to put a colorized category on an event, it should show up to other users that open that calendar.  If you make a category for each user, and assign them unique colors, just make sure that each user tags their category on their events.

This requires a manual setting on each event, but should carry over between users without customizing the view settings, which are computer specific.
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