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Understanding Outlook Free/Busy Permissions

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There are various permissions levels to choose from when sharing an Outlook calendar. If a user wishes to share their free/busy status (which is the default user policy on Exchange I believe), should this information only be viewable in the scheduling assistant or should the user have the ability to open the shared calendar?  Even if I add the "folder visible" permission, the user still cannot open my calendar.
Is this by design does anyone know?
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