How can I get Outlook Reminders from a Public Folder Calendar?

At our organisation we have an IT Public Folder Calendar.  We are an Exchange 2010 environment and are all using Outlook 2013.  When we put entries into the Public Folder Calendar we are unable to receive reminders.  There are 6 users (IT Staff) associated with the calendar and I want all of them to receive a reminder in the same way that you get them from your default calendar.  The only way to do it at present is to manually copy the entry from the public folder calendar and paste it into your personal calendar.  Can anyone advise me of a better way?  Is there any third party software that would do what we need?
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
There is nothing native that will do what you want.
You could look for a third party app to do it.
The other option would be to drop the public folder and create a resource mailbox instead. Grant permissions to all users to the mailbox - you will get reminders that way.
Shared mailboxes of this type do not require additional CALs.


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TinternAuthor Commented:
Thanks Simon, I suspected as much but I guess I wanted to hear a definitive "it can't be done" so I can move on to other options.  I think a shared mailbox is a good idea, I'm going to go down that road!
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