Outlook Web Access 2007 -- View Selected Categories on a Shared Calendar?

We have shared resource calendar for scheduling in Exchange 2007, and use various categories with customized views to filter different events from displaying. This works well in Outlook, but I can't find a way to apply category filters when viewing the calendar in OWA.

I currently use a URL to send Web Access users directly to the shared calendar.

Is there a way to pass category values into a custom URL so that only the desired categories are visible?

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Dan McFaddenSystems EngineerCommented:
The issue with OWA and categories is that they need to be the same across all users.  Categories are a per-user configuration item.  If you have something on your calendar with a category and another user does not have that same exact category in their calendar, then only you will see the category.

You should create a category standard for colors and names.  But the main point is to be aware that:

Company-Public  and Company - Public

are not the same.

Standardizing the categories should resolve your issue.

njwireheadAuthor Commented:
Thanks Dan.

I've done exactly that. Multiple users have the same exact categories setup on their machines.

When we view the calendar via web access, we all see *all* of the categorized items.

What I need to do now is filter the web view so that I only see "Category A" or only see "Category B", not "Category A" and "Category B" at the same time.

I was hoping to somehow customize the URL to show only those categories that I want to see.
Dan McFaddenSystems EngineerCommented:
There are no controls available (Office Add-Ins) in OWA like in Outlook where you can filter the display of objects based on various fields.

There is nothing in the Windows Store (that I could find) that provides similar functionality for OWA.


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