Shared calendars workarounds for IMAP/POP3 emails with non Office 364 Microsoft officers

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currently the email accounts are setup with IMAP/POP3 on Outlook. Mircrosoft office is using the one time paid off licenses, not Office 365 licenses. Is there any workarounds or 3rd parties software that can integrate with the email accounts for shared calendars?
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Commented:
POP3 and IMAP are email only solutions. Sharing calendars is therefore NEVER an option (since that requires a server/client infrastructure), no matter which workaround or 3rd party software.
Using Gmail could be a "very very scenic route" workaround, but managing it would still involve using your mobile device or web interface.
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I tried to find a similar solution years ago so someone correct me if the situation has changed, but the only workable option I found to share Microsoft Outlook Calendars was to connect the users to Exchange Server.  Any third party solutions I found proved clunky, unreliable and a waste of time.

An Office 365 subscription may be the best (cost effective) option available to you.
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I saw this link https://www.msoutlook.info/question/686 with recommendation to use Windows lIve Calendars, CodeTwoGenerators...
This link http://www.officecalendar.com/products/share-outlook.aspx on Office Calendar
Anyone used any of these products before and the experience of using this?
Jackie Man IT Manager
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If your need is only to share a read-only calendar, you can just publish the Internet calendar as a URL via email to the external party and the external party can import the URL to their MS Outlook.

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Video-Publish-your-Office-365-calendar-or-send-it-in-email-856afe2b-dda3-49ed-87b3-df6ff515002a
Jackie Man IT Manager
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I saw this link https://www.msoutlook.info/question/686 with a recommendation to use Windows lIve Calendars, CodeTwoGenerators...
This link http://www.officecalendar.com/products/share-outlook.aspx on Office Calendar
Anyone used any of these products before and the experience of using this?

Windows lIve Calendars is not designed for Office 365.

CodeTwoGenerators is too complicated to use and it is better to buy CodeTwo Public Folders but it is expensive.

 Office Calendar is not free and is complicated to maintain and it is not designed for Office 365.

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