outlook, calendar

a user  is requesting help for a capability to "poll" external parties to facilitate scheduling efforts.  To my knowledge, Outlook polling only looks to be able to handle a single yes or no rather than yes or no to a list of dates .

Every once in awhile, User A  askes me to schedule a conference callwith some OUTSIDE TEAM  members.   I usually send out an email like this:

USER A would like like to schedule another conference call.  Please let me know whichdates/times are agreeable with your schedule.  

July 26 9-10; 10-11; 11-12

July 27 9-10; 10-11; 11-12


Someone suggested that I use Doodle.  When I went andlooked at Doodle on Google, it was something that while free you had to download stuff and I know IT does not want us downloading stuff willy,nilly.


“Is there another program that YOU  recommend? There has to be a more efficient way to findacceptable times to meet with a group of folks outside of the company.”
pramod1Asked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
We use Doodle for doing this in a large Not for Profit I help with. It is web based - nothing to download and install. Widely used and I would not describe it as willy nilly


The results do NOT integrate automatically. Once you (owner of the Doodle poll) have your date, you send out invites.
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pramod1Author Commented:
do you have another tool in mind
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Doodle is the most widely used tool I have seen for this
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pramod1Author Commented:
Does that mean that Communications is free to use this online tool for polling purposes?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
For all the users - yes, free. For the owner (creator of the poll) I think it is but you would want to check.
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pramod1Author Commented:
check with whom?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Doodle.com support for creating a calendar
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thank you and good luck. Doodle works really well for us.
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