Another potential option: Google Calendar. Easy on the part of the 'sharer' via google calendar sync. A bit less convenient on the part of the 'sharee' as they probably need to go to the web to check on free/busy info. I don;t know that there is a great solution to allow free/busy lookups across the two platforms, yet.
An example of how this works well on an individual basis, though, is what I am doing now. I have an Exchange mailbox/calendar with my client, another with my firm, and a google calendar. I use the google calendar as a go-between for both Exchange systems, keeping all three in sync.
A bit kludgey but free and works very well. Rick On Aug 26, 2008, at 2:35 PM, Jason Sherry wrote:
On a per uses basis you can use Outlook 2007 and office.microsoft.com to share F/B with external users.See this tip: http://info.izzy.org/Technical/Lists/Issues%20%20Tips/DispForm.aspx?ID=110 Or: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA100809831033.aspx ___________________________________________ Jason Sherry Technology Strategist, MCSE: M, Microsoft MVPFrom: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ] On Behalf Of Rene Fisher [Rene_Fisher@xxxxxx]Sent: Monday, August 18, 2008 9:28 AM To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: Exchange 2003 Free/BusyI am sure a lot of people would be interested in this as well. A lot of company's now outsource and it is difficult to know if someone is busy or away when trying to schedule a meeting. If anyone has suggestions I would be interested as well!ReneFrom: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ] On Behalf Of Chris WallSent: Monday, August 18, 2008 7:27 AM To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [ExchangeList] Exchange 2003 Free/Busy Hello all –Any one recommend a solution for sharing Exchange 2003 Free/Busy information with external organizations (without using IOR tool)?Regards, Chris Wall – MCSE + Messaging Sr. Exchange Administrator Chris.Wall@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx T (919) 460.3236 F (919) 468.4889 Global Knowledge http://www.globalknowledge.com------------------------------ IMPORTANT NOTICE - AVIS IMPORTANT ------------------------------ Computer viruses can be transmitted via email. Recipient should check this email and any attachments for the presence of viruses. Sender and sender company accept no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted by this email. This email transmission and any accompanying attachments contain confidential information intended only for the use of the individual or entity named above. Any dissemination, distribution, copying or action taken in reliance on the contents of this email by anyone other than the intended recipient is strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error please immediately delete it and notify sender at the above email address. Le courrier electronique peut etre porteur de virus informatiques. Le destinataire doit donc passer le present courriel et les pieces qui y sont jointes au detecteur de virus. L' expediteur et son employeur declinent toute responsabilite pour les dommages causes par un virus contenu dans le courriel. Le present message et les pieces qui y sont jointes contiennent des renseignements confidentiels destines uniquement a la personne ou a l' organisme nomme ci-dessus. Toute diffusion, distribution, reproduction ou utilisation comme reference du contenu du message par une autre personne que le destinataire est formellement interdite. Si vous avez recu ce courriel par erreur, veuillez le detruire immediatement et en informer l' expediteur a l' adresse ci- dessus. ------------------------------ IMPORTANT NOTICE - AVIS IMPORTANT ------------------------------
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