April 21, 2005
Reason Two: Shared Calendars

A few weeks ago, I posted Reason one for switching to Outlook/Exchange. You can see that post here.

Reason two for why Outlook/Exchange might be a good application for you is the ability to share calendars.

Currently, staff need to coordinate calendars for meetings, travel, educational programs and many other events. Coordination and planning can involve staff in many different locations. Some of this coordination is currently done by sharing calendars via email, paper, and other individual means.

Outlook/Exchange allows users to give permission for others to view their calendars. Permission is under the control of individual users and can be set to several different levels of access, most commonly, 'review' status (people with permission can look at, but can not make changes to your calendar). Depending on how you use the calendar features of Outlook/Exchange, you can also enter events which are 'Private,' which means that other people can see that you are unavailable during that time, but they will not see any specific information you enter for that time period.

Posted by dcoates at April 21, 2005 02:34 PM