Daren Coles

Hi - we are looking to synchronize a MOSS calendar list with the default Calendar in Outlook 2007. SharePoint insists on creating a new Calendar for every list I synchronise but does anyone know a way to change the destination Calendar so that the event items in the SharePoint Calendar list are actually synched with my default Calendar.

This must be a common business request for organisations looking to use the Outlook/Sharepoint integration features in 2007. For example I've given someone access to my Calendar to see what I'm up to but if the SharePoint Calendar items are syched to the separate Calendar that MOSS created, this other user can't see all the additional appointments set for me in the SharePoint Calendar list. I could provide access to the MOSS generated calendar and ask the user to cross reference but if you multiply this by a hundred users all with different Calendars created by different Sharepoint lists this becomes impractical.

I'm sure I'm missing something obvious - can anyone help



Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Outlook/MOSS integration - missing the obvious?

Steve_Smith

Unfortunately what you are seeing is the way SharePoint works and cannot be linked to your default mailbox calender. Although sharepoint creates a calender it is actually a list in sharepoint. this is not the same as the calender in your mailbox. So when you sink an events list from sharepoint to your Outlook calender it creates it as a SharePoint list that is in the view of a calender , or contacts list or doc library list.

Steve Smith





Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Outlook/MOSS integration - missing the obvious?

Daren Coles

Thanks for the reply Steve - I can see your thinking there about the technical limitation, but people will want all their meetings in one calendar in Outlook. Maybe in the next version of MOSS or Outlook :)