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How to allow users to add Events to their outlook calendar

  Asked By: Brock    Date: Aug 18    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 3859

Is there a way to allow users to selectively add events to their calendar ? By selectively I mean out of all available events, it should be upto the user to pick up the event and click something to add it to their outlook calendar.

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Answer #1    Answered By: Donte Jefferson     Answered On: Aug 18

Well, as far as I know, there's no direct way like that. But there is a workaround.

1. Create an event  in Sharepoint.
2. Open it. On the menu, you would find a button "Export Event".
3. Click this button. It will export the event in an icalendar (.ics) file.
4. Open the icalendar file, it will actually open a new outlook  event.
5. Save it in your outlook calendar.

Hope this helps.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Beau Pena     Answered On: Aug 18

When a user  (with Office 2003) views a calendar  event, they will see
an action to "Export Event" in the toolbar. Clicking this will
prompt the user to open or save an .ics file. Opening it will open
a calendar event  in Outlook. Once they save the event, it will be
added to their personal Outlook calendar.

Additionally, a user may "map" a calendar to their Outlook by
clicking the "Link to Outlook" option from a view of the calendar.
Then, from Outlook, they can drag events  from the SharePoint
calendar to their own. (This only works one way!)

Do your users  have Office 2003?

 
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