Forcing Outlook to retrieve Free/Busy data... RRS feed

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  • Hi all;

    Is there a way to force Outlook 2013 to retrieve Free/Busy data?


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    Tuesday, November 8, 2016 9:37 AM

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  • Hi,

    We could change the 15 minute free\busy update interval in Outlook by going in to the file>Options> Calendar >Free\Busy Options> permission tab> other free/busy…and setting the update interval to a time that suits us. Take note that if you have a large number of mailboxes with a large number of calendar items that shortening the interval may put a load on your server as the Outlook clients publish their entire schedule at this interval. Please refer to the picture as below:

    We could also refresh the free/busy information as below when you create a meeting request:


    It's recommended to take the following article for reference:

    Publishing Outlook's Free/Busy Information

    Please note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information. And the changes made in the above blog is not supported officially by Microsoft.

    Hope it helps.


    Jason Chao

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    Wednesday, November 9, 2016 7:37 AM