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Updating Outlook event and automatically replicating changes with Sharepoint calendar RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am looking for a fool, proof way for team members to replicate occasional appointments on a team Sharepoint calendar.

    Drag and dropping the original appointment is nice and easy in Outlook side-by-side view of both calendars but if I update the appointment (shift the time for example), the Sharepoint copy is not automatically updated. ie presumably because it is just a one time copy.

    I didn't want to use the Sharepoint calendar as a invited resource (because people forget to do this) but am I missing a trick to do this simply ?

    Friday, February 3, 2012 10:37 AM

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  • I might be misunderstanding here, but you do know that you can link SharePoint 2007 Calendars to Outlook with a two way relationship IF they're the same version (SharePoint 2007 + Outlook 2007).  This way, you can manage the calendar in Outlook and it'll still show in the SharePoint end.

    Have you tried this?


    Steven Andrews | SharePoint Professional | http://www.twitter.com/backpackerd00d | https://baron72.wordpress.com/
    Friday, February 3, 2012 5:16 PM
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  • Steve,

    Sort of :-) .

    I don't want full two way duplication of the whole calendar.

    Acceptable would be updates to Outlook calendar events replicating to Sharepoint.

    Manual changes and additions to Sharepoint would  still be viewable in Outlook view but selected events created in Outlook to be replicated to Sharepoint and then kept in sync.

    I suppose ideally, I want to do a two-way sync but optionally by event object not whole calendar.

    Nik


    nik b
    Friday, February 3, 2012 5:39 PM
  • There is no great way to do this out-of-the-box. Once you connect SharePoint/Outlook natively you can user overlays, but the item will only update when changes are made to the SharePoint folder within your Outlook client.


    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Thursday, February 9, 2012 7:24 PM Advert section of post removed
    Thursday, February 9, 2012 6:00 PM