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Outlook event to alternate calendar. Standard or plug-in RRS feed

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  • I am a little frustrated with a couple things right now.  I am one of those developers that have not picked one company or the other and currently I write for both Microsoft and Apple. (yeah, I said apple in a MSDN forum.. forgive me.)  I, like millions of others, have an iPhone and think it is  a great device.  With the introduction of the iCloud I can easily keep everything in order now. With the exception of the #(*$K#( time zones.  There are faults on both sides of the fence here.  One Outlook has horrible support for putting events into calendars that are not the default.  I can add the item manually without any issue and it syncs great.  But when I am sent an invite and open it I cannot choose which calendar to place this in.  If I am wrong here someone PLEASE set me straight.  This is just dumb in my view.  I am looking to possibly build something that would allow me to do this. Is this even possible?  Some direction would be great.

    On the apple side, what idiot can't support timezones right in their calendar. I can accept the invite via my phone and it gets to right calendar but the timezones are all jacked up.  Frustrating to say the least.

    Monday, October 17, 2011 4:42 PM

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  • There is nothing you can do - Outlook always creates appointments in the default Calendar folder when it process meeting invitations.
    Dmitry Streblechenko (MVP)
    http://www.dimastr.com/redemption
    Redemption - what the Outlook
    Object Model should have been
    Version 5.2 is now available!

    Monday, October 17, 2011 5:12 PM
  • Would it be possible to write a plug-in that I could trigger on calendar adds and create an identical invite in the calendar(s) of my choice?
    Monday, October 17, 2011 5:52 PM
  • Sure, you can trap the MAPIFolder.Items.ItemAdd event on the default Calendar folder.
    Dmitry Streblechenko (MVP)
    http://www.dimastr.com/redemption
    Redemption - what the Outlook
    Object Model should have been
    Version 5.2 is now available!
    Monday, October 17, 2011 6:04 PM
  • Tracking of meeting invitations only occurs in the default calendar folder though.

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    Ken Slovak
    MVP - Outlook
    http://www.slovaktech.com
    Author: Professional Programming Outlook 2007
     
     
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    Sure, you can trap the MAPIFolder.Items.ItemAdd event on the default Calendar folder.
    Dmitry Streblechenko (MVP)
    http://www.dimastr.com/redemption
    Redemption - what the Outlook
    Object Model should have been
    Version 5.2 is now available!

    Ken Slovak MVP - Outlook
    Monday, October 17, 2011 6:45 PM
  • Hi Voast,

    How about the problem on your side? If you still show any concern on the problem, just feel free to let us know.

    Best Regards,


    Bruce Song [MSFT]
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    Friday, October 28, 2011 8:00 AM
  • I have written a plug-in that will copy my events that are added from my default calendar into my iCloud calendars.  It is working great right now.  Just need to add some code to handle the moved and deleted items.
    Friday, October 28, 2011 5:17 PM