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Sharing outlook calendar, with multiple users, via webdav... RRS feed

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  • Is it possible to share my outlook 2007 calendar with other outlook users via webdav, so that any user can see the calendar and also edit the calendar?

    I've tried it and I can get another user to see my calendar, but when he makes edits I do not see the edits, nor can he see mine.

    I really want to know if this type of shared calendar is even possible with Outlook when you do not use Exchange server?

    Monday, February 27, 2012 5:07 PM

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  • Hi specialjoe,

    Thanks for posting in the MSDN Forum.

    What's mean of webdav? Do you mean you want to share your calendar via a ASP.NET application?

    Have a good day,

    Tom


    Tom Xu [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us

    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 2:26 AM
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  • No. I have access to a directory on a remote server that supports the webdav(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebDAV) protocol. I want to put my calendar there so others, with access to that directory, can see it and modify it if needed. We all use Outlook 2007 but do not use Exchange Server (and don't want to at this point).

    It would seem that webdav would be ideal for this type of file sharing scenario but my attempts so far have not succeeded. I wonder if this is a limitation of Outlook in an effort to force users onto Exchange Server?....or maybe I am just doing something wrong?


    • Edited by specialjoe Tuesday, February 28, 2012 4:44 PM grammar
    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 1:37 PM
  • Hi specialjoe,

    I'm not family with WebDAV. I will involve some experts into this thread to help you. There might be some time delay, thanks for your patience.

    Have a good day,

    Tom


    Tom Xu [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 2:01 AM
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  • Hi,

    Overall, it sounds like this question would have been better suited for the Outlook forum if you are not actually developing a custom solution, but I can provide an overview of your options...

    Information about Outlook 2007 calendar sharing is located here:

    http://www.office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/share-your-calendar-information-HA001230249.aspx#_Toc273528833

    In short (can historically), Outlook required Exchange in order to share calendars. Without Exchange, Outlook can publish calendars, but that is a one-way street. However, you can also create a new Hotmail/Live account, share the login info, and then multiple Outlook clients can connect to that same Live account and use that as a shared calendar (along with contacts). There is more info here:

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/outlook/microsoft-office-outlook-hotmail-connector-overview-HA010222518.aspx

    There are also third-party add-ins and tools you may want to consider. There's a list of them here:

    http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/sharing/more-tools-and-utilities-for-sharing-data/

    I hope this helps!


    Bill Jacob - Microsoft Customer Service & Support - Developer Messaging

    • Marked as answer by specialjoe Monday, March 5, 2012 8:45 PM
    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 6:29 PM
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  • Thanks Bill. I will look into that. I like the idea of the single hotmail/live account. I was hoping to avoid having to use external accounts like that but if it can be done with just a single account that may be a decent compromise.
    Friday, March 2, 2012 2:22 PM
  • Thanks for the update! If you do have any questions related to this, it would probably be best if you were to ask them in the Outlook forum. Sharing calendars without Exchange has always been a hot topic so I'm sure you'll find some expert advice over there.

    Bill Jacob - Microsoft Customer Service and Support - Messaging Developer

    Friday, March 2, 2012 11:23 PM