Working with Outlook Scheduling Assistant, feed free/busy status, any ideas?

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Working with Outlook Scheduling Assistant, feed free/busy status, any ideas?
 
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Hi,
I need to fill the availability grid on the Scheduling Assistant with data stored in a server, and I have no idea how to do this.

Retrieving data from server isn't a problem, the problem is, how do I fill the grid???? :-S

I've been investigating and I read something about Inspectos and the SetSchedulingStartMethod (Inspector.SetSchedulingStartMethod) but it doesn't answer to my needs and I don't know how could I integrate this in the add-in-express solution.

Any ideas about this problem will be highly welcomed!!!

Best regards
Yolanda
Posted 21 Nov, 2013 08:23:31 Top
Andrei Smolin


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Hello Yolanda,

I don't see any way to add anything to the scheduling assistant. My understanding is that it retrives data from calendars of the meeting participants and this means, you can modify their calendars and the scheduling assistant will display the data.

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
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Posted 22 Nov, 2013 03:28:53 Top
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Hi,
I found a way to fill Free/Busy grid in the outlook scheduling.

We can parameter outlook to fetch free/busy status to a server, as explained in this article :
How to use the Internet Free/Busy in Outlook

We only need to create in the server a .vfb file foreach user containing busy time slots as follows :

BEGIN:VCALENDAR
PRODID:-//Microsoft Corporation//Outlook 15.0 MIMEDIR//EN
VERSION:2.0
METHOD:PUBLISH
BEGIN:VFREEBUSY
ORGANIZER:/cn=test.testkarim
DTSTAMP:20131125T140000Z
DTSTART:201311265T000000Z
DTEND:20131130T040000Z
FREEBUSY:20131126T140000Z/20131126T143000Z
FREEBUSY:20131127T140000Z/20131127T143000Z
FREEBUSY:20131128T160000Z/20131128T163000Z
END:VFREEBUSY
END:VCALENDAR
Posted 27 Nov, 2013 03:17:10 Top
Andrei Smolin


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Thank you much!

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 27 Nov, 2013 03:48:43 Top