Originally Posted by Bogus8
So what's the deal on this iCalendar (ICS) or CalDAV... My brother is an MS guy and he's been interested in ditching exchange but needs to keep Outlook and it's shared calendar.... probably 25 users no more than 50 for sure. How would this work... Outlook calendar works off this package but still connects to something like Citadel or whatever for email?
I set up a simple ftp server with anonymous users being able to write to it and in outlook, I set the free/busy schedule to publish to ftp://ipaddress/user.vfb
and made sure the same information was true within the contact in Outlook. That took care of calendar sharing for me.
It'll show you that they are busy or available, but it won't show you what they are doing (like a doctor's appointment or some such thing), so there's still a bit of privacy for the user.
You can also write a quickie vbs script that'll import all the contacts with the free/busy information already in it if you'd like everyone to have the same contacts list.
If you want to know more, let me know and I'll share some code with you.