Simplify calendar sharing with Office 365

Simplify calendar sharing with Office 365Calendar apps have done wonders for the business world. They’ve made it so much simpler to schedule meetings with colleagues, manage projects, and increase productivity. But things can get sticky when you want someone outside of your organization to see your calendar. Thankfully, Office 365 tackles this challenge.

Share an Office 365 calendar with specific people

Click the Share button from the Home menu along the top of your Office 365 calendar. This will open an email window where you can enter the addresses of people you want to see your calendar.

From that window, you can limit how much of your calendar they see by choosing from Availability OnlyLimited Details, or Full Details. The latter two will show recipients the meeting names and participants of events on your calendar, whereas Availability Only will simply display scheduled events as Busy. After you’ve sent the invitation, recipients receive an email with a link to view your calendar in a web browser.

Make an Office 365 calendar public

If you’d prefer to have a link that you can share in a variety of channels whenever you’d like, click the Publish Online button from the Home menu along the top of your Office 365 calendar. From the dropdown menu, first click Publish This Calendar, then Configure This Published Calendar. This will create a link that you can give to collaborators outside your organization. As long as you don’t change your calendar’s visibility, they’ll be able to open that URL and view your availability.

Share your calendar so others can manage it

Users who have administrative control over their Office 365 calendar can set up special sharing settings that allow someone else to send and respond to invitations. From the Account Settings window, click on the Delegate Accessbutton. This window lets you add or remove delegators and configure how much control they have over your calendar.

Even something as simple as sharing your calendar outside your organization has the potential to increase office productivity and efficiency. If you have questions or concerns about managing various aspects of Office 365, get in touch with us today.

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COO at CPTech LLC
I'm the COO of CPTech, LLC. A locally private owned IT consulting firm located in Dallas, TX. About 4 years ago the dangers of data breaches and cybercrimes scared me to death and I realized I needed to not just focus on superior IT services, but to become a cyber security expert. Not just for my client’s data alone, but their computer network as a whole. Every day I read about compromised data and how widespread the problem is, and I know that the decision to stay on top of the ever-changing lava lamp appearance of threats is the best decision I have made. We do offer customized budget friendly IT solutions and act as the IT department for small to large companies. We can also work alongside your current IT department to give an outsiders opinion on how your IT infrastructure is configured. But if you are looking for a result driven professional, leading a team of professionals, with a focus on security, data protection, and helping solve the problem – then we have you covered.