Office 365 Aims to Make Sharing Between Office 365 Tenants and Sharing Between Office 365 and Outlook.com


Calendar sharing is one of those banal but important pieces of functionality that makes offices work. Even with all of the collaboration options available to share calendars through Office 365 Groups and Microsoft Teams, individuals often need to share their calendar with others. The most commonplace example is where administrative assistants support managers and other knowledge workers and need access to their calendars to book appointments, schedule meetings, and so on.

Despite it’s nearly twenty years since the Outlook desktop client first appeared in 1997, sharing calendars has always been complicated. I can’t quite work out why the situation has persisted until now, but it did. In any case, Microsoft wants to make calendar sharing and delegate management much easier and set out their plans at the Ignite conference last September.

The good news is that the new calendar sharing model has been enabled for all Office 365 users. The implementation supports different scenarios, including sharing between Office 365 tenants and sharing between Office 365 and Outlook.com.

From a client perspective, the new sharing model is implemented in OWA now. Over time, the other Outlook clients will upgrade their interface to support the new sharing model. When this happens, a single consistent approach to sharing calendars will be used by all Outlook clients.

Except of course for clients connected to on-premises servers, which will continue to use the old sharing model as Microsoft hasn’t yet announced any plans to upgrade Exchange 2016.

For technical support call to MS Office helpline toll free numbers are 1-855-441-4419 – (USA), +61-1800-769-903 – (AUS), +44-800-078-6054 – (UK) for three major countries.

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