Duke Exchange Calendars
Exchange offers several features that can be used through Outlook 2007 or Outlook Web Access to make scheduling and using resources easier. View the calendar FAQ for other common questions.
The Scheduling Assistant allows you to simply enter in the required and optional attendees, the room wanted or other resources needed, and automatically analyzes each person or resource’s availability against other appointments, working hours and time zones to suggests the most optimal times available. This is presented in a simple, color-coded interface, making it possible to schedule meetings quickly.
The Calendar Attendant processes meeting requests as they come in, even if you are not currently logged on by means of Office Outlook or another client. Meetings are automatically placed on the calendar as tentative, so that timeslots will not be overbooked.
Resource Booking Attendant
The Resource Booking Attendant automates acceptance and declination of resource booking requests. Policies can be set up for each resource based upon by whom, when, and for how long a resource can be booked. If the request for the resource is within policy, the resource will automatically be granted, and no one else will be able to book the resource. If the request is out of policy, information can be provided explaining alternative resources, and escalation paths provided to approve an out-of-policy request.
An Exchange shared calendar is used to schedule an object, a group of objects or the activities for a group of Exchange users, such as a staff calendar.