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Using the ifb info with Outlook

Rich Ramos
2003-03-25
2003-03-26
  • Rich Ramos

    Rich Ramos - 2003-03-25

    Can someone point me at the info that tells me how to get Outlook to use the .ifb file that JiCal generates?

    Thanks,
    Rich

     
    • Stuart Guthrie

      Stuart Guthrie - 2003-03-26

      Best way is to suck in a vCard which already includes a free busy URL pointing at the freebusy time. Mine is available on-line for you to tinker with. Download it from the below address, save it to disk then import it into outlook.

      http://www.eurekait.com/sfg.vcf

      Outlook will import my card as a contact record. You should now be able to book a meeting with me and see my free/busy time.

      To do this for your contact list. If someone has a free/busy file on-line on a web server, simply include that information in the relevant part of outlook contact record (collaboration in Evolution is the tab folder name) and you should see their busy/time.  Outlook uses this info when creating its busy time blocked out in the meeting arranger thingo.  There are examples of what it looks like for other users on the website. jical.sourceforge.net.

      HTH

      Stuart

       

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