N/APosted on - 01/20/2012
Our company needs to enable our external user to access our company’s calendar. This we intend to do by creation of an Internet Calendaring and scheduling (ICS) on our company’s public folder. Majority of these outside users shall be accessing the schedule using Outlook, iPad or iPhone. For our employees, they access the schedule by the public folder which is available on the company’s Exchange Server.
It is possible to create the ICS files through outlook. However, I find it necessary to combine that with the ability to manage and Update the so created ICS files from the Exchange server instead of doing this on the PC. Since I have a Webdav server account that hosts the ICS files does anyone have an idea how I can set up to create the ICS files on the public folder so as to create the ICS files for the external users to make them access our calendars? Do we have other applications that can be used for this?
How do I to create ICS files on Public folder?
Yes.It is possible.Please follow the instruction carefully.Then your problem will be solved.
Add an Internet Calendar Subscription to Outlook
An Internet Calendar Subscription is a calendar that you download and view in Outlook.
However, unlike a Calendar Snapshot, Internet Calendar Subscriptions are updated automatically.
These calendars can be found on Web sites where people host calendars. On such a Web site, you can click a link to download and subscribe to the calendar, or someone can send you a link to the Internet Calendar Subscription in an e-mail message. This link is an Internet Web address that begins with webcal://, instead of http://, and ends with a file name that has the .ics file extension.
Click the link for the Internet Calendar Subscription.
You might be prompted to acknowledge that you are opening a hyperlink. You should click Yes only if you know and trust the validity of the linked calendar.
At the prompt, Add this Internet Calendar to Outlook and subscribe to updates, click Yes.
The Internet Calendar opens in a side-by-side view in the Outlook Calendar and is added to the Navigation Pane in Calendar view under Other Calendars. The calendar will check periodically for any updates made by the calendar publisher.
You can identify an Internet Calendar Subscription in the Navigation Pane by the icon.
To remove an Internet Calendar Subscription from side-by-side view, clear the check mark for the calendar in the Navigation Pane.
To overlay multiple calendars, use the arrow buttons on the calendar tabs.
You can drag items from the Internet Calendar Subscription to other calendars in side-by-side view.
To remove the Internet Calendar Subscription from the Navigation Pane, right-click the calendar name, and then click Delete calendar name.
Internet Calendar Subscriptions can be added, changed, or removed from the Account Settings dialog box. On the Tools menu, click Account Settings, and then click the Internet Calendars tab.