In this post I want to explain how you can include the ‘Show as’ option in a meeting request using the Calendar E-Mail Extension. By Default, meeting invitations will always be sent with ‘Show as busy’. In the latest version you can now change this default setting in the calendar or configure it for each single event.
Possible options are:
- Out of office
Configure the default setting
In the calendar’s list settings, click on ‘Add from existing site columns’.
Select ‘Show as’ and click ‘OK’. You don’t have to add it to all content types or the default view.
If this column does not exist, install the latest version of the Calendar E-Mail Extension and deactivate and activate the ‘Calendar E-Mail Extension’ feature.
To configure the default value, open the ‘Show as’ column and change the default value.
If you now create an event in the calendar and invite attendees, they will receive the invitation with the configured ‘Show as’ status.
Configure ‘Show as’ for each single event
If you want to change ‘Show as’ for a single event, add the ‘Show as’ column to the content type.
Now you can configure ‘Show as’ directly if you schedule a new event.
If you have problems configuring the solution or your Exchange resources, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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