Show Time As...


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McVeigh

It would be nice to have an option to Show Time As...with different than the
default settings. Like we have Free, Busy, Out of Office and Tentative right
now in the systemm it would be nice to have other options, like Working
Remote (so the user knows I am available, but not in the office) or even
options to create our own system wide and define within the organization.
With the popularity of telecommuting only getting more widespread, the option
to reflect that in the scheduler would help out the meeting organizers a lot.
Just an idea.
Thanks.

If anyone has suggestions as to how we can do, that would be great.
Currently, I set my entire day to Tentative - this prompts the meeting
organizer to contact me if they need a face to face.


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Diane Poremsky [MVP]

Tentative is the best way right now - I also recommend using subjects that
show the type of appointment you are available for - Phone calls only,
@Downtown office, etc.

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Brian Tillman [MVP - Outlook]

It would be nice to have an option to Show Time As...with different than the
default settings. Like we have Free, Busy, Out of Office and Tentative
right
now in the systemm it would be nice to have other options, like Working
Remote (so the user knows I am available, but not in the office) or even
options to create our own system wide and define within the organization.
With the popularity of telecommuting only getting more widespread, the
option
to reflect that in the scheduler would help out the meeting organizers a
lot.
Just an idea.

And I think it's a good one.
 
T

tnarsenal

We just implemented OCSR2, specifically to support Telecommuting as a cost
savings for employees. This is one of the features our users have asked about
specifically to alleviate confusion when trying to schedule between those of
us in the office and those of us at home. A modification to "Show Time As"
options is the easy way out. Perhaps you could integrate enhanced presence
data from OCS to update Outlook options with the same status information.
Ultimately it would just be nice if Outlook had the intelligence to "notify"
the organizer for whatever conferencing needs the meeting participants may
request based on their status for the meeting time.
 
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Diane Poremsky [MVP]

Unfortunately, its not going to happen for awhile - outlook 2010 has the
same show time as options as previous versions. One option is for
telecommuters to make tentative appointments for their available time and
put something like "telecommuting" or "available for tele conferences" in
the subject.
 
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