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Is it possible to send reminders from an Exchange public calendar?

What's the best way to use an Exchange public calendar as a public reminder calendar? We need to find a way to get reminders to come from a public calendar.

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Unfortunately, it's not possible to get reminders from a public folder containing appointment items in native Exchange. There are a few third-party solutions that provide this functionality, such as SlovakTech Reminder Manager.

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Related information from SearchExchange.com:

  • Expert Advice: Sending automatic reminders to users from a public folder calendar
  • Exchange Admin 101: Outlook's group calendars
  • FAQ: Exchange public folders
  • Reference Center: Public folder management
  • Reference Center: Contacts and calendars resources
  • This was first published in March 2006

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