sending calender invites from outlook to mac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by maljago, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. maljago macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I'm a typical microsoft idiot wanting to move to Mac. The only thing holding me back is i need to be able to send calender invites to MS users and them to me[especially my wife]
    Entourage makes this possible i know. However all my Mac friends say dont use it for mail as its no where near as good as the Mac mail.
    Also i figure why migrate to MAc only to MS.
    My question i need help on is there a way for MS outlook to accept Mac calender invites without using Entourage.??
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
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    In my past experience, sort of...

    If you send an outlook calendar invite to a user using Apple's Mail application, you should see an invitation attachment. If you click on it, it'll load up, by default, in iCal, where you can add it to a calendar.

    If you create an event in iCal and share it, I believe, that, likewise, if you forward it to an Outlook user, they can click on the attachment in Outlook and have it put in their calendar as well.

    However, they're not "managed" invites -- you can't do things like monitor acceptance / declines, etc. You also don't, I think, get the accept / decline buttons in Mail.

    But Entourage isn't soooo bad. I like Mail better, but Entourage is reasonably usable.
     

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