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    Default Shared Calendars

    I would like to share out a calendar and allow it to be viewed and updated by multiple people.

    I noticed a thread in the developers corner about viewing shared calenders. http://server.domain.com/zimbra/home/user/calendar.atom but that is for an RSS feed. What if I simply when to view and update the calendars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmorse View Post
    1) Share properties for calendars (when you right click a calendar name)
    -Internal; used only for people using zimbra at your same domain, (their email will be similar to yours) You can also choose a role for them. If you leave "send a standard message" set they will get an email; and when they accept it's automatically added to their calendars list.
    -External Guests; enter their email and choose a password.
    -Public; self explanatory and URL based
    See 'Share Properties' image below.

    Other 2 images (Link to Shared Calendar):
    If you just set it to public (or didn't send them an email invite when you did internal or external guests earlier):
    First, right click the word 'calendars' -where my red dot is below.
    Second, type in the full path: http://myserver.com/home/company_calendar/Calendar/
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    email and a short path:
    company_calendar@domain.com
    /Calendar
    I hope this helps-let us know how it works out!
    Last edited by mmorse; 04-14-2008 at 09:48 PM.

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    Is there any way to browse these?

    We're contemplating deploying this for our school, and our College Relations folks would love to simply share out a bunch of event calendars (Athletics, Lectures, Concerts, Theatre, etc.) for subscription by any college community member.

    However, it's really annoying to the users (who often may not be the most technically savvy) to be forced to remember to use the (fake) e-mail address associated with the "shared calendar user", and to know specifically what the name of the calendar they want it.

    Cheers,
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    Bug 7473 - Share management and discovery

    In the mean time you can make the calendar public and publish a list of URL's?
    Last edited by mmorse; 09-27-2007 at 01:00 PM.

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    The "publish a bunch of URLs" strategy might work if I was happy with "not-real-time" updating of the content, but I still can't get a straight answer for "how often do URL-based calendars get refreshed, or even *do* they get refreshed?"

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    Derek,
    Do your calendars for Athletics, Lectures, Concerts, Theatre, etc. change a ton daily?
    ie: would most users be satisfied with it refreshing on login (or manually refreshing if for instance they're an athletics secretary who needs an up-to-date cal of current games?)

    ya, there are a bunch of threads & bugs on the refreshing issue...about not pushing out changes real-time to logged in users etc.
    Hopefully 5.0 will solve a few things.
    This is probably the biggest Bug 6082 - enable notification for delegate stores/shared folders

    It's mainly dealing with the person who's modifying a shared cal-like a secretary, but the effects on deciding how to notify all open cal's will affect your situation too.

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinH View Post
    At this time the server doesn't trigger notifications for mounted/shared folders. So a manually refresh is needed. We are looking at ways to allow notifications to be sent in a case like this (where the person making the change is notified). If we just notified all the shares it could be a scale problem since some calendars could be shared with 100's of people.

    I filed this as an enhancement.

    Bug 6082 - enable notification for delegate stores/shared folders
    Quote Originally Posted by jholder View Post
    Bug 6082 is marked for release with Franklin, which is 5.0 (our next major release).

    We're targeting 5.0 for release on 10/15/07, and a Beta 1 of 5 will be released anytime now

    This is a MAJOR bug for us, and Dan Karp is working hard on it

    Thanks,
    john
    Last edited by mmorse; 06-06-2007 at 03:46 AM.

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    Thumbs up Seeing a full month on a Calendar

    Hey, A follow-up to my previous question about Shared Calendars.

    I played with publishing the calendars like you suggested. Thank you for the tip. When I am logged into the Zimbra as a user is able to access the shaered calendar as I would expect.

    Is there a way to do something similar with public access through http://zimbramailserver/home/joeuser/Calendar ? When I access the calendar through the published url I get the blasted .ics file and only 1 calendar item is there

    I would like to be able to pull up the calendar like the calendar on the ZIMBRA community forms site. That's what I want...WHAT I REALLY-REALLY-WANT!

    How do I do that?

    Thanx, Joe

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    The external HTML view is still slated for the 5.0 release.
    You would browse to something like http://server/home/~/Calendar.html
    Quote Originally Posted by joe.lorenz View Post
    I noticed a thread in the developers corner about viewing shared calenders. http://server.domain.com/zimbra/home/user/calendar.atom but that is for an RSS feed.
    Quote Originally Posted by joe.lorenz View Post
    Hey, A follow-up to my previous question about Shared Calendars.

    I played with publishing the calendars like you suggested. Thank you for the tip. When I am logged into the Zimbra as a user is able to access the shaered calendar as I would expect.

    Is there a way to do something similar with public access through http://zimbramailserver/home/joeuser/Calendar ? When I access the calendar through the published url I get the blasted .ics file and only 1 calendar item is there

    I would like to be able to pull up the calendar like the calendar on the ZIMBRA community forms site. That's what I want...WHAT I REALLY-REALLY-WANT!

    How do I do that?

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    According to both the PM and the 5.0Beta3 Blog entry, this feature should now be present. But I'm having no luck getting it to work.

    I've tried sharing a calendar as 'public' and then accessing it with the URL https://zimbraserver/home/me/Calendar/ (the URL advertised in the Sharing setup), but this just gives me the .ics file. I've also tried the same thing replacing the trailing '/' with '.html'. That just returns a 404 for "RequestURI=/zimbra/h/rest".

    So am I doing something wrong, or is this not yet ready in beta3?

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