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Viewing another person's calendar

Often we want to view another person's calendar to see when he or she is free or busy or whether the person is on vacation, out of office or in a meeting.

To open another person's calendar in Thunderbird, follow the intstructions below.

  1. Go to calendar
  2. In the guide setup of Thunderbird you can see how to add our own calendar in Thunderbird. 
  3. To add another person calendar is very similar. If you already have an (as yourself) Exchange-calendar, right-click this and select 'Exchange Clone Settings'
  4. Give the calendar a suitable name, and  replace your username with the other person's under Primary email address. Username should still be your own username, since this is what you use to authenticate against Exchange.Exchange Clone Settings
  5. Select Check server and mailboxExchange Clone Settings
  6. And you are finished!

The long and cumbersome way

  1. Right-click a calendar and select New Calendar from the context menu.Calendar
  2. A calendar on the network:On the Network
  3. Select Microsoft ExchangeMicrosoft Exchange
  4. Give the calendar a suitable name
  5. OBS! do not connect it to an e-mail.Create New Calendar
  6. Fill in like yourself, but replace your username with the other person's. If you do not know the username, search for the person at the UiO website.Create New Calendar
  7. Select Perform autodiscoveryPerform Autodiscovery
  8. You will be asked for your password and must select the Exchange server - similar to when you set up for yourself
  9. Now you can see the other person's calendar:Other calendar
  10. The calendar will have a lock icon besides it to show it is read only.

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Published Mar. 5, 2014 2:12 PM - Last modified Aug. 15, 2022 9:07 AM