One of the common discussion I have with client’s and our own IT department is the importance of ensuring that users Active Directory (AD) attributes are complete. With products like Outlook, SharePoint and Lync all being driven (by default) by information held within AD it’s usually easy to persuade administrator that there needs to be some work in getting the information up to date and, as important, kept up to date.
I’m just going through an exercise of updating or own AD and we’ve come across a feature in Outlook 2010 (might occur in previous versions as well)1 that I wasn’t previously aware of.
I’ve gone through and ensured that individuals manager are entered, primarily to get the organisation charts in SharePoint 2010 working and to drive some of the internal workflows.
What we’ve found is that once this is done in Outlook you automatically get additional calendars added.
In the Calendar view you will get a Calendar Group called Team: <Your manager’s Name> with all the people who have the same manager as yourself.
If you are the manager of people you also get a Calendar Group called Team: <Your name> with all your staff listed.
No more manually adding Calendar Groups .