Are you sharing things in Outlook? Mail folders or calendars, perhaps?
If you are, you need to be aware that there's a right way and a wrong way to do this in the Kerio Outlook Connector. It's all documented in the PDF User's Guide, but nobody ever reads that. It's also documented in the manuals for older versions, but the procedure has changed a little since then.
Of course if you are accustomed to using Outlook with Exchange somewhere else, you already know how to do this, right? No, you don't. Yes, I know what Microsoft says about opening another person's Exchange Calendar. That's wrong, too - or, more accurately, it's wrong if you are using Kerio's Outlook Connector.
Here's the problem: Microsoft does not provide vendors the necessary tools/information to use all of the Outloook interface. Therefore Kerio had to create their own way to map and share.
Here's where the problem gets worse: if you do things the Microsoft way, you may get results. Those results may be followed by funky problems, which you will blame on Kerio. Why not?
Examples that follow are based on sharing calendars on Outlook 2010. Sharing folders is exactly the same procedure.
Share with someone
That's easy enough: right-click on the calendar and
choose Properties, Folder Sharing. Don't choose Share - that's not it.
Add the people you want to share with:
Access a shared calendar - the wrong ways
Here they are: how NOT to subscribe to a shared calendar
These are what you'd probably do if you already "know" Outlook or if you Googled "share folder Outlook". These are WRONG for Outlook with the Kerio Outlook Connector!
The right ways
There are two ways to begin. You can right click on your name above the INBOX and choose "Data File Properties":
Or, click on "Folder Properties"
Either way, then chose "Folder Mapping", then "Configure". Add the name of the user who has shared with you. The manual says that has to be "[email protected]", but I haven't found that to be true for the default domain - no harm in being specific, though!.
That's it. The shared calendar is ready.
I really do recommend reading the manual, too, of course.
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