Uncertain of Calendar sharing requirements- What version do I need?
Question asked by Tony Audet - 7/17/2019 at 8:37 AM
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We are thinking we would like to be able to share global calendars withing our company and we use Various versions of Outlook. 2007 to 2013.  I think we would need Enterprise but- 1.  will this allow syncing Outlook calendars?   2 Does it support  sharing of reminder pop ups?

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Emily Ward Replied
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Hello Tony,

You are correct that you would need the enterprise edition to share calendars with other users on you domain.  Users will need to login to the web interface to shared their calendars and then to map any shared with them.  Once this is done they can use Add to Outlook to get the shared calendar into Outlook.  Although this will not add the calendar to the native Outlook calendar, it will in Outlook listed as a separate calendar.  At this time only the calendar owner, and those invited on the calendar event, will receive a reminder.
Emily Ward
Customer Relations and Partner Specialist
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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Tony Audet Replied
Thanks for the reply Emily.  OK so let me make sure I understand exactly.  1.The add to Outlook creates a new/alternate calendar? 2. Calendar reminders do propagate to those invited on those invitations on the add in calendar those users?  3.  Will this work ok with outlook 2007 and above?

What would be involved to upgrade to Enterprise from Pro 15.6?  It is a standalone migrate upgrade?
Thank you!
Tony
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Emily Ward Replied
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Tony,

All you would need to do is pay the price difference between the professional and enterprise editions. Once you purchase the upgrade you simply reactivate your installation and should have the enterprise features available after that.  I was able to pull up your account and will send you a price quote for the upgrade.

Add to Outlook should work with Outlook 2007 and newer.  It will be a two-way synchronization between the calendar that was added into Outlook and the calendar in the SmarterMail web interface.  Anyone one who you invited on a calendar appointment should receive a notification reminder.  
Emily Ward
Customer Relations and Partner Specialist
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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Tony Audet Replied
Thank you for that.  So does the smartermail calendar become a tab or folder or something in outlook.  Im trying to figure what it looks like in practice and cant seem to find any reference?
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Emily Ward Replied
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Using Add to Outlook would look similar to this:

The orange calendar on the far right labeled "SmarterMail-Chores Calendar" was added using Add to Outlook.  Keep in mind this image is from the latest Outlook.  Unfortunately I don't have a copy of Outlook 2007 to provide an image for.  If you would like I can get you a 30 day trial key for the enterprise edition and you can test Add to Outlook in the different versions of Outlook.  
Emily Ward
Customer Relations and Partner Specialist
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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Tony Audet Replied
That would be great if we could try it.
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Emily Ward Replied
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Tony, you should get an email with the trial key.  
Emily Ward
Customer Relations and Partner Specialist
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com

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