Tuesday, 5 June 2007

Trouble finding a time slot that suits all participants?

fuzzy auto pick next

In Outlook, when you schedule a meeting, you have the handy "auto pick next" button that finds a time slot that suits all participants. However, if you are planning a big meeting with tens of participants, this button will often propose a date far in the future, when the everybody's calendar is still empty. The featured Outlook macro will "auto pick next" dates under the condition that only 85% (or any other percentage) of the participants are available. So you can still hold your meeting soon, with the trade off that not everybody will be available to assist.
What do you think?


Anonymous said...

This is great! With larger groups I've dropped the % to 60% and then can see if the "important" people are free.

Is is possible to use groups instead of individual participants? Then I could make a group and just put the group name(s) in the macro.

Leon said...

Hi, where is the code?!!!!! I need it! Please!

niveauverleih said...

I repaired the broken link to the code.