We have a situation were 2/3 of the company have moved to Outlook, while the remaining 1/3 are on Notes. I was invited to a meeting with people from both the 2/3 and 1/3 attending, I'm in the 1/3 on Notes. We all got a reschedule to change the date, those on Outlook didn't and the meeting hadn't been rescheduled in any case.
And as this was at our HQ, it meant most of the people at the meeting had to make travel plans to get there - fortunately we happened to ask about the meeting with someone from the 2/3 on Outlook and they highlighted the error. Otherwise, there would have been a TDM - time division meeting- going on.
@ Astimov - they're obviously a brighter lot where I work - very small firm - but when I started using Outlook invites they all cottoned on - and found out how to use them too !
But why, oh why do m*Â£%soft put a cheap version on my home PC that is not compatible with scheduling from my, or my partner's office PCs - can it really be worth their while to write both sets of software ?
BoredToDeath, I went from an organization that used Outlook meeting invites for everything to one that barely knows they exist. When I first started I would use meeting invites for things, but people never responded, so I gave up.
There are times I feel my non-PHB's pain.
"Bibi, you scheduled everyone on my team to mandatory training on the ninth."
"We have a major client cut-over on the ninth. We have a 100% manpower commitment on that day."
"Well, how was I supposed to know that? Besides, the trainer is booked and everything is bought and paid for. You'll just have to put off the client."
"The cut has been on the master calendar for three months. Couldn't you have at least checked it?"
Suddenly teary and on the verge of screaming, "I can't look at the calendar every time I have to schedule something!"