How can I show MS Exchange Calendars in Confluence Team Calendars?

I have just installed a trial version of Team Calendars in our Confluence instance.

The main use case is to get an overview of team vacations and other activities in one place. For that, I need to include the events in the MS Exchange calendars of my team members.

I cannot find any description of how to do that in the documentation (https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/TEAMCAL/Team+Calendars+Home). I can find instructions for subscribing to a Google calendar (wrong software) or how to subscribe to Team Calendars from Outlook (wrong way), but obviously that does not help me.

MS Exchange is our main calendar system in the organisation. I was hoping that Team Calendars could help aggregate the information from Exchange into a nice overview.

 

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I have filled out the survey in that issue now. It is very disappointing if there is currently no way to display the Exchange/Outlook calendars of my team in Confluence Team Calendars.

Still not yet available. This feature is a MUST HAVE. Our teams are working with JIRA and Confluence but also coordinate their resources (meeting rooms, pool cars etc.) via Outlook. So, we need to integrate this.

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Timothy Chin Community Champion Jun 09, 2015

You're most probably looking for this feature (https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/TEAMCAL-113)..

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Hello @Mikkel Christensen,

I tried it with Confluence 5.10.6 and Outlook 2010 (connected to company MS Exchange Server, Outlook Web App (OWA))

  1. Select calendar in Outlook > Publish
  2. I was directed to our company OWA
  3. After the login I was in the calendar options > publish calendar.
  4. Select the calendar you wish to publish, the details then save
  5. Copy the ICS link
  6. In Confluence create a new calendar via subscribe by URL
  7. Enter a calendar name, Insert the ICS link in the URL field and click subscribe
  • The calendar is in Confluence and has all events
  • I can add an event via my Outlook client and after clicking on refresh in the Team calendar, this event gets displayed.

Hope this helps!

Cheers,

Patrice

Good evening Patrice,

Thanks for this approach. It's better than no solution at all...

...but it is not sufficient since this solution only works if your outlook is transfering the data. (For us) it would be necessary to have a connection to the MS Exchange Server as conference rooms and other resources do not "own" a computer with a running MS Outlook.

Best regards,
Philipp 

Good morning @Philipp Eckelmann,

how did you check that Outlook ist transferring the data? As pointed out in may answer I was directed from my Outlook client to our company's MS Exchange Server to adjust the settings. There I copied the ICS URL. So as far as I am aware of the data come from our Exchange server.

Can you confirm this?

Cheers,

Patrice

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