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Sharing in Exchange Online

Exchange Online
 

Applies to: Exchange Online

Topic Last Modified: 2014-02-10

You may need to coordinate schedules with people in different organizations or with friends and family members so that you can work together on projects or plan social events. With Office 365, administrators can set up different levels of calendar access in Exchange Online to allow businesses to collaborate with other businesses and to let users share their schedules with others. Business-to-business calendar sharing is set up by creating organization relationships. User-to-user calendar sharing is set up by applying sharing policies.

The following sharing scenarios are supported in Exchange Online:

 

Sharing goal Setting to use Requirements

Share calendars with another Office 365 organization

Organization relationships

None, ready to configure

Share calendars with an on-premises Exchange organization

Organization relationships

The on-premises Exchange administrator has to set up an authentication relationship with the cloud (also known as “federation”) and must meet minimum software requirements

Share an Office 365 user’s calendar with another Internet user

Sharing policies

None, ready to configure

Share an Office 365 user’s calendar with an Exchange on-premises user

Sharing policies

The on-premises Exchange administrator has to set up an authentication relationship with the cloud (also known as “federation”) and must meet minimum software requirements

The following table contains links to topics that will help you learn about and manage sharing in Exchange Online.

 

Topic Description

Organization relationships in Exchange Online

Learn more about the one-to-one relationships between organizations that enable calendar free/busy sharing.

Sharing policies in Exchange Online

Learn more about the person-to-person policies that enable calendar sharing.

 
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