Outlook 2016 shared calendar not always updating
(We are some of the refugees from Windows Live Mail, orphaned by the Outlook 365 conversion.
That's why we're trying both O16 and Outlook for Android -- our eventual goal is to enable updating each other's calendars from our Android phones.) When you setup an email account in Outlook 2013 or 2016 automatically, it will be set up as MAPI / Microsoft Exchange account and you will only be able to view calendars shared with you.
He is not on our Exchange server, but uses a Business Mail account through 1and1. Now, his Outlook has two Profiles created for the same...
I'm trying to help a friend who has just installed Office 2016 on her computer, which was recently upgraded from Win7 to Win10.
Dear Spice & I have accounts (both updated), with calendars shared with each other on (co-owner access level).
We can update each other's calendar directly on and in W10 Calendar.
Using the Outlook to set meetings with your contacts is quite a usual and a rather useful feature.
This is probably affecting a lot of personal users who can't afford the infrastructure to run their own Exchange servers, just to share calendars.
However, despite being configured as Exchange Active Sync accounts, Outlook 2016 (and Outlook for Android) will only allow view-only access!
O16 is saying that "You do not have authorization to make changes to this folder." This seems to require direct access to an Exchange server to change the folder configuration, for an EAS connection.
To make it even better, Outlook is a multiplatform solution so it can sync on a plethora of devices, PCs and smartphones alike.
There’s a lot of competition in this field, but it seems Microsoft has hit a soft spot with Outlook.
You need to remove the account from Outlook and add it again selecting manual setup and Exchange Active Sync.