Is there a way to determine who created an appointment in a shared calendar?


At the office I work, we have a shared calendar so all employees can see the appointments for the day. Unfortunately, some employees are not as savvy with using Outlook as we would like. So, I have been trying to find out if Outlook shows who originally created the appointment in question. As far as I can tell, that specific information is not available or available to be shown.

Hopefully, someone can tell me that this isn’t true and what I need to do to resolve this.

Thanks from a barely adequate Microsoft Windows and Office user.

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8 responses to “Is there a way to determine who created an appointment in a shared calendar?”

  1. anoldamigauser

    Which Outlook might you be using?

    Is it using Exchange Online (Office 365) or on premise?

    If they are meetings, it will tell you who they are from, but for events or appointments it does not appear to give any indication who the creator is. Easy fix is to make everything a meeting. If you have Office 365, it includes SharePoint. If you add a Calendar App to your Group Site, then it allows you to see who created the appointment, though not in Outlook, which sort of defeats the purpose.

    • epsjrno

      In reply to AnOldAmigaUser:

      We're using Office 365 Business Premium which at this point is admittedly a little overkill for what we currently do. I'll try your Calendar App suggestion. At the very least, it will allow me to figure out the creator of the appointment and let everyone know.

      • anoldamigauser

        In reply to epsjrno:

        Honestly, I think you might be better off having everything created as a meeting.

        SharePoint was a bunch of hoops to jump through, though having a good team site is actually pretty useful. Another idea would be to create a Category for each user and have people add the category when creating the item.

        • epsjrno

          In reply to AnOldAmigaUser:
          So, I created a new calendar through the Calendar App in the Sharepoint group. Then I added the calendar to Outlook through the "Connect to Outlook". I can see who created the appt AND who modified through the web interface. I'm testing it out with Outlook to see if it will do the same or something similar. So far, so good.

  2. jrjr