Creating an "isolated" shared calendar in Outlook

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Jane

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Outlook 2013 64 bit
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Hi,

I would like to create a group calendar that does not import member's activities into the calendar and only displays appointments that are input specifically for this calendar (hence "isolated" to members' calendar). As a real life scenario, a company that does not currently have a leave system and would like to track employee's leave. The steps are as follow:
1. Employees enter their leave days into the calendar
2. Leave approver approves the leave
3. Approved leaves are to be shown on the calendar

The difference to normal group calendar is that any appointment that employee inputs in his personal calendar will not be shown in the leave calendar. However, appointments created in the group calendar will be shown in the employee's calendar. Members can still view full details of all the events in the calendar.

I tried to create calendar group in Outlook 2013 and adjust the permissions. However, I am not able to achieve such "isolation". Is there a way I could configure this without writing VBA codes?

Thanks in advance!
 

Diane Poremsky

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