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Like most enterprise calendaring systems, Exchange allows you to schedule resources, such as rooms or equipment. As part of the conversion from Oracle Calendar, the OIT has migrated the information for resource calendars in Oracle Calendar to the Exchange calendaring system. The resource naming convention for Ohio University has been standardized, so the names of your Oracle Calendar resources may not work in the new Exchange service. To help you with this transition, we've provided a resource naming crosswalk.
A resource can be a conference room, lab or equipment in a room that can be scheduled. Any Exchange Calendar user can invite a resource to a meeting. Resources accept invitations on a first-come, first-served basis.
The default access rights for most resource calendars are set to allow any Ohio University employee to schedule the resource and to allow anyone to view meetings for that resources (as long as they are not marked as private by the meeting owner). Resource owners and delegates can adjust these rights as necessary.
To invite a resource to your meeting, within the meeting invitation, click the Rooms button to view a list of resources (Note: this is for all resources, not just rooms). You can also refine the list of resources by entering part of the name of your resource. Once you've found the resource, double-click it to add it to the Rooms field and click OK.
To invite a resource to your meeting, from within the meeting invitation click on Resources and then click All Rooms to see a list of all resources. You can also refine the list of resources by entering part of the name of your resource. Once you've found the resource, select it and click Resources to add it to the Resource field. When finished, click OK.
To invite a resource to your meeting, in the Search field enter search criteria for your resource (e.g. the first word of the resource) select All Rooms from the Address Book pull-down menu and click the Search (magnifying glass) icon. Select the room from the list of resources to reserve and click Resources. When finished, click Done.
Resource creation is handled centrally. If you would like to add a departmental resource to Exchange Calendar, please place a work order through the Service Desk. You should have the following information ready when you call:
Location of the resource - building, room number and department
Type of resource - conference room, lab, multimedia cart, etc.
Primary contact - person responsible for this resource
Designate(s) [optional] - Exchange user or users who should have the ability to accept/decline invitations on behalf of the resource.