It is possible to give someone the permission to schedule an Online Meeting on behalf of someone else?
Let’s have a look
Step 1. Setting the scene
In my demo environment I have two mailbox-enabled user, one is my own test account Ilse, and the other one belongs to my colleague Annelies Bulkens. I have configured both Full Mailbox Access, and Send-As permission on Annelies her mailbox for me:
Thanks to the changed Autodiscover feature in Exchange 2010 Sp1 and Outlook 2010, when opening up my mailbox, I automatically get Annelies her mailbox and archive added!
More information about this can be found here:
I’m able to send mails as Annelies Bulkens, and I am able to schedule meetings as Annelies!
But when trying to schedule an Online Meeting, or when trying to change an existing one to an online meeting, I get the following error message: “Please contact the owner of the account to get delegate permissions in Lync”:
Step 2. Getting delegate permissions in Lync
In order to get delegate permissions in Lync, Annelies has to log into Lync, and add me as a delegate. Just go to Tools, check Call Forwarding Settings:
Click on Edit my delegate members:
And add on the following screen Ilse Van Criekinge as a delegate:
Click OK, and that’s it.
I will get a notification in Lync that I have been added as a delegate for Annelies:
And from that moment onwards, I’m able to schedule an online meeting on behalf of Annelies
When set to True, delegates a user that has configured in Microsoft Exchange will be allowed to schedule meetings for that user.
Ilse (and a big thank you to Kristof, Thomas, Jonathan and Cédric!)