1.6 Applicability Statement

The Public Folder–Based Free/Busy Protocol is appropriate for use by higher layers of a server or client implementation that schedule meetings to avoid scheduling conflicts.

The following related functionality is best accomplished by using other protocols.

  • Displaying complete calendar details. This is best accomplished by receiving permissions and directly browsing the calendar of the meeting attendee or resource. For information about how a client opens the Calendar folder of another user, see [MS-OXODLGT] section

  • Displaying free/busy data outside the publishing range. This is best accomplished by using the Availability service, as described in [MS-OXWAVLS].

It is recommended that this protocol be used only if the Availability service is not supported by the server.