In addition, he/she can also be given access to receive mails pertaining the meetings, PRIVATE ITEMS and also accept and reject meetings on your behalf.

Microsoft also started updating Outlook for Mac earlier this month with new features including Google Calendar and Contacts syncing.

You can grab the latest Outlook for i OS update for free on the App Store.

If a user sets permission levels only to allow free/busy or free/busy limited details, an Outlook 2011 user will not be able to see any details of the shared calendar.

PC users must grant "full details" to the Outlook 2011 user.

Since Outlook 2007, The Color Categories are stored within the main Calendar folder of the mailbox owner.

In order to get access to this list, so you can see the configured Color Categories as well, the mailbox owner needs to assign you at least “Reviewer” permissions.

Microsoft notes, however, that shared calendars will only be supported for customers to start.

That leaves Office 365 subscription customers waiting a little longer with a gradual roll out only starting today.

Once available, Microsoft says the new shared calendar preferences can be found under the settings wheel next to each calendar name for editing on the fly.