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    We use the "all-day" calendar items at our office to show when we're going to be out, for example on vacation. So I might send a note "Jake on vacation" that shows up as a banner across the top of my coworker's calendars. This is awesome. Now I can just look at my calendar and see when my coworkers are on vacation. I don't have to try sending a mail, seeing the "out of office" response (assuming they remembered to set it), and reading their mail to see if they say when they are back. I can just look at my own calendar and know.

    The problem is the free/busy is screwy. I have to mark the time as "free" and "no reminders" before sending, otherwise a coworker's schedule gets blocked. And then I have to create a 2nd duplicate item that is only for my own calendar, that is set to "out of office", so that my own calendar free/busy is correct.

    What I want is an "out of office" calendar type item. It would mark my own calendar as "out of office" but anybody I "invited" to the event (so they can have my out-of-office time show on their calendar) can accept it while still showing as "free" on their own calendar.

    Ideally you'd connect this to the "out of office" message dialog box. I would create a new out-of-office message, for the given time period, it would create the busy cal block on my calendar, and create a banner (with time free) on the coworkers I added. People I did not add to the original event would still receive the traditional out of office message if they emailed me. Also the out-of-office text would show up in the PTO banner item if clicked on.

    This would be HUGELY useful.

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