This morning I was attempting to share one of my Google Apps Google Calendars with my default Gmail account with full access rights however it kept changing the sharing mode from Manage Changes and Manage Sharing to See Only Free/Busy (Hide Details). At first I thought it had to do with the calendar I was sharing too already being shared back to this calendar with lower calendar event rights however after I deleted all traces of the calendar I was still running into the same issue. Turns out the issue was in the Google Apps dashboard for the Google Apps Calendar I was attempting to share to the normal Google account. Below I describe the issue in more detail and what settings need to be modified in the Google Apps dashboard to allow you to share Google Apps Calendars with full admin privileges.
A colleague at work today had some questions regarding Google Calendar that I attempted to assist him with. In the process I ran into some things that didn’t make a lot of sense to me so I wanted to point out some of the issues I found with importing Calendar Events into Google Calendar. Below I will explain the error I received and how I worked around the error and was able to successfully import the items I had been having an issue with.
If you use Google Calendar as your primary calendar for work the chances are that from time to time you receive calendar items from people using Microsoft Outlook. These calendar items which are sent as .ICS files are easy to import into Google so you don’t have to manually type the entry into your Google Calendar. Follow the directions below to import Outlook calendar items into Google Calendar.
**NOTE: If you are using Thunderbird to copy/paste iCalendar items into ICS files and then import into Google Calendar you will more than likely receive an import error. Please read this article for a resolution to that issue. The error will say “Failed to import events. Could not upload your events because you do not have sufficient access on the target calendar.” This may be a problem with other mail clients as well but I have only confirmed it to be so with Thunderbird.
Google calendar is a great way to share calendars company wide or with multiple people outside of the company you work for. I have started using Google calendar for everything and Sync between my Outlook, Blackberry, iPod Touch, and Google Calendar to make sure I always know what I am supposed to be doing. One feature Google calendar provides is the ability to make calendars public or if you host your domain on Google Apps to share the calendar with the entire domain.
For the User Providing the Secondary Calendar to Domain Users:
This was written to assist a friend syncing his Google Calendar items with his Verizon Wireless LG VX10000 cell phone. Follow the directions below to import your calendar items into the Voyager VX10000.
- Download Windows USB Drivers: First you will want to download and install the USB drivers for your Verizon Wireless Voyager cell phone from Verizon’s web site. Download LG Voyager Windows USB here.
- Install LG Voyager Windows USB Drivers: Double click on the .exe file that was just downloaded from the Verizon Wireless web site. This will start the installation process and guide you through step by step. If there are any issues with installation check the Verizon site for assistance.