[Outlook 2010] Meeting Workspace Options

One of the great features of Outlook 2007 was the ability to create SharePoint 2007 meeting workspaces within the appointment details in Outlook. In Outlook 2007, the button for managing these workspaces was on the Office Ribbon:

Outlook 2007 Meeting Workspace

In Outlook 2010, this option is no longer in the ribbon by default. The good news is, however, that the functionality still exists. All you have to do is add the button to a custom ribbon or to your Quick Access Toolbar. For simplicity, I have added it to my Quick Access Toolbar:

2010 Quick Access Toolbar

To add the button to your Quick Access Toolbar, first open a calendar appointment or create a new one. In the details window, select the drop-down menu for the Quick Access Toolbar and select More Commands. From the list of available commands, select “Meeting Workspace” and add it. That’s it, you now have the Meeting Workspace button in your Quick Access Toolbar.

John Chapman

Hello, I'm John Chapman. I am a SharePoint Developer for Sitrion (formerly NewsGator) living in Denver, Colorado. I develop solutions using SharePoint and .NET, and I thrive on the challenge of writing code to overcome the impossible, annoying, or otherwise difficult obstacles.

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  • Ruletero

    Great help, for a moment i thinked Microsoft make a big mistake taken off this valuable feature.

    Thanks for the tip

  • Ian B

    Thanks for that, i run virtual teams and and nearly died when i could find that button on the toolbar. :-)

    • http://www.sharepointjohn.com John Chapman

      I’m glad it helped.

  • Marg Connors

    Hi John
    Do you also know how to get the list of the recurring meeting dates into the meeting workspace?
    This used to happen automatically in 2007 and now in 2010 you can only access through the meeting notice in the calendar?

    I have tried linking through outlook as well and this doesn’t do it either.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks

    Marg

  • http://sharepoint-tutorial.net Andreas – SharePoint Tutorial

    Finally I got the meeting workspace button back in Outlook 2010… I wonder why it is not showing by default.