How to share Google calendar with lots of specific people?
September 6, 2006 10:07 AM   Subscribe

Is it possible to easily share a Google calendar with lots of specific people (not everyone) without having to manually enter each person's email address in the "Share with specific people" form?

Our office is planning to move to Google calendar for our shared calendar needs, and I'm trying to find out the best way to get everyone on the application. We have staff all over, and each person will have to manually create their Google accounts and set up their personal calendars.

It seems silly to make each person then share their calendar with every other person (by tediously entering their email addresses, one by one, into the form). Does anyone know of an easier way to pull this off? Can you share calendars with a group of people?
posted by jacob to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Maybe you want Google Apps For Your Domain?
posted by Laen at 10:11 AM on September 6, 2006


wow Laen, when did that go live??
posted by dance at 10:20 AM on September 6, 2006


Thanks, Laen. Based on this help page, it's not clear whether Google Apps for Your Domain will let me bulk-share calendars, but I'll give it a go! I'm signing up now.
posted by jacob at 10:44 AM on September 6, 2006


Google Apps for your domain is really just a re-branding of hosted gmail for your domain (so far).

Hosted gmail has a number of features that make life easier (user management via uploading a CSV, auto-add domain users to all users' contacts, for example) but I have yet to see any similar features show up for gCal...
posted by misterbrandt at 10:50 AM on September 6, 2006


To be clear, I get my personal domain email through google hosted, and it gets you mail and calendar.

The point I was trying to make is that hosted gmail has a number of features that simplify management for large groups (or the whole domain) but that hosted gCal does not (yet).
posted by misterbrandt at 11:21 AM on September 6, 2006


This is not a helpful response to the original question, but I wanted to note that after reading about Google Apps for Your Domain here, I registered a brand new domain and set it up with Google inside of two hours. Basically the whole site is managed inside Google (and already running). Impressive... and I can't wait to see what other "services" they add to the offering!
posted by pzarquon at 1:06 PM on September 6, 2006


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