Whenever an enterprise considers Google’s G Suite, the first thing its IT team wants to know is how well it can work well with the existing setup. In most of the organizations around the world, Microsoft Exchange is the de facto standard for e-mail and calendaring. It is important for G Suite to work well with Exchange Servers. Better late than ever, Google Calendar team has recognized it now and they are now announcing some new updates today.
They are making it easier to manage the coexistence of Google Calendar and Microsoft Exchange Server/Office 365) within an organization. They will support real-time free/busy lookups between Google Calendar and Microsoft Exchange Server/Office 365 within the same organization on both mobile and web. Once this interop setup is done by the IT Admin, end users in the organizations can see each other’s free/busy information across the two systems through Google Calendar’s Find a Time and Microsoft Outlook’s Scheduling Assistant. This interop setup works in real time and is supported on Google Calendar for Android, iOS and web.
G-Suite admins can learn more about this new update here.