1. amazzajr's Avatar
    My iPhone 3G is currently connected to my company's Exchange Server
    (2003).in my Outlook Client, I've color coated all of my calendar
    entries(green, blue, etc.)when looking at the "Enterprise"
    section of
    Apple's website, they promote the Enterprise/Exchange calendar
    feature by showing a screenshot of the calendarand the entries are
    color coated.

    Why? Lol...is it me? My calendar entries from Exchange only show up
    as one color"grayish". I guess this isn't too bad, because coming
    from my BlackBerryit didn't color coat anythingbut I was really
    looking forward to this feature

    The only thing I can possibly think ofis that the Exchange color
    coated calendars is only a Exchange 2007 feature. (BOOO!)

    Thanks in advance!
    09-26-2008 05:12 PM
  2. hermdog's Avatar
    I'm not 100% sure about this, but I also use Exchange 2003 and I also color code my calendar. From what I can gather the color you've seen on there website are if you use MobileMe. This is just a guess, I have no proof otherwise. Maybe someone who uses MobileMe can confirm or deny.

    Hermdog
    09-28-2008 10:36 AM
  3. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    I haven't been able to add a calendar in Exchange yet, and our Admin is on holiday, but I'm still looking into this myself!
    09-29-2008 09:21 PM
  4. amazzajr's Avatar
    it's getting to look more and more like this feature is only available through the MobileMe calendar...

    With that said...why the hell are the calendars color coated on the MS exchange portion of the iphone 3g website!?!?!?

    I'll see if i can look into it a little more...
    09-30-2008 02:41 PM
  5. hermdog's Avatar
    it's getting to look more and more like this feature is only available through the MobileMe calendar...

    With that said...why the hell are the calendars color coated on the MS exchange portion of the iphone 3g website!?!?!?

    I'll see if i can look into it a little more...
    You are correct. It is in color on there website. I can make my an appointment in color on the desktop client but it doesn't appear in color on the iPhone. I'm running Exchange 2003, so maybe it's something in Exchange 2007. Anyone running Exchange 2007?
    09-30-2008 04:03 PM
  6. taylorh's Avatar
    Calendar colors do not reflect the colors in a single calendar in exchange.
    For colors you see on those pictures, each color represents a different calendar.

    In Exchange, select File>New>Calendar. It will create a secondary, third, fourth, etc. calendar. If you select "folder list" from the navigation pane, you'll see the additional folders nested inside the main calendar folder.

    Those are then picked up by the iPhone exchange sync and show up as different calendars, each with a different color. The main calendar is always red, 2nd is yellow, 3rd blue, etc. You can't chose the colors.





    The same exact thing for contacts. The iPhone doesn't understand contact categories. It just knows multiple contact folders. I guess I don't have a screen shot of that handy.
    09-30-2008 05:38 PM
  7. amazzajr's Avatar
    Rene -

    Taylor should win a prize because he's a freakin CHAMP!

    Thanks Taylor!
    10-02-2008 12:46 PM
  8. hermdog's Avatar
    Rene -

    Taylor should win a prize because he's a freakin CHAMP!

    Thanks Taylor!
    I second that motion!!!
    10-02-2008 03:42 PM
  9. amazzajr's Avatar
    you guys are going to love this....

    SO...i would like my calendars color coated on my iphone...

    I read Taylor's post, and I conclude that he's a CHAMP..which he is...

    I go into Outlook and start to separate my ONE calendar into many:

    Calendar
    School
    Personal

    I get done...check my iPhone...and BOOM! There's everything color coated and it looks so beautiful...i want to pat myself on the back and go out for a drink...

    AND THEN

    I go back into Outlook...I'm in the "mail section"...and in Outlook 2007, there's a wonderful addition called the "to do bar"....

    WELL....

    it turns out that the FREAKIN "to do bar" only displays the appointments from the MAIN outlook calendar!!!!! WHY? I DONT KNOW.

    So...I got over this whole calendar color crap real quick...put everything back into the main calendar and I'm now looking at gray appointments on my phone...

    Unbelievable...
    10-02-2008 07:53 PM
  10. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    He's already won our hearts and business-focused minds!

    But yeah, we gotta figure out a way to karmically bolster you brilliant forum types...

    Rene -

    Taylor should win a prize because he's a freakin CHAMP!

    Thanks Taylor!
    10-04-2008 07:13 AM
  11. herryjohn's Avatar
    you can do it better
    10-05-2008 06:09 AM
  12. Jason15's Avatar
    Just one comment. As you can add national holidays to your outlook calendar, I found it useful to set up a separate calendar called National Holidays and I transferred all the national holiday appointments to that calendar. While holidays are of course very important it's less necessary for them to flow into your to-do/tasks list. You can keep all your specific appointments/meetings in your main calendar which does flow into your tasks list. By doing this all the national holidays are shown as a separate color to your other appointments when pushed to your iphone which is helpful when reviewing your appointment list on the phone.

    Anyway thought this my be helpful to others.
    05-08-2009 12:53 PM
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