THIS IS FOR EVALUATION PURPOSES ONLY
Project Description

SCENARIO & USE: When you have a long email thread with many folks in it, have you wished you could just setup a follow-up meeting for it and also include the email thread (with its attachments, in order to preserve the context)? You can do so in ONE click using the new custom actions button – Schedule Meeting
There is a bit more to it - if you want to do the follow-up 1:1 with the sender (when there is just one person in To line and no one in CC), then the meeting room location shows up as the <person>’s office (Of course you can edit and change it to your office as well).

See the attached Image that shows the 'Custom Actions' button that has 'Schedule Meeting' button under it.

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PREREQUISITES:
I have tested only on the following Vista, Windows 7 RC, Outlook 2007 and above. It needs .NET 3.5 SP1. The Add-in is built on VS2010 Beta1 so it requires Visual Studio Tools for Office system 4.0 Beta1 (VSTO 4.0 Runtime). Simply install VS2010 Beta1 from http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/netframework/dd819232.aspx

INSTALL:
Ensure you have installed VSTO 4.0 runtime (comes with VS2010 Beta1)
1. Ensure that Outlook is not running.
2. Extract the SPlus folder contents and click 'setup' to install
3. Open Outlook.
4. Open an email item from your inbox. You should see 'Custom Actions' button with 'Schedule Meeting' button under it. Click it to see if the add-in does its job!

UNINSTALL:
1. Ensure that Outlook is not running.
2. Go to Control Panel - Add Remove / Uninstall programs. You can uninstall SPlus from there
3. Start Outlook again. Open a email item inbox to ensure that you do not see the 'Custom Actions' button with 'Schedule Meeting' button under it.

Note: If you aleady have a Custom Actions button, with some add-in, the Splus just adds 'Schedule Meeting' button under it.

Try it out and let me know!

RELATED OUTLOOK ADD-IN
Reply All with Attachments : http://replyallwithattach.codeplex.com

TECHNICAL RESOURCES
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms268731(VS.80).aspx

Cheers!
Ashwin
http://ashwinsblogs.blogspot.com/

Last edited Jul 30, 2009 at 7:15 PM by AshwinGK, version 22