Working in Outlook Calendar with G Suite Sync for Microsoft® Outlook® (GSSMO) is much the same as using Outlook with Microsoft Exchange. While using Outlook with GSSMO, you can:
- Schedule any kind of event, including all-day events, a series of recurring meetings, and public vs. private events.
- View free/busy status for other users in your domain, to see who's available when for a meeting.
Limitations of seeing free/busy status
- When scheduling a meeting, you can only see an invitee's availability for a period of 28 days in the past and 56 days in the future. To workaround this, add the invitees' calendars as additional calendars in Outlook.
- You can see free/busy information for people in your domain who are still using Exchange if your administrator has enabled Google Calendar Connectors as described by these administrator setup instructions.)
- View all your G Suite calendars, including your primary calendar, calendars you create, and calendars other people have shared. If you track a lot of calendars, choose which ones to view now (which can improve performance in Outlook). For details, see View and manage your calendars.
- Delegate your calendar to an assistant, who can then manage your schedule on your behalf. See Delegate access to your calendar.
- Share calendars with colleagues or customers, who can then view a schedule you post or even add events to the calendar themselves. See Share your calendar with Outlook users.
- Use most of Outlook's other calendar features: Respond to invitations, get reminders, organize events using colored labels (Outlook 2003) or categories (Outlook 2007, 2010), and more.