Archives for the Month of December, 2008

Showing Calendars in your OOF Messages

The Outlook team has a tradition of putting calendar diagrams in their OOF messages to try and help clarify the date ranges. In a recent mail to an Outlook-heavy DL, about 50% of the OOF messages I got back contained these mini OOF calendars, so they must find them helpful.

I asked if it was a new-fangled feature in O14, but in fact they do it by hand! (I wonder if they book vacation time for hand-crafting the OOF message.)

If you’re interested in doing the same thing (but a little less painfully,) you can use a PowerShell script: Show-Calendar.ps1.

By the way, I’ll be OOF December 6th through December 7th, returning December 8th.

[C:\Users\leeholm]
PS:1 > Show-Calendar -HighlightDay (6..7) -HighlightDate 12/8/2008

           December 2008

Sun  Mon  Tue  Wed  Thu  Fri  Sat
---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---
 30    1    2    3    4    5  [ 6]
[ 7] * 8*   9   10   11   12   13
 14   15   16   17   18   19   20
 21   22   23   24   25   26   27
 28   29   30   31    1    2    3