[Faccus] Exchange Calendar and iOS 6 devices

William Lewis rwlewis at uwaterloo.ca
Thu Nov 1 16:38:10 EDT 2012

An update to iOS 6.0.1 is out today, with one of the advertised features:

Fixes a bug affecting Exchange meetings



R. William Lewis
Computing Consultant
Client Services - Information System & Technology
University of Waterloo

519-888-4567 x36422

From: isthd-bounces at lists.uwaterloo.ca [mailto:isthd-bounces at lists.uwaterloo.ca] On Behalf Of Trevor Bain
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 1:53 PM
To: mactug at lists.uwaterloo.ca; faccus at lists.uwaterloo.ca; isthd at lists.uwaterloo.ca
Subject: [Isthd] Exchange Calendar and iOS 6 devices

I'm not sure if we've seen any occurrences of this but I'm passing this along as an FYI:

"With the recent release of iOS6, we [Microsoft] have noticed a marked increase in support calls due to meetings having the owner of the meeting changed (sometimes called "meeting hijacking"). Most instances reported to us [Microsoft] to date involve users with delegates who first open a meeting request in Outlook and then act on that same meeting in iOS."

Until the problem is addressed/fixed, one mitigation strategy suggested by Microsoft is not to upgrade to iOS 6 (if that's an option). Perhaps a better strategy is: "Tell users not to take action on calendars on iOS. We're not seeing this particular issue if users don't take action on their calendar items (for example, accept, delete or change meetings)."

Full details are available at:  http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/10/23/ios6-devices-erroneously-take-ownership-of-meetings.aspx

Related KB articles:

Trevor Bain, IST
University of Waterloo
519-888-4567 x33738
etbain at uwaterloo.ca<mailto:etbain at uwaterloo.ca>

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