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I am migrating users and resources from Ex2007 to Ex2013.  I have several different mailboxes on 2007 that are set up as "users", but they are really more of a shared resource Calendar, for departments to use for "time off" or departmental
to do lists.  Some of them automatically accept meeting requests, but others want to have approval go through a delegate.  My dilemma is these calendar mailboxes aren't really equipment or rooms, but I may want them to be approved through a delegate
like a resource.  If I keep them as a user, I don't have the visibility of seeing any delegates or setting how far ahead calendar items can be reserved, but items can be double booked which is good in terms of being used as a "time off"
calendar.  In 2007 we administer them by logging into the account as the mailbox and configuring them that way.
I am also making this migration with an eye towards moving to Office365, hosted Exchange, so if I have a lot of "user" accounts that are essentially calendar resources, is that going to be a license?
Thanks.
Sally

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"I am also making this migration with an eye towards moving to Office365, hosted Exchange, so if I have a lot of "user" accounts that are essentially calendar resources, is that going to be a license?"
Anything configured as a user mailbox will consume a license on Office 365. One option would be to convert the mailbox to a Shared Mailbox. That would NOT consume a license. So, make them shared when you go to Office 365.
If you do go to Office 365 you may also want to look at SharePoint Calendars as a possibility. We use SharePoint Calendars for Paid Time Off. This also allows the calendar to control approval requests as well as we can attach a SharePoint Workflow to it.
Basically making people delegates.
Public Folder Calendar in 2013 or Office 365 could also fit the bill.
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