The meeting invite is simply forwarded as text and cannot be "accepted" by the recipients.The recipients would need to create their own Calendar entries.
It we want to remain competitive and relevant then this is the sort of compromise we need to consider. As a user of Lotus notes for over 12 years, this is a badly needed feature in Notes Meetings.The invitees should have at least the option to suggest new participant to the chairperson.Ideally the chairperson should have a option to enable the invitees to add participant s to a meeting.Internally within IBM, this idea is also posted on Think Place as idea 123680.This has been discussed on many occasions, even in Idea Jam.No invitee should be able to usurp the meeting authority of the chair. If you want to have additional people invited to the meeting, send the names to the respective chair and ask permission.I think it really depends on the nature of the meeting.Some meeting organizers may want to restrict the audience of their meeting, and would thus want to disable this "Suggest More Invitees" feature.As such, we can add a "Prevent suggestion of more invitees" delivery option.In the Lotus Notes Calendar entry, have an additional button for "Suggest More Invitees".When the button is clicked, the user would be asked to add more invitees to the "to" and "cc" lists, in a similar way that a meeting organizer would go through. Meeting invite would be sent to the additional participants. A "meeting update notice" would be sent to the meeting organizer, and that allows him to update his own invitee "to" and "cc" lists.Link Point Connect offers users the flexibility to control when and how their calendar items are synchronized between Lotus Notes and Salesforce with a Manual Sync feature.In this section, you will learn how to use Manual Sync to synchronize calendar items both to and from Lotus Notes and Salesforce.I agree that some meetings require the chairman to have absolute control, and that's when he would set "Allow invitees to add participants" to "No".