The events feature in Jive 5, and presumably Jive 6, integrates with Outlook and is much improved over 4.5. When a user creates an event in Jive, s/he can invite others, who will see the invite in their Outlook Inbox and can accept or decline the same way they can with an event sent directly from Outlook. This will go a long way for us in resolving the calendar need.
Where we are still seeing a gap is in the ability to invite everyone, or to invite groups the way we would from Outlook. For example, in Outlook we have distribution lists for everyone in an office, region, country, business unit, etc., and we don't these lists in Jive. We're also not able to send an invite to a distribution list. Perhaps there is a workaround for this, but we haven't found it yet.
If you are a global company, it's worth noting that there is also a bug that causes the meeting time to appear 1 hour early for people in India. Apparently this is related to something not reflecting with daylight savings time, since India doesn't observe it. However, it has a big impact on us since 6-7k of our people are in India.
Hi Bruce -
No there is not integration with Atlassian calendars in our Jive integration at current - also b/c it is an add-on, and our integration is server focused at current. Interesting notion though. I am assuming you will be at JiveWorld12? Please do find me at AppFusions pod and we can discuss..
As I mentioned earlier we got Confluence when we acquired a company. What little I know about it I got from discussions with Laura Becraft, who was working with someone from the acquisition to see how and what we could migrate to Jive. I know they were looking at the wikis but I'm not sure about calendars. Maybe she can provide more details.