Re: Lack of integrated email/contacts/calendar?
"MS basically works" ?? You're having a giraffe.
The gotchas and weirdness in Outlook 2010/Exchange Server 2010 calendar sharing are legion.
I've lost count of the number of times I've shown numerous threads on the MS community forums to people who wonder why it can't do what they want. I have to do that, because otherwise they don't believe me.