In outlook there are two ways to set the time for a meeting.
- in the "Appointment" screen
- in the Scheduling Assistant screen
If I set my meeting up for a couple of hours (in other words, not all day) in the Appointment screen (1), Outlook defaults the meeting to Busy time -- as it should.
If I set the same meeting time up using the Scheduling Assistant (2), it defaults to Free time!
This started when we upgraded from Outlook 2007 to Outlook 2010.