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Enhanced Calendar Authorization

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061670D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kelley, SA: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This enhancement to the calendar authorization process for the PROFS Program Product will reduce the amount of work the user must perform in order to authorize several individuals access to the user's calendar display screen and file. If a user is new to a company or changes departments within a company, he must then personally authorize all the people within his department to have access to his calendar. This function can be greatly time consuming if there is a large number of authorizations to be granted. This enhancement would allow a user to authorize an entire group of people at one time instead of one user at a time. As authorizations are selected or de-selected, other authorizations are also marked selected or de-selected if they are dependent upon the authority the user chose.

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Enhanced Calendar Authorization

This enhancement to the calendar authorization process for the PROFS Program Product will reduce the amount of work the user must perform in order to authorize several individuals access to the user's calendar display screen and file. If a user is new to a company or changes departments within a company, he must then personally authorize all the people within his department to have access to his calendar. This function can be greatly time consuming if there is a large number of authorizations to be granted. This enhancement would allow a user to authorize an entire group of people at one time instead of one user at a time. As authorizations are selected or de-selected, other authorizations are also marked selected or de-selected if they are dependent upon the authority the user chose. After completing the group authorization the user could then look at the list of individuals that are authorized to have access to the calendar. If the user identifies one of those individuals that he wishes to have a different authorization, he could then move the cursor under that individual's name, press a key, and be taken to the menu that would allow him to change the authorization that that individual has to his calendar directly instead of retreating to another screen and retyping the user's name again. This enhancement could greatly reduce the number of steps a user must perform when authorizing several individuals access to his calendar.

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