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Method to Allow a User to Process more than One Calendar with a Single Meeting Notice

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000108207D
Original Publication Date: 1992-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 2 page(s) / 63K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Breitbach, MT: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

A method for processing a meeting notice for more than one calendar at a time is disclosed.

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Method to Allow a User to Process more than One Calendar with a Single Meeting Notice

       A method for processing a meeting notice for more than
one calendar at a time is disclosed.

      If a user manages more than one calendar (for example, a
secretary managing calendars for a number of department heads), and
some number of these users are invited to the same meeting, then the
calendar manager can set the appropriate attendance status and add
the meeting to each affected calendar all at one time instead of
getting separate meeting notices and doing them one at a time. Also,
if the meeting changes and the invitees are on a remote system so
that a meeting notice is sent, the changes can be applied to all
affected calendars at one time.

      When a user selects to view an item in their mailbox and this
mail item is a meeting notice, they then see the content of the
meeting notice which contains the meeting information (date, time,
place, etc.) and a list of the invitees to the meeting (box 2).  At
this point, the user can select to process the meeting (i.e., add it
to one or more calendars).  See the figure for the flow of multiple
calendar processing.

      If the process meeting notice function is selected (box 3),
then the user is presented with a list of all calendars in the
current list of invitees which this user either owns or manages.  In
many cases, this will be only one calendar if just the user is being
invited to attend a meeting.  In...