Dismiss
InnovationQ will be updated on Sunday, Oct. 22, from 10am ET - noon. You may experience brief service interruptions during that time.
Browse Prior Art Database

Calendar Synchronization for Distribution Lists in a Direct Connect Environment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110390D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 70K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Dawson, CA: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Assume a client-server calendar application that uses legacy applications like OfficeVision/VM* and OfficeVision*/MVS for its service and that has a graphical front-end running in OS/2* or DOS Windows**. Also assume the design point for this application requires that some part of the server data is shadowed locally on the client for the end user to work with. This local data enhances performance and permits disconnected user support.

This text was extracted from an ASCII text file.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 61% of the total text.

Calendar Synchronization for Distribution Lists in a Direct Connect Environment

       Assume a client-server calendar application that uses
legacy applications like OfficeVision/VM* and OfficeVision*/MVS for
its service and that has a graphical front-end running in OS/2* or
DOS Windows**.  Also assume the design point for this application
requires that some part of the server data is shadowed locally on the
client for the end user to work with.  This local data enhances
performance and permits disconnected user support.

      Current* with OV/VM workgroup support is a good working model
of this kind of application, and it represents the state of the art
for this kind of direct connect application.

      The problem with the current solutions is that there is no way
to efficiently or automatically synchronize the shadowed data with
the server data for a group's, or distribution list's, calendar.
This becomes a problem for people like secretaries who need to
regularly review and update the calendars of multiple people,
including group calendars.  The secretaries are forced to refresh the
shadowed data manually to make sure they are not missing calendar
changes.  For group calendars, this can take a very long time.

      In Current, users can define calendars for groups. However,
when the user attempts to synchronize the shadowed and host data, the
calendar data for each individual in the group was requested one at a
time.  This has a negative impact...