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Method for Synchronization of Calendar to Speed Dial Settings

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111223D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Provided is a service which integrates a telephone system with a calendar system. Specifically, speed dial settings are integrated with the calendar to always have the speed dial setting(s) reflect the correct phone number(s).

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Method for Synchronization of Calendar to Speed Dial Settings

      Provided is a service which integrates a telephone system with
a calendar system.  Specifically, speed dial settings are integrated
with the calendar to always have the speed dial setting(s) reflect
the correct phone number(s).

      Often a user travels or attends meetings at various locations.
A method is needed for allowing a telephone speed dial setting to
always reflect the appropriate location of a user when the user
desires to have that occur, particularly during traveling or
scheduling which includes many locations for extended periods of
time.

      Speed dial settings are integrated with a calendar system to
always have speed dial setting(s) reflect correct phone number(s).  A
secretary may press the speed dial button at any time and it will
place the call to the appropriate phone number according to a
calendar entry at the time the speed dial button is pressed.  For
example, the telephone system may support configuration of many speed
dial buttons.  The owner of the telephone configures a default phone
number along with a calendar system user id.  The calendar system
user id is utilized in order to consult the appropriate user's
calendar for a phone number which should override the default number.
Consulting the calendar involves the following steps:

     Take time of pressing speed dial button and retrieve user's
           associated calendar entry
      if...