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Method for Subscribing to User's Calendars

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112020D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Provided is a method for automatically being made aware of calendar events which are scheduled to other user's calendars.

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Method for Subscribing to User's Calendars

      Provided is a method for automatically being made aware of
calendar events which are scheduled to other user's calendars.

      Often it is desirable to be aware of what events are scheduled
on other user's calendars.  A method is needed for 'subscribing' to
other user's calendars.

      A first user, who has read access to calendar data of a second
user, may configure criteria which may be forthcoming to the second
user's calendar.  System detection of calendar data added to the
second user's calendar which meets configured criteria of the first
user, causes the associated calendar entry to be transmitted as a
distribution to the first user.  Various embodiments support a
message, mail note, document or the like.  Upon receipt of the
distribution containing interesting calendar entry data, the user may
simply read matter therein or invoke a transposition function to
instantly transpose to the calendar entry on the second user's
calendar.  While in examination mode of the distribution, the
transposition function may be invoked.  Various embodiments support a
jump from the distribution to the calendar application and a jump
back to the distribution on demand.  The first user may configure
search criteria for forthcoming calendar data such as:

1.  "Mail Design Review"

2.  "CEO" + "LAYOFF"

3.  NODE2(SECRETR1) posted to calendar

4.  NODE(USER2) was originator of meeting notice

5.  Subject line contains s...