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Calendar remote availability status

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000180875D
Original Publication Date: 2009-Mar-19
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The present publication discloses a way to keep track inside a Personal Information Manager (PIM) software of "remotely availability" (working but from a different location like in the case of working from home) of some people when scheduling a meeting. In those cases a new calendar state to a calendar can enable different settings like: "call-in numbers" etc, extending the "on-line meeting" options.

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Calendar remote availability status

Inside your PIM (Personal Information Manager) Calendar tool the status could be available (default) or busy.

If you create an event your calendar will reflect it as you're busy for all the day while if you create/accept a meeting you will be marked busy just for the meeting duration.

Our proposal is to introduce a new Calendar Entry named Remote Working . The following diagram shows how the new entry affects the status:

Event Available (green)

Meeting Busy (red)

Remote Working Remotely available (blue)

That is:
All the participants are available at office location:

One participant is "Remotely working" (i.e. at home) and the other two are available at office location:

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If someone has a meeting in the selected timeframe (or has placed an event on that day) the availability status will be marked Red as before.

Moreover if a meeting will be scheduled within the "blue availability" new details will be prompted such as conference call details or on-line meeting place throughout your PIM software or an external tool.

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