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System and method to trigger out of office for existing calendar entries.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000240562D
Publication Date: 2015-Feb-09
Document File: 3 page(s) / 75K

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Abstract

To trigger out of office for existing calendar entries

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System and method to trigger out of office for existing calendar entries .

Users have existing calendar entries for meetings, appointments, todo, etc Now, the user goes on leave and is unable to attend meetings. So, he sets the Out-of-Office(OOO) and also enables the setting "Unavailable for meetings". There are multiple scenarios in calendar to be taken care of when OOO is set. For example,if the user is a chair, the invitees should be notified. Otherwise, the invitees would be unaware and would join the meeting and wait for the chair. This results in loss of time and money for the invitees. A system is proposed to apply the OOO settings on existing calendar entries.

This is to provide the following benefits.

1. The Out of office functionality will not only work on new calendar entries but also on existing calendar entries.

2. This would allow to take appropriate action on existing calendar entries as soon as OOO is set.

3. This would save time and money for all the concerned parties.(For eg, chair, invitee, self)

4.This is to help in maintaining data integrity for all types of calendar entries, whether new or existing.

To trigger out of office for existing calendar entries. -


This will help to create the software system to recognize calendar entries between the start and end dates of OOO. A method needs to be implemented which is triggered upon creation of OOO. This will check the user's calendar entries between the OOO period. Upon finding entries in the OOO...