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Handy feature added to Sessions (plus a request)

Thu 7 Jan 2010, 08:42 AM

by Ben Langhinrichs
Bob Balaban suggested a change to the Lotusphere 2010 Sessions db, and I forgot to mention that I added it for Version 1 (posted yesterday).  While there has been a form action since 2008 called Add to My Calendar (thanks to Steve Davis of eWorld Enterprise Solutions), you had to go into the session.  There is now a view action in all the relevant views called Add selected to My Calendar.  It actually uses the same agent, but now you can select all the sessions you want and add them at once.

Now for my request.  It would be very handy if the agent could check your calendar and query if you had a conflict in the time slot or overlapping that time slot.  I am fine with allowing you to add the conflict, but you should be notified.  If I get the time, I will write this, but with all the stuff going on right now, it is not my highest priority.  If anybody wants shared fame and glory, I'd be happy to let everybody know you were responsible for adding that (if you do).  Just let me know if you have coded something like this or if you do so now.  Your fellow attendees will be grateful!

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What has been said:

887.1. Mac Guidera
(01/07/2010 02:50 PM)

Ben great work as always!

I noticed this char string in Bob B's session abstract-

887.2. Ben Langhinrichs
(01/07/2010 03:33 PM)

The funky characters have been corrected. Just re-replicate. Some sessions had been imported through a separate process which used the incorrect character set and didn't recognize the MSWord specific smart quotes and such.