Easier event scheduling and more in Google Calendar

September 3, 2010
Filed under: Featured, Google 

A new event page in Google Calendar has been introduced. Among the changes such as simplified layout and making the style more consistent with other Google apps, some new functionality has also been added:
– New repeating event editor
– New tool to help you find a time for your event and work better across time zones
– Ability to set your default working hours for events

Editions included:
Standard, Premier, Education, Team, Partner Edition and Google Apps for Government

Languages included:
All languages supported by Google Calendar

How to access what’s new:
Repeating event editor: You can now see a summary of your recurring event on the main event page; if you want to edit it, you can use a window that opens when you select the “Repeats” checkbox.




Find a time feature: If you have access to view other people’s calendars, you can click this tab to see a preview of their schedules and hover over their events to see what conflicts they might have.

Working hours: In ‘Calendar Settings’, you can now specify what your available working hours are. Enabling this feature will show a warning to other people when they invite you to an event outside the hours that you’ve set.

Note: In order to see the new repeating event editor and find a time feature, your domain administrator must enable the ‘Enable pre-release features’ checkbox in the Google Apps Control Panel under ‘Domain settings’. This new functionality is currently not available for domains that have enabled our Google Calendar Connectors API which shows data from other services. We hope to make this available to those domains in the near future.

For more information:
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2010/08/work-better-across-time-zones-with.html
Find a time: http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?answer=178219

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