Patrick Goetz pgoetz at
Tue Dec 16 15:49:18 EST 2014

On 12/16/2014 12:16 PM, Ken Murchison wrote:
> Are you talking about public
> calendars, sharing a private calendar with a colleague, or both?

Our 2 primary use cases are this:

1. We have lots of people with busy schedules who have their 
administrative assistant schedule and manage appointments for them.  In 
this case we need to be able to have 2-3 people view/edit the same 
calendar, which happens to be the primary private calendar for one of 
these people.

2. There are various groups of users that have to identify compatible 
meeting times.  Usually the way this goes down is that the biggest wig 
(which also is typically the one with the busiest schedule) has his/her 
assistant send out 3-5 potential meeting times and then everyone 
responds with which of those times they can make.  This is a bit clunky 
and laborious, it would be nice if the assistant could just have 
compatible meeting times identified automatically based on what everyone 
has on their calendar.

The third less common, but still critical shared calendar use is a 
public or semi-public calendar which shows what times a conference room 
or piece of expensive lab equipment has been reserved for use. 
Typically wannabe users then email a particular administrator 
responsible for keeping this calendar up to date in order to schedule 
their own meeting or use of the equipment.

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