iCal Tutorial: Key Features

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iCal has many powerful features that are best described with working examples. Below are brief feature descriptions and links to online examples with full descriptions.

Dynamic Include A powerful feature of iCal is the ability to include data from other calendars into your calendar. It is dynamic. As events are changed in the other calendars the changes will show on your calendar. This will show you an active demonstration of this feature.
Planner View iCal provides a means to see a matrix view for multiple calendars vs. hours of the day. This allows you to easily schedule the use of resources whether these are conference rooms or oscilliscopes. At a glance you can easily see what is available for specific hours of the day.
Tentative Approval Some calendars are designed to allow anyone to add events, but the events do not appear on the calendar until approved by an authorized person. This demo will show how this feature works.
Palm Synchronization TripleSync is a PC client program that provides a means to synchronize your PDA running Palm OS with the iCal web calendar.
Time Overlap iCal allows you to define calendars that will reject an event that would overlap a time range of an existing event. This will prevent you from booking conflicting appointments. iCal also provides a means to search for your desired appoinment time across multiple calendars.
Calendar signup An iCal calendar can be configured to allow those who view the calendar to signup for email reminders to specific calendar events. This feature can be applied in numerous ways. For example people can be reminded of up coming sporting events or when they need pick up tickets for an evening performance.



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