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This page is an archive of entries posted as "Recent Highlights" on the CalConnect home page since the beginning of 2011.

  • 11-Sep-2014 IETF Working Groups Established to progress CalConnect drafts: The IETF has created two new Working Groups, TZDIST and CALEXT, to continue the progression towards standards status of internet drafts originated by CalConnect. TZDIST is concerned with the Timezone Service Protocol (now the Time Zone Distribution Service) and a related draft; CALEXT with the RSCALE, VAVAILABILITY, and iCalendar Extensions drafts. The charters may be found at https://datatracker.ietf.org/wg/tzdist/charter/ and https://datatracker.ietf.org/wg/calext/charter/.

  • 10-Sep-2014 CalConnect 7 Things Briefing Documents: About a year ago CalConnect published the first of its "7 Things You Should Know About" documents (the topic was Consensus Scheduling). We now have five documents published,and plan to create one for each new Technical Committee when it is approved. See 7 Things You Should Know About... for a list of currently-published documents.

  • 26-Aug-2014 Burbio Joins CalConnect: CalConnect welcomes Burbio as a member of the consortium.

  • 17-Jun-2014 1&1 Internet AG Joins CalConnect: CalConnect welcomes 1&1 as a member of the consortium.

  • 10-Jun-2014 MedRed LLC Joins CalConnect: CalConnect welcomes MedRed LLC as a member of the consortium.

  • 22-May-2014 Mimi Mugler fourth recipient of CalConnect Distinguished Service Award: CalConnect is proud to announce that Mimi Mugler of the University of California, Berkeley, is the fourth recipient of the CalConnect Distinguished Service Award.

  • 19-Mar-2014 TC API established: CalConnect has established TC API to develop a calendaring architecture and abstract API.

  • 07 Feb-2014 CalConnect Terminology Changes: CalConnect has retired the name "Roundtable" as used for its thrice-yearly conference and members' meeting and will use the term "CalConnect Conference" or "Conference" going forward. The term "Ad Hoc" to describe a short-term exploratory committee has been retired, and will be replaced by "Provisional Committee".

  • 14-Jan-2014 Milton.io Joins CalConnect: CalConnect welcomes Milton.io as a member of the consortium.

  • 16-Dec-2013 TC PUSH established: CalConnect has established TC PUSH to develop a standardized method for PUSH notifications for CalDAV and CardDAV.

  • 07-Oct-2013 Softly Software Joins CalConnect: CalConnect welcomes Softly Software as a member of the consortium.

  • 26-Sep-2013 Cyrus Daboo third recipient of CalConnect Distinguished Service Award: CalConnect is proud to announce that Cyrus Daboo of Apple is the third recipient of the CalConnect Distinguished Service Award.

  • 16-Aug-2013 Stylite Joins CalConnect: CalConnect welcomes Stylite AG as a member of the consortium.

  • 15-Aug-2013 fruux Joins CalConnect: CalConnect welcomes fruux GmbH as a member of the consortium.

  • 13-Aug-2013 Ribose Joins CalConnect: CalConnect welcomes Ribose Inc as a member of the consortium.

  • 28-Jun-2013 Atlas Joins CalConnect: CalConnect welcomes Atlas as a member of the consortium.

  • 21-May-2013 Software AG Joins CalConnect: CalConnect welcomes SoftwareAG as a member of the consortium.

  • 15-May-2013 SchedJoules Joins CalConnect: CalConnect welcomes SchedJoules as a member of the consortium.

  • 07-May-2013 BusyMac Joins CalConnect: CalConnect welcomes BusyMac as a member of the consortium.

  • 15-Apr-2013 CalConnect Announces new Membership Categories and Interoperability Test Event Participation Fees: CalConnect has established new membership categories for vendors in the less than $5M annual revenue range, and for emergent vendors with less than $1M annual revenue. The Emergent Vendor category has a very low initial membership fee with a 3-year staged fee leading to a full commercial vendor membership, and pays a lower Interoperability Test Event registration fee. Only one member representative is permitted for an Emergent Vendor member. Interoperability Test Event fees have also been adjusted to the nearest $100 to rationalize them, addtional participant fees raised slightly, and non-member interoperability test event fees changed. See Membership Fees and Interoperability Test Event Fees for more information.

  • 15-Apr-2013 Registration is open for CalConnect XXVII: Roundtable Technical Conference and Interoperability Test Event, June 3-7, 2013, hosted by The University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin.

  • 22-Feb-2013 Reports from CalConnect XXVI: The Report on Roundtable XXVI and Report on Interoperability Test Event XXVI are now available. The expanded format and content of these reports supercedes CalConnect Minutes, which has been discontinued.

  • 19-Feb-2013 CALSCALE Ad Hoc Committee: CalConnect has established the CALSCALE Ad Hoc Committee to determine changes and extensions necessary to iCalendar to allow recurrences to accommodate non-Gregorian calendar rules, and will develop a draft specification to be submitted to the IETF for broader discussion within the entire IETF community. The Ad Hoc is intended to complete its work and report out at the CalConnect meeting in June.

  • 11-Feb-2013 TC TASKS has been established following the report-out of the VTODO Ad Hoc Committee. The TC's Charter is to "Extend the functionality of the iCalendar and specifically VTODO object model to provide enhanced support for tasks including needs such as project management, smart power grids and business task scheduling, in a way that allows a calendaring system to manage the data and calendaring clients to display and change it."

  • 23-Jan-2013 The VPOLL: Consensus Scheduling Component for iCalendar internet draft has been submitted to the IETF by TC FREEBUSY.

  • 10-Jan-2013 CalWS-SOAP SOAP Web Services Protocol for Calendaring V1.0 has been published as a CalConnect Proposal by the XML Technical Committee. This document defines a SOAP protocol implementation of the abstract Web Services API for Calendaring.

  • 26-Dec-2012 Version 2.1 of the Calendaring and Scheduling Glossary of Terms has been published: Version 2.1 adds 20 new terms including Autodiscovery, Consensus Scheduling, Event Publication, Managed Attachment, Timezone Service, VAVAILABILITY and VPOLL.

  • 13-Dec-2012 Consensus Scheduling Workshop: CalConnect will hold an open workshhop on Consensus Scheduling at CalConnect XXVI on January 30, 2013, at Oracle in Santa Clara, California. The workshop is open to non-members and to those who are not registered for the Roundtable.

  • 26-Oct-2012 CalConnect Minutes #15: The most recent issue of the CalConnect Minutes newsletter, covering Roundtable XXV, has been published.

  • 15-Oct-2012 VTODO Ad Hoc Committee: CalConnect has established an Ad Hoc Committee to review the state of the VTODO component of iCalendar, together with outstanding requirements and use cases from other current work. The committee is to report out at Roundtable XXVI and will recommend possible future work in this area to CalConnect.

  • 27-Sep-2012 DHL Express Joins CalConnect: The Calendaring and Scheduling Consortium welcomes DHL Express as a member of the Consortium.

  • 11-Sep-2012 New Directors Elected: Two new Directors have been seated on the Board of Directors, replacing Kellie Hunter of PeopleCube and Pat Egen of Patricia Egen Consulting, whose terms were up and were not standing for re-election. Our new Directors are Ciny Joy, Oracle, and Scott Mace, HealthLeaders Media. Mr. Mace is also known as the author of the Calendar Swamp Blog.

  • 06-Aug-2012 New Steering Committee Members Elected: Following the 2012 Steering Committee election, we have four new members on the Steering Committee: Andrew McMillan (individual member), Carnegie Mellon University, Intand, and Kerio Technologies. They join existing members Apple, Oracle, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the University of California. Stepping down were NASA, Patricia Egen Consulting, PeopleCube, and the University of Wisconsin.

  • 22-Jun-2012 CalConnect Minutes #14: The most recent issue of the CalConnect Minutes newsletter, covering Roundtable XXIV, has been published.

  • 21-Jun-2012 Registration is now open for CalConnect XXV – Roundtable Technical Conference and Interoperability Test Event, October 1-5, 2012, hosted by Google in Zurich, Switzerland.

  • 18-Jun-2012 Scheduling Extensions to CalDAV Published as RFC 6638: The IETF has published Scheduling Extensions to CalDAV as RFC 6638; see https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc6638.txt Congratulations to Bernard Desruisseaux and Cyrus Daboo for their hard work, and also to the members of TC CalDAV for their support and contributions.

  • 04-Jun-2012 TC-AUTODISCOVERY: CalConnect has established TC-AUTODISCOVERY to develop a protocol for the autodiscovery of services based on internet standard protocols.

  • 24-May-2012 Patricia Egen second recipient of CalConnect Distinguished Service Award: CalConnect is proud to announce that Patricia Egen of Patricia Egen Consulting was the second recipient of the CalConnect Distinguished Service Award.

  • 28-Mar-2012 AOL Joins CalConnect: The Calendaring and Scheduling Consortium welcomes AOL as a member of the Consortium.

  • 15-Mar-2012 CalConnect XXIV Registration open: Registration is now open for CalConnect XXIV, May 21-25, 2012, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, hosted by Patricia Egen Consulting. See the link for logistics and registration information.

  • 22-Feb-2012 CalWS-SOAP SOAP Web Services Protocol for Calendaring: This proposal has been released for public review and comment for a period of 30 days. Please seen Public Review Documents for more information and a link to the public review and comment mailing list.

  • 15-Feb-2012 CalConnect Minutes #13: The most recent issue of the CalConnect Minutes newsletter, covering Roundtable XXIII, has been published.

  • 07-Feb-2012 Bernard Desruisseaux first recipient of CalConnect Distinguished Service Award: CalConnect is proud to announce that Bernard Desruisseaux of Oracle was the first recipient of the CalConnect Distinguished Service Award.

  • 07-Nov-2011 CalConnect Minutes #12: The most recent issue of the CalConnect Minutes newsletter, covering Roundtable XXII, has been published.

  • 13-Oct-2011 CalConnect XXIII host confirmed: Apple Inc. have confirmed they will host CalConnect XXIII on January 30 - Feburary 3 2012 at their headquarters in Cupertino, California.

  • 10-Aug-2011 CalConnect Artifacts Repository: CalConnect has established a code artifacts repository as a place to publish code artifacts such as schema. The first schema set published is the iCalendar in XML Schema (xCal) developed with and in support of the OASIS WS-Calendar effort.

  • 08-Aug-2011 xCal (iCalendar in XML) published as RFC: The IETF has published XCal, the iCalendar in XML specification, as an RFC. See http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6321. Congratulations to the authors and to TC-XML for their hard work.

  • 20-Jun-2011 CalConnect Minutes #11: The most recent issue of the CalConnect Minutes newsletter, covering Roundtable XXI, has been published.

  • 17-Jun-2011 CalConnect announces special registration fees for CalConnect XXII: For CalConnect XXII, special reduced registration fees will be in effect for non-members for the Interoperability Test Event and the Roundtables. A special registration fee will also be in effect for members who are not calendaring vendors. Please see CalConnect XXII for more information.

  • 02-Jun-2011 CalConnect XXI Host Presentation: The host presentation at CalConnect XXI by NASA Ames was on Schedule Optimization and finding habitable planets: The Kepler Mission. The presentation is posted on our website and linked from the blog entry referenced above.

  • 02-Jun-2011 CalConnect XXI Timezone by Reference Testing: During the Interoperability Test Event at CalConnect XXI last week, we did initial testing of implementations of the Timezone Service Protocol and timezones by reference. See our blog post CalConnect XXI: Timezones by Reference.

  • 18-May-2011 CalConnect adopts Creative Commons and Apache Licenses: CalConnect will now publish new and updated documents and other material under a Creative Commons license or, for code artifacts such as schemas, the Apache 2 License, replacing its prior terms of document availability. The intent is to make it as easy as possible for CalConnect material to be used, by publishing under standard and universal license terms. Please see Copyright and Licensing for Published Material for more information.

  • 18-May-2011 Index to Calendaring and Scheduling Standards: CalConnect has published a major revision and update to its Index to Calendaring and Scheduling Standards. This page provides links, titles, and very brief abstracts of Calendaring and Calendaring-related standards, specifications, and guides. CalConnect intends to keep this page as up-to-date as possible and welcomes corrections and suggestions for updates.

  • 29-Mar-2011 The Omni Group Joins CalConnect: The Calendaring and Scheduling Consortium welcomes The Omni Group as a member of the Consortium.

  • 24-Feb-2011 CalConnect Minutes #10: The most recent issue of the CalConnect Minutes newsletter, covering Roundtable XX, has been published.

  • 23-Feb-2011 Calendaring and Scheduling Glossary of Terms, Version 2: TC USECASE has published the new version of the Calendaring and Scheduling Glossary of Terms. Originally published in 2006, this is the first revision of the document and is a major update.

  • 17-Feb-2011 Calendaring in a Public University: A summary of the presentation at Roundtable XX from Shel Waggener, the CIO of the University of California, Berkeley, with a link to the presentation itself.

  • 16-Feb-2011 Event Publishing Extensions to iCalendar: The EVENTPUB Technical Committee has published a new proposal, Event Publishing Extensions to iCalendar. This proposal has been submitted to the IETF as an Internet Draft.

  • 16-Feb-2011 CalConnect XX a great success: A quick report on highlights of CalConnect XX February 7-11, 2011 at the University of California, Berkeley.

  • 26-Jan-2011 The World of Calendaring: Several blog posts by our President, Gary Schwartz, discussing aspects of calendaring, have been posted on the CalConnect Blog.

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