What's new in the calendar in SP 1 for version 8.1.00
The Service Pack 1 for version 8.1.00 of the Calendar provides additional capabilities and enhancements to existing features for more functionality and better usage of the existing Calendar capabilities.
This topic provides an introduction to the new features:
Additional administrator configurations
Configuration options for new features like the additional data sources and the enhanced auto-collision have been included in the Administrator Configuration.
For more information on adding data sources and configuring the enhanced auto-collision, see Managing Calendar administrator preferences.
Additional data sources
The additional data sources included in this version of the Calendar are Incidents and Problems. You can view the Incident or Problem records on the calendar by selecting the appropriate option from the Data Source list.
For more information, see Calendar functional areas.
Managing broadcasts from within the Calendar
An additional option to view or create broadcasts has been added to the right-click menu of the Calendar view. You can access the New/Modify Broadcasts window to view existing broadcasts or broadcast the selected calendar event.
For additional information about these features, see Calendar functional areas.
Enhanced collision detection
Enable auto collision detection for an automatic indication of any collisions detected for a record displayed on the Calendar. When select the record for which a collision was detected, all the colliding events are displayed. The collision indicator is applicable only in the Calendar and Timeline views of the Calendar.
For more information about the enhance collision detection feature, see Collision detection in the Calendar.
Display of unplanned CI outages
In addition to the planned CI outages, unplanned CI outages can also be displayed as a part of the calendar when you use the Calendar view.
For more information, see Calendar view.
Integration with external calendars
Export the calendar schedule for the selected period to a file, which you can then be import into an external calendar, like the Outlook Calendar, to add the exported events to that calendar. You can view the schedule for changes, releases, incidents, problems, and outages within the personal calendar you use on a day-to-day basis. These entries are not dynamic, but you can add these events for a selected time period within your existing calendar.
For more information about exporting and importing calendar files, see Calendar functional areas.