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Events Calendar Overview

Siebel Events Management allows individuals to manage an events calendar and synchronize sessions with their personal calendars, where the sessions appear as activities. This section provides an overview of the relationships between the events calendar and personal calendar, as well as providing information about events calendar browser requirements and icons.

In addition to the personal calendar, there is also the Track Calendar and the Session Timeline or speaker calendar. For more information on the Track Calendar, see Using the Track Calendar. For more information on the speaker calendar, see Adding Speakers to Sessions.

Events Calendar and Personal Calendar Relationships

The following list provides information about the differences and relationships that exist between the events calendar and the personal calendar:

  • The events calendar only displays events, and not sessions or event plans.
  • The personal calendar only displays activities corresponding to events or sessions and not event plans. When an employee registers for a session, an activity appears on the employee's personal calendar. For more information on the differences between event plans, events, and sessions, see Defining an Event.
  • Personal calendar synchronization is a one-way communication from the sessions of an event to the personal calendar. Changes to the session item that display on the personal calendar are not saved to the session itself. If a user cannot attend a planned session listed on his or her personal calendar, only you—as the event's administrator—can remove that person from any speaker, staff, or attendee lists.
  • Personal calendar items do not appear on the events calendar.

Events Calendar Browser Requirements

The person viewing the events calendar needs to use a high-interactivity browser. A high-interactivity browser supports real time updates to the user interface. For example, when you drag a column divider to change column width, a high-interactivity browser displays your changes in real time. This functionality is particularly important in the events calendar, in which case using a low-interactivity browser results in an incomplete screen display.

NOTE:  High-interactivity browsers include Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher.

Enabling High-Interactivity Browser Functionality

The following procedure describes how to modify the Siebel configuration file to enable high-interactivity browser functionality.

To modify the Siebel configuration file to enable high interactivity

  1. Navigate to the configuration file, and open the file.
  2. Set HighInteractivity = TRUE.

    If HighInteractivity = FALSE, the browser cannot display the events calendar.

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