7 Things You Should Know About Tasks

The CalConnect TASKS technical committee has just published a new briefing document, 7 Things You Should Know About Tasks, intended for a general audience.

A “task” is a representation of an item of work assigned to an individual or organization. In RFC5545, Internet Calendaring and Scheduling Core Object Specification (iCalendar), these are “VTODO” calendar components, groupings of component properties and possibly “VALARM” calendar components that represent an action-item or assignment. Tasks (aka VTODO’s) have been part of the iCalendar specification since it was adopted in 1998 as RFC 2445.

This document introduces Tasks in the Calendaring context, and discusses the work that CalConnect and TC TASKS is doing to broaden the capabilities of this major iCalendar component to support a wider range of scenarios, such as project management, smart power grids and business task scheduling.