Special Focus

Oracle announces Oracle Communications Unified Communications Suite 7 update 1

Oracle recently announced the release of Oracle Communications Unified Communications Suite 7 Update 1 at Oracle Open World in San Francisco. Oracle Communications Unified Communications Suite (formerly Sun Java System Communications Suite) is a carrier-grade, highly scalable, secure, and reliable messaging and collaboration platform. It enables service providers to quickly bring to market a full-featured communication platform—one that takes advantage of existing and emerging standards, includes innovations in message management, and better enables cost-effective communication.

Shifting Time Zones on Online Calendars – A CalConnect Perspective

Earlier this week, David Pogue’s posting (http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/13/shifting-time-zones-on-online-calendars/) “Shifting Time Zones on Online Calendars Appeared on the New York Times web site. For the last 10 years, Pogue has been writing the Times’ “Personal Tech” column, and is perhaps the most influential tech writer in the U.S.

CalConnect, OASIS Team Up on Key Smart-Grid Project

CalConnect and OASIS, the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Systems, have been tasked jointly by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) to produce one of the standards that will make it possible to monitor, predict and manage power consumption: see CalConnect, OASIS, Team Up on Key Smart-Grid Project. For a PDF version see: CalConnect, OASIS, Team Up on Key Smart-Grid Project

CalWS-Rest Restful Web Services Protocol for Calendaring published

The XML Technical Committee has published CalWS-Rest Restful Web Services Protocol for Calendaring. This work was undertaken in conjunction with the OASIS WS CALENDAR Technical Committee and will become a component of the WS-Calendar specification, in addition to being progressed within CalConnect as a calendaring operations API for web services. Please see CalWS-Rest Restful Web Services Protocol for Calendaring.

TC MOBILE Interoperability Test Event Report published

The TC MOBILE Interoperability Event Report discussing the May 2010 Interoperability Test Event has been published. This report offers a broad public overview of the Mobile Calendar Interoperability Test Event and is complementary to the regular CalConnect Interoperability Test Event May 2010 Public Report. Please see TC MOBILE Interoperability Test Event Report.

Invitation to participate in the next Mobile Calendaring Interoperability Test Event

RECENT UPDATE as of 7 September 2010: Based on the responses we received, the Mobile Calendaring Interoperability Test Event will not be held in October, but at the following CalConnect event, which will be February 7-11 2011 at the University of California at Berkeley. Thanks to all who responded.
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LINK Property Proposal and Timezone Service and XML Specification Proposals Published

The EVENTPUB Technical Committee has published LINK Property Extension to iCalendar, and the proposal has been submitted to the IETF as an Internet Draft. Please see LINK Property Extension to iCalendar. This proposal introduces a new iCalendar property LINK to provide ancillary information for iCalendar components.

Resource Schema for calendaring and scheduling services published

TC RESOURCE has published its Schema for representing resources for calendaring and scheduling services, and the proposal has been submitted to the IETF as an Internet Draft. Please see Resource Schema. This proposal describes a schema for representing resources for calendaring and scheduling. A resource in the scheduling context is any shared entity that can be scheduled by a calendar user, but does not control its own attendance status.