Special Focus

Interoperability Testing at CalConnect XXIV May 21-23 2012

At the upcoming CalConnect XXIV event we will as usual be offering an Interoperability Test Event all day Monday and Tuesday May 21-22, and Wednesday morning the 23rd. At this event we will be testing the following:

• CalDAV Access
• CalDAV Scheduling, including Implicit Scheduling
• iMIP and iMIP Gateways
• CardDAV
• Timezone Service Protocol and Timezones by Reference

CalWS-SOAP SOAP Web Services Protocol for Calendaring available for Public Review

The SOAP version of the Web Services Protocol for Calendaring is now available for public review and comment for a period of at least one month; the public comment period will last until at least 22 March 2012.  To review the document and comment, please see Public Review Documents on the CalConnect website.  (Note:  This public review is being carried out in parallel with the public review of the OASIS WS-Calendar version of the protocol.)

Bernard Desruisseaux of Oracle first recipient of CalConnect Distinguished Service Award

CalConnect is honored to announce that Bernard Desruisseaux of Oracle was the first recipient of the CalConnect Distinguished Service Award.

The CalConnect Distinguished Service Award was created by the Board of Directors early in 2011 to recognize individuals who have given extraordinary and/or exemplary service to CalConnect and to interoperable calendaring more generally.  At CalConnect XXIII last week, CalConnect announced that Bernard Desruisseaux of Oracle was the first recipient of the award.

CalConnect will return to Europe in Autumn 2012

Based on the success of our first European CalConnect event (October in Prague), we have decided that our Autumn 2012 event will also be in Europe, and are actively seeking hosting proposals. The dates are probably October 1-5 (at the host’s convenience it might move a week or two earlier or later), and will be decided, along with the location, once the host is identified. We hope to find a host and identify the location and exact dates as soon as possible, and will report progress on this blog. Hope to see you in Europe next Autumn!

Symposia and Workshops at CalConnect XXII in Prague

In addition to our regular Roundtable Technical Conference sessions, CalConnect is offering special Symposia/Workshops Thursday and Friday mornings October 6th and 7th. These sessions are covered by your Roundtable Conference registration fee and are open to all registered participants.

The Symposia Chairs, presenters and discussion leaders will be principal authors of key calendaring and scheduling specifications such as CalDAV, xCal, and CalWS, and are major contributors to leading calendaring and scheduling applications.

CalConnect is coming to Europe this October

We are excited and very pleased to announce our first full CalConnect conference in Europe! If you are interested in Calendaring and Scheduling, in the standards and technologies – if you want a chance to do interoperability testing against other implementations – if traveling to North America to do so hasn’t been practical – here’s your opportunity. And we are offering extremely attractive special one-time registration fees for non-members.