[Micronet] question on bCal resources

classic Classic list List threaded Threaded
9 messages Options
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

[Micronet] question on bCal resources

Nancy Lin
Hi

We're exploring moving from our own meeting scheduling system to bCal.

One feature that is really nice on our system is that you can see all 6 of
our meeting rooms in the 'Day' view to see what rooms are available.  
Since people typically just want to find one empty room in the dept for
their meeting, this makes it really easy to see. Does bCal have such a
feature?

--
thanks
nancy


 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
The following was automatically added to this message by the list server:

To learn more about Micronet, including how to subscribe to or unsubscribe from its mailing list and how to find out about upcoming meetings, please visit the Micronet Web site:

http://micronet.berkeley.edu

Messages you send to this mailing list are public and world-viewable, and the list's archives can be browsed and searched on the Internet.  This means these messages can be viewed by (among others) your bosses, prospective employers, and people who have known you in the past.
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: [Micronet] question on bCal resources

Beth Muramoto
Nancy,

We are interested in the same feature as well. We have an old Mac app that we're using to do our room reservations and would like to move off of it. It offers that view/option so we're hoping bCal will as well.

I'm cc:ing [hidden email] as well because it's probably a more appropriate question/suggestion to pose them, but would love to know how others are doing their meeting rooms reservations right now as well.

Beth

Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 10, 2012, at 12:07 AM, Nancy Lin <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi
>
> We're exploring moving from our own meeting scheduling system to bCal.
>
> One feature that is really nice on our system is that you can see all 6 of
> our meeting rooms in the 'Day' view to see what rooms are available.  
> Since people typically just want to find one empty room in the dept for
> their meeting, this makes it really easy to see. Does bCal have such a
> feature?
>
> --
> thanks
> nancy
>
>
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> The following was automatically added to this message by the list server:
>
> To learn more about Micronet, including how to subscribe to or unsubscribe from its mailing list and how to find out about upcoming meetings, please visit the Micronet Web site:
>
> http://micronet.berkeley.edu
>
> Messages you send to this mailing list are public and world-viewable, and the list's archives can be browsed and searched on the Internet.  This means these messages can be viewed by (among others) your bosses, prospective employers, and people who have known you in the past.

 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
The following was automatically added to this message by the list server:

To learn more about Micronet, including how to subscribe to or unsubscribe from its mailing list and how to find out about upcoming meetings, please visit the Micronet Web site:

http://micronet.berkeley.edu

Messages you send to this mailing list are public and world-viewable, and the list's archives can be browsed and searched on the Internet.  This means these messages can be viewed by (among others) your bosses, prospective employers, and people who have known you in the past.
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: [Micronet] question on bCal resources

Ian Crew
Hi Nancy and Beth:

If I'm interpreting what you're saying correctly, I think the following might be closest to what you're looking for:
        http://support.google.com/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=178219

Alternatively, you could just add the resources to your "other calendars" section and view them that way:
        http://support.google.com/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=37098

Hope that helps.

Ian

On Aug 10, 2012, at 6:51 AM, Beth Muramoto <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Nancy,
>
> We are interested in the same feature as well. We have an old Mac app that we're using to do our room reservations and would like to move off of it. It offers that view/option so we're hoping bCal will as well.
>
> I'm cc:ing [hidden email] as well because it's probably a more appropriate question/suggestion to pose them, but would love to know how others are doing their meeting rooms reservations right now as well.
>
> Beth
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Aug 10, 2012, at 12:07 AM, Nancy Lin <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> We're exploring moving from our own meeting scheduling system to bCal.
>>
>> One feature that is really nice on our system is that you can see all 6 of
>> our meeting rooms in the 'Day' view to see what rooms are available.  
>> Since people typically just want to find one empty room in the dept for
>> their meeting, this makes it really easy to see. Does bCal have such a
>> feature?
>>
>> --
>> thanks
>> nancy
>>
>>
>>
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> The following was automatically added to this message by the list server:
>>
>> To learn more about Micronet, including how to subscribe to or unsubscribe from its mailing list and how to find out about upcoming meetings, please visit the Micronet Web site:
>>
>> http://micronet.berkeley.edu
>>
>> Messages you send to this mailing list are public and world-viewable, and the list's archives can be browsed and searched on the Internet.  This means these messages can be viewed by (among others) your bosses, prospective employers, and people who have known you in the past.
>
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> The following was automatically added to this message by the list server:
>
> To learn more about Micronet, including how to subscribe to or unsubscribe from its mailing list and how to find out about upcoming meetings, please visit the Micronet Web site:
>
> http://micronet.berkeley.edu
>
> Messages you send to this mailing list are public and world-viewable, and the list's archives can be browsed and searched on the Internet.  This means these messages can be viewed by (among others) your bosses, prospective employers, and people who have known you in the past.

Ian Crew
Platform and Services Manager, Research Hub
Information Services and Technology-Research and Content Technologies
University of California, Berkeley
2195 Hearst Ave, Second Floor
http://hub.berkeley.edu


 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
The following was automatically added to this message by the list server:

To learn more about Micronet, including how to subscribe to or unsubscribe from its mailing list and how to find out about upcoming meetings, please visit the Micronet Web site:

http://micronet.berkeley.edu

Messages you send to this mailing list are public and world-viewable, and the list's archives can be browsed and searched on the Internet.  This means these messages can be viewed by (among others) your bosses, prospective employers, and people who have known you in the past.
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: [Micronet] question on bCal resources

Beth Muramoto
Thanks, Ian. I'm not as knowledgeable about Google calendar so I'll read up on this via your links.

Beth


On Aug 10, 2012, at 7:08 AM, Ian Crew wrote:

> Hi Nancy and Beth:
>
> If I'm interpreting what you're saying correctly, I think the following might be closest to what you're looking for:
> http://support.google.com/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=178219
>
> Alternatively, you could just add the resources to your "other calendars" section and view them that way:
> http://support.google.com/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=37098
>
> Hope that helps.
>
> Ian
>
> On Aug 10, 2012, at 6:51 AM, Beth Muramoto <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> Nancy,
>>
>> We are interested in the same feature as well. We have an old Mac app that we're using to do our room reservations and would like to move off of it. It offers that view/option so we're hoping bCal will as well.
>>
>> I'm cc:ing [hidden email] as well because it's probably a more appropriate question/suggestion to pose them, but would love to know how others are doing their meeting rooms reservations right now as well.
>>
>> Beth
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Aug 10, 2012, at 12:07 AM, Nancy Lin <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi
>>>
>>> We're exploring moving from our own meeting scheduling system to bCal.
>>>
>>> One feature that is really nice on our system is that you can see all 6 of
>>> our meeting rooms in the 'Day' view to see what rooms are available.  
>>> Since people typically just want to find one empty room in the dept for
>>> their meeting, this makes it really easy to see. Does bCal have such a
>>> feature?
>>>
>>> --
>>> thanks
>>> nancy
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>> The following was automatically added to this message by the list server:
>>>
>>> To learn more about Micronet, including how to subscribe to or unsubscribe from its mailing list and how to find out about upcoming meetings, please visit the Micronet Web site:
>>>
>>> http://micronet.berkeley.edu
>>>
>>> Messages you send to this mailing list are public and world-viewable, and the list's archives can be browsed and searched on the Internet.  This means these messages can be viewed by (among others) your bosses, prospective employers, and people who have known you in the past.
>>
>>
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> The following was automatically added to this message by the list server:
>>
>> To learn more about Micronet, including how to subscribe to or unsubscribe from its mailing list and how to find out about upcoming meetings, please visit the Micronet Web site:
>>
>> http://micronet.berkeley.edu
>>
>> Messages you send to this mailing list are public and world-viewable, and the list's archives can be browsed and searched on the Internet.  This means these messages can be viewed by (among others) your bosses, prospective employers, and people who have known you in the past.
>
> Ian Crew
> Platform and Services Manager, Research Hub
> Information Services and Technology-Research and Content Technologies
> University of California, Berkeley
> 2195 Hearst Ave, Second Floor
> http://hub.berkeley.edu
>

***********************************************
Beth Muramoto
Computer Resource Specialist
Graduate School of Education
University of California, Berkeley
1650 Tolman Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
Email:  mailto:[hidden email]
Phone:  (510) 643-0203
Fax:  (510) 643-6239

The Formula for Success:  Underpromise, overdeliver.
                                - Tom Peters

You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage to say 'no' to other things."

                                -Stephen Covey

I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.

                                -Thomas Jefferson

***********************************************




 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
The following was automatically added to this message by the list server:

To learn more about Micronet, including how to subscribe to or unsubscribe from its mailing list and how to find out about upcoming meetings, please visit the Micronet Web site:

http://micronet.berkeley.edu

Messages you send to this mailing list are public and world-viewable, and the list's archives can be browsed and searched on the Internet.  This means these messages can be viewed by (among others) your bosses, prospective employers, and people who have known you in the past.
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: [Micronet] question on bCal resources

Nancy Lin
In reply to this post by Ian Crew
Hi Ian

I'm aware of the Find a Time feature and the Rooms link when add a meeting
time.  The problem right now is that there are hundreds of rooms that are
listed when you click on Rooms and it makes it really hard to see.  Also,
you have to start by scheduling a meeting before you can see all the rooms
available and when they're free.

I will check out the Other Calendars section.  Thanks for the tip!

thanks
nancy

On 8/10/12 7:08 AM, Ian Crew wrote:

> Hi Nancy and Beth:
>
> If I'm interpreting what you're saying correctly, I think the following might be closest to what you're looking for:
> http://support.google.com/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=178219
>
> Alternatively, you could just add the resources to your "other calendars" section and view them that way:
> http://support.google.com/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=37098
>
> Hope that helps.
>
> Ian
>
> On Aug 10, 2012, at 6:51 AM, Beth Muramoto <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> Nancy,
>>
>> We are interested in the same feature as well. We have an old Mac app that we're using to do our room reservations and would like to move off of it. It offers that view/option so we're hoping bCal will as well.
>>
>> I'm cc:ing [hidden email] as well because it's probably a more appropriate question/suggestion to pose them, but would love to know how others are doing their meeting rooms reservations right now as well.
>>
>> Beth
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Aug 10, 2012, at 12:07 AM, Nancy Lin <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi
>>>
>>> We're exploring moving from our own meeting scheduling system to bCal.
>>>
>>> One feature that is really nice on our system is that you can see all 6 of
>>> our meeting rooms in the 'Day' view to see what rooms are available.
>>> Since people typically just want to find one empty room in the dept for
>>> their meeting, this makes it really easy to see. Does bCal have such a
>>> feature?
>>>
>>> --
>>> thanks
>>> nancy
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>> The following was automatically added to this message by the list server:
>>>
>>> To learn more about Micronet, including how to subscribe to or unsubscribe from its mailing list and how to find out about upcoming meetings, please visit the Micronet Web site:
>>>
>>> http://micronet.berkeley.edu
>>>
>>> Messages you send to this mailing list are public and world-viewable, and the list's archives can be browsed and searched on the Internet.  This means these messages can be viewed by (among others) your bosses, prospective employers, and people who have known you in the past.
>>
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> The following was automatically added to this message by the list server:
>>
>> To learn more about Micronet, including how to subscribe to or unsubscribe from its mailing list and how to find out about upcoming meetings, please visit the Micronet Web site:
>>
>> http://micronet.berkeley.edu
>>
>> Messages you send to this mailing list are public and world-viewable, and the list's archives can be browsed and searched on the Internet.  This means these messages can be viewed by (among others) your bosses, prospective employers, and people who have known you in the past.
> Ian Crew
> Platform and Services Manager, Research Hub
> Information Services and Technology-Research and Content Technologies
> University of California, Berkeley
> 2195 Hearst Ave, Second Floor
> http://hub.berkeley.edu
>
>


 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
The following was automatically added to this message by the list server:

To learn more about Micronet, including how to subscribe to or unsubscribe from its mailing list and how to find out about upcoming meetings, please visit the Micronet Web site:

http://micronet.berkeley.edu

Messages you send to this mailing list are public and world-viewable, and the list's archives can be browsed and searched on the Internet.  This means these messages can be viewed by (among others) your bosses, prospective employers, and people who have known you in the past.
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: [Micronet] question on bCal resources

Joyce Martin
In reply to this post by Nancy Lin
RE: [Micronet] question on bCal resources

Hi Nancy

I would move to bCal because of all the benefits…BUT  it’s weak on resource management, in my opinion.

So far, the "groups view in bCal is very disappointing.  Pictures might be worth more than any explanation, which I have attached.  Sample of old calagenda group view, and sample bCal group view – both day views. 

While disappointing, we are letting our staff know that Google wants us to reserve resources in a different manner.  So, I advised them to create an event FIRST then add the “available” resource.  This is actually fine for the majority of people.  It is difficult, though, for staff who manage resources, like our CP Receptionist role.  This person manages about 40 resources.  There is no way we would view 40 resources at one time in bCal! 

We have found a workaround which is OK for our CP Receptionist role:  one can open up separate tabs in IE and manually set up views of resources, like, rooms, or permits, etc.  This way, you have a “view” of sets of resources.  The only downside is if you logoff or delete the tab, you have to set up the view again.

<<...>> <<...>>

Joyce Martin

Business Analyst

Facilities Services Information Technology

2000 Carleton

Berkeley, CA  94720-1380

(510) 643-1485

calshare links – log in like this:  CAMPUS\yourcalnetID     Password: your calnet passphrase

Joyce’s Blog – bCal Updates and bCal Discussion Board

FSITSupport Website

Universal Desktop User Info – Prep Info, How To’s, Discussion Board


-----Original Message-----
From: [hidden email] [[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Nancy Lin
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2012 12:08 AM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: [Micronet] question on bCal resources

Hi

We're exploring moving from our own meeting scheduling system to bCal.

One feature that is really nice on our system is that you can see all 6 of

our meeting rooms in the 'Day' view to see what rooms are available.  

Since people typically just want to find one empty room in the dept for their meeting, this makes it really easy to see. Does bCal have such a feature?

--

thanks

nancy


 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

The following was automatically added to this message by the list server:

To learn more about Micronet, including how to subscribe to or unsubscribe from its mailing list and how to find out about upcoming meetings, please visit the Micronet Web site:

http://micronet.berkeley.edu

Messages you send to this mailing list are public and world-viewable, and the list's archives can be browsed and searched on the Internet.  This means these messages can be viewed by (among others) your bosses, prospective employers, and people who have known you in the past.


 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
The following was automatically added to this message by the list server:

To learn more about Micronet, including how to subscribe to or unsubscribe from its mailing list and how to find out about upcoming meetings, please visit the Micronet Web site:

http://micronet.berkeley.edu

Messages you send to this mailing list are public and world-viewable, and the list's archives can be browsed and searched on the Internet.  This means these messages can be viewed by (among others) your bosses, prospective employers, and people who have known you in the past.

group view mtg rooms calagenda .gif (50K) Download Attachment
sample group view mtg rooms bCal.gif (56K) Download Attachment
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: [Micronet] question on bCal resources

Nancy Lin
Hi Joyce

Thanks. Yes, this is exactly our problem.  We like the old look in CalAgenda better as it's easier to see when a resource is free.  If we ask for features or make suggestions, is Google willing to add them?
thanks
nancy

On 8/13/12 11:32 AM, Joyce Martin wrote:
RE: [Micronet] question on bCal resources

Hi Nancy

I would move to bCal because of all the benefits…BUT  it’s weak on resource management, in my opinion.

So far, the "groups view in bCal is very disappointing.  Pictures might be worth more than any explanation, which I have attached.  Sample of old calagenda group view, and sample bCal group view – both day views. 

While disappointing, we are letting our staff know that Google wants us to reserve resources in a different manner.  So, I advised them to create an event FIRST then add the “available” resource.  This is actually fine for the majority of people.  It is difficult, though, for staff who manage resources, like our CP Receptionist role.  This person manages about 40 resources.  There is no way we would view 40 resources at one time in bCal! 

We have found a workaround which is OK for our CP Receptionist role:  one can open up separate tabs in IE and manually set up views of resources, like, rooms, or permits, etc.  This way, you have a “view” of sets of resources.  The only downside is if you logoff or delete the tab, you have to set up the view again.

<<...>> <<...>>

Joyce Martin

Business Analyst

Facilities Services Information Technology

2000 Carleton

Berkeley, CA  94720-1380

(510) 643-1485

calshare links – log in like this:  CAMPUS\yourcalnetID     Password: your calnet passphrase

Joyce’s Blog – bCal Updates and bCal Discussion Board

FSITSupport Website

Universal Desktop User Info – Prep Info, How To’s, Discussion Board


-----Original Message-----
From: [hidden email] [[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Nancy Lin
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2012 12:08 AM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: [Micronet] question on bCal resources

Hi

We're exploring moving from our own meeting scheduling system to bCal.

One feature that is really nice on our system is that you can see all 6 of

our meeting rooms in the 'Day' view to see what rooms are available.  

Since people typically just want to find one empty room in the dept for their meeting, this makes it really easy to see. Does bCal have such a feature?

--

thanks

nancy


 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

The following was automatically added to this message by the list server:

To learn more about Micronet, including how to subscribe to or unsubscribe from its mailing list and how to find out about upcoming meetings, please visit the Micronet Web site:

http://micronet.berkeley.edu

Messages you send to this mailing list are public and world-viewable, and the list's archives can be browsed and searched on the Internet.  This means these messages can be viewed by (among others) your bosses, prospective employers, and people who have known you in the past.



 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
The following was automatically added to this message by the list server:

To learn more about Micronet, including how to subscribe to or unsubscribe from its mailing list and how to find out about upcoming meetings, please visit the Micronet Web site:

http://micronet.berkeley.edu

Messages you send to this mailing list are public and world-viewable, and the list's archives can be browsed and searched on the Internet.  This means these messages can be viewed by (among others) your bosses, prospective employers, and people who have known you in the past.
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: [Micronet] question on bCal resources

Joyce Martin
RE: [Micronet] question on bCal resources

Hi Nancy

I have heard one can make suggestions to google on its features…but I have no idea what their enhancement process is!  J

 

 

 

Joyce Martin

Business Analyst

Facilities Services Information Technology

2000 Carleton

Berkeley, CA  94720-1380

(510) 643-1485

 

calshare links – log in like this:  CAMPUS\yourcalnetID     Password: your calnet passphrase

Joyce’s Blog – bCal Updates and bCal Discussion Board

FSITSupport Website

Universal Desktop User Info – Prep Info, How To’s, Discussion Board

 

 

 

From: Nancy Lin [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2012 11:46 AM
To: Joyce Martin
Cc: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Micronet] question on bCal resources

 

Hi Joyce

Thanks. Yes, this is exactly our problem.  We like the old look in CalAgenda better as it's easier to see when a resource is free.  If we ask for features or make suggestions, is Google willing to add them?

thanks
nancy
 

On 8/13/12 11:32 AM, Joyce Martin wrote:

Hi Nancy

I would move to bCal because of all the benefits…BUT  it’s weak on resource management, in my opinion.

So far, the "groups view” in bCal is very disappointing.  Pictures might be worth more than any explanation, which I have attached.  Sample of old calagenda group view, and sample bCal group view – both day views. 

While disappointing, we are letting our staff know that Google wants us to reserve resources in a different manner.  So, I advised them to create an event FIRST then add the “available” resource.  This is actually fine for the majority of people.  It is difficult, though, for staff who manage resources, like our CP Receptionist role.  This person manages about 40 resources.  There is no way we would view 40 resources at one time in bCal! 

We have found a workaround which is OK for our CP Receptionist role:  one can open up separate tabs in IE and manually set up views of resources, like, rooms, or permits, etc.  This way, you have a “view” of sets of resources.  The only downside is if you logoff or delete the tab, you have to set up the view again.

<<...>> <<...>>

Joyce Martin

Business Analyst

Facilities Services Information Technology

2000 Carleton

Berkeley, CA  94720-1380

(510) 643-1485

calshare links – log in like this:  CAMPUS\yourcalnetID     Password: your calnet passphrase

Joyce’s Blog – bCal Updates and bCal Discussion Board

FSITSupport Website

Universal Desktop User Info – Prep Info, How To’s, Discussion Board

 

-----Original Message-----
From: [hidden email] [[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Nancy Lin
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2012 12:08 AM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: [Micronet] question on bCal resources

Hi

We're exploring moving from our own meeting scheduling system to bCal.

One feature that is really nice on our system is that you can see all 6 of

our meeting rooms in the 'Day' view to see what rooms are available.  

Since people typically just want to find one empty room in the dept for their meeting, this makes it really easy to see. Does bCal have such a feature?

--

thanks

nancy

 

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

The following was automatically added to this message by the list server:

To learn more about Micronet, including how to subscribe to or unsubscribe from its mailing list and how to find out about upcoming meetings, please visit the Micronet Web site:

http://micronet.berkeley.edu

Messages you send to this mailing list are public and world-viewable, and the list's archives can be browsed and searched on the Internet.  This means these messages can be viewed by (among others) your bosses, prospective employers, and people who have known you in the past.

 


 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
The following was automatically added to this message by the list server:

To learn more about Micronet, including how to subscribe to or unsubscribe from its mailing list and how to find out about upcoming meetings, please visit the Micronet Web site:

http://micronet.berkeley.edu

Messages you send to this mailing list are public and world-viewable, and the list's archives can be browsed and searched on the Internet.  This means these messages can be viewed by (among others) your bosses, prospective employers, and people who have known you in the past.
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: [Micronet] question on bCal resources

Don Bernstein
In reply to this post by Joyce Martin
I meant to send this to the list last week, but it just went to Nancy

We had a similar challenge - we wanted to see the calendars of all advisors in the office side by side, to look for open slots. The only difference I see is that you are using resources, not people.

Our solution was to create a repeating all-day event with all adivisors attending, and time marked as available. Then, it's easy to 1) show the calendar of any advisor 2) open the event, 3) click find-a-time.

The result is an up-to-date view of their calendars, listed 1 per column. You do have to be sure not to just keep the view open all day, or it won't stay up-to-date.

I've attached a screenshot of our 3 resources, listed side-by-side.

Don Bernstein
Berkeley International Office
UC Berkeley
510-643-4690 or 510-642-2818


Joyce Martin wrote, on 8/13/2012 11:32 AM:
RE: [Micronet] question on bCal resources

Hi Nancy

I would move to bCal because of all the benefits…BUT  it’s weak on resource management, in my opinion.

So far, the "groups view in bCal is very disappointing.  Pictures might be worth more than any explanation, which I have attached.  Sample of old calagenda group view, and sample bCal group view – both day views. 

While disappointing, we are letting our staff know that Google wants us to reserve resources in a different manner.  So, I advised them to create an event FIRST then add the “available” resource.  This is actually fine for the majority of people.  It is difficult, though, for staff who manage resources, like our CP Receptionist role.  This person manages about 40 resources.  There is no way we would view 40 resources at one time in bCal! 

We have found a workaround which is OK for our CP Receptionist role:  one can open up separate tabs in IE and manually set up views of resources, like, rooms, or permits, etc.  This way, you have a “view” of sets of resources.  The only downside is if you logoff or delete the tab, you have to set up the view again.

<<...>> <<...>>

Joyce Martin

Business Analyst

Facilities Services Information Technology

2000 Carleton

Berkeley, CA  94720-1380

(510) 643-1485

calshare links – log in like this:  CAMPUS\yourcalnetID     Password: your calnet passphrase

Joyce’s Blog – bCal Updates and bCal Discussion Board

FSITSupport Website

Universal Desktop User Info – Prep Info, How To’s, Discussion Board


-----Original Message-----
From: [hidden email] [[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Nancy Lin
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2012 12:08 AM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: [Micronet] question on bCal resources

Hi

We're exploring moving from our own meeting scheduling system to bCal.

One feature that is really nice on our system is that you can see all 6 of

our meeting rooms in the 'Day' view to see what rooms are available.  

Since people typically just want to find one empty room in the dept for their meeting, this makes it really easy to see. Does bCal have such a feature?

--

thanks

nancy


 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

The following was automatically added to this message by the list server:

To learn more about Micronet, including how to subscribe to or unsubscribe from its mailing list and how to find out about upcoming meetings, please visit the Micronet Web site:

http://micronet.berkeley.edu

Messages you send to this mailing list are public and world-viewable, and the list's archives can be browsed and searched on the Internet.  This means these messages can be viewed by (among others) your bosses, prospective employers, and people who have known you in the past.

------------------------------------------------------------------------- The following was automatically added to this message by the list server: To learn more about Micronet, including how to subscribe to or unsubscribe from its mailing list and how to find out about upcoming meetings, please visit the Micronet Web site: http://micronet.berkeley.edu Messages you send to this mailing list are public and world-viewable, and the list's archives can be browsed and searched on the Internet. This means these messages can be viewed by (among others) your bosses, prospective employers, and people who have known you in the past.

 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
The following was automatically added to this message by the list server:

To learn more about Micronet, including how to subscribe to or unsubscribe from its mailing list and how to find out about upcoming meetings, please visit the Micronet Web site:

http://micronet.berkeley.edu

Messages you send to this mailing list are public and world-viewable, and the list's archives can be browsed and searched on the Internet.  This means these messages can be viewed by (among others) your bosses, prospective employers, and people who have known you in the past.

Resources.GIF (28K) Download Attachment