multi-user calendars - display oddities?

Running GroupWise 2012 SP2. I've been asked to give a tutorial about
proxy and multi-user calendars. I've never had a need to use the
multi-user calendar so I just tried it out. As far as I can tell,
multi-user calendar is either a buggy mess or I just don't understand
it. I have proxy access to two other user's calendars so I added them
both into a multi-user calendar. If I look at the Multi-user Columns
view, everything looks normal. But when I go to the day, week, or
month views, I see all appointments from all three of us crammed
together on the same days with no idea who owns each appointment. It
looks like all the appointments for all 3 of us are all my
appointments. Is this how it is supposed to be? How do I just see
the day view for my own appointments?

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  • ketter;2262212 wrote:
    As far as I can tell,
    multi-user calendar is either a buggy mess or I just don't understand
    it. I have proxy access to two other user's calendars so I added them
    both into a multi-user calendar. If I look at the Multi-user Columns
    view, everything looks normal. But when I go to the day, week, or
    month views, I see all appointments from all three of us crammed
    together on the same days with no idea who owns each appointment. It
    looks like all the appointments for all 3 of us are all my
    appointments. Is this how it is supposed to be? How do I just see
    the day view for my own appointments?

    I can see the same over here. I also think this is unuseable.
    Anyone else seeing this? I will open an SR...
  • Multi-user calendar have the same feature as sub-calendars. You can use
    colours to distinguish appointments, tasks and notes. So if you use
    colours for your different users you calendar will be easy readable.
    Does this help?

    KeN Etter wrote:

    > Running GroupWise 2012 SP2. I've been asked to give a tutorial about
    > proxy and multi-user calendars. I've never had a need to use the
    > multi-user calendar so I just tried it out. As far as I can tell,
    > multi-user calendar is either a buggy mess or I just don't understand
    > it. I have proxy access to two other user's calendars so I added them
    > both into a multi-user calendar. If I look at the Multi-user Columns
    > view, everything looks normal. But when I go to the day, week, or
    > month views, I see all appointments from all three of us crammed
    > together on the same days with no idea who owns each appointment. It
    > looks like all the appointments for all 3 of us are all my
    > appointments. Is this how it is supposed to be? How do I just see
    > the day view for my own appointments?

  • On Tue, 07 May 2013 08:47:15 GMT, "Diethmar Rimser" <test@test.com>
    wrote:

    >Multi-user calendar have the same feature as sub-calendars. You can use
    >colours to distinguish appointments, tasks and notes. So if you use
    >colours for your different users you calendar will be easy readable.
    >Does this help?


    No. As far as I can tell, the only way to do that is to manually
    assign a color to each and every appointment. No way are my users
    going to do that. If you know of a way to automate it, let me know.

    Ken
  • On Tue, 07 May 2013 06:26:03 GMT, Schleissheimer
    <Schleissheimer@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

    >
    >ketter;2262212 Wrote:
    >> As far as I can tell,
    >> multi-user calendar is either a buggy mess or I just don't understand
    >> it. I have proxy access to two other user's calendars so I added them
    >> both into a multi-user calendar. If I look at the Multi-user Columns
    >> view, everything looks normal. But when I go to the day, week, or
    >> month views, I see all appointments from all three of us crammed
    >> together on the same days with no idea who owns each appointment. It
    >> looks like all the appointments for all 3 of us are all my
    >> appointments. Is this how it is supposed to be? How do I just see
    >> the day view for my own appointments?

    >I can see the same over here. I also think this is unuseable.
    >Anyone else seeing this? I will open an SR...


    I'm going to open one also...I posted here and also on a GroupWise
    Discussion List I belong to and I'm not getting much help either
    place. I'll post back what I find.

    Ken
  • That is really strange. You have list of users in your multiuser
    calendar on the right side. There you have the possibility to activate
    and deactivate these users in your overview. Clicking the calendar icon
    next to the user name I can select a color - and all appointments
    within this (user) calendar will show the new color. All of them.

    Diethmar

    I am not lucky with all the features around multi-user calendars - but
    this one should work.

    KeN Etter wrote:

    > On Tue, 07 May 2013 08:47:15 GMT, "Diethmar Rimser" <test@test.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > > Multi-user calendar have the same feature as sub-calendars. You can
    > > use colours to distinguish appointments, tasks and notes. So if you
    > > use colours for your different users you calendar will be easy
    > > readable. Does this help?

    >
    > No. As far as I can tell, the only way to do that is to manually
    > assign a color to each and every appointment. No way are my users
    > going to do that. If you know of a way to automate it, let me know.
    >
    > Ken

  • ketter;2262339 wrote:

    I'm going to open one also...I posted here and also on a GroupWise
    Discussion List I belong to and I'm not getting much help either
    place. I'll post back what I find.

    Ken

    I described it the following way.
    - UserA -> add some Appointments
    - UserB -> Add UserA to Multiuser Calendar
    - UserC -> Add Userb to Multiuser Calendar
    --> Now UserC sees the Appointments of UserA

    Support told me they will raise a defect...
  • On Tue, 07 May 2013 13:53:29 GMT, "Diethmar Rimser"
    <diethmar.rimser@brainagents.at> wrote:

    >That is really strange. You have list of users in your multiuser
    >calendar on the right side. There you have the possibility to activate
    >and deactivate these users in your overview. Clicking the calendar icon
    >next to the user name I can select a color - and all appointments
    >within this (user) calendar will show the new color. All of them.
    >
    >Diethmar


    Well that makes a big difference...I wasn't aware of that feature.
    Thanks.
  • * KeN Etter wrote, On 05/07/2013 06:57 PM:
    > Well that makes a big difference...I wasn't aware of that feature.
    > Thanks.


    Ken,

    we had issues with Multi-User calendars after upgrading clients from 8 to 2012. Delete all users from the calendar and add them back, that fixes display oddities.

    Uwe

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  • Hello, Uwe

    > we had issues with Multi-User calendars after upgrading clients from 8
    > to 2012. Delete all users from the calendar and add them back, that
    > fixes display oddities.

    No, that´s not the workaround. Under my environment the new created
    calendar has the same oddities.
    The issues came up after the upgrade from 2012 sp1 to sp2.

    I will bring the proxy calendar close to the users.
    Its not the solution, but works...

    Go
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  • On Thu, 09 May 2013 11:08:28 GMT, Uwe Buckesfeld <u.buckesfeld@web.de>
    wrote:

    >we had issues with Multi-User calendars after upgrading clients from 8 to 2012. Delete all users from the calendar and add them back, that fixes display oddities.


    Uwe,

    Thanks for the tip.

    Ken