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BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 – Calendar

The calendar got some improvements too, here are a few of the things I like besides the earlier mentioned meeting mode and events overview in the Hub.

Calendar Views

The calendar views provide more information at a glance.
In this example of a day view you see that there are different calendar accounts and entries with the square and sphere icons in different colors on top. It also shows you a general weekly overview.
Square = Full Day Event / Sphere = Meeting/Appointment

calendar day view


Another little helper is the time left in the notification box and the change in color shortly before the appointment is due.

For meetings there is also the option to notify the organiser, or everyone, if you are running late

and a feature I use quite often, the custom snooze to remind me of an appointment.

Custom Snooze



Invitee status displays ‘no response’ while the ‘response’ document still exists – updated

I had this issue in the office, but not with all users, and then also came across it at a customer site.

So what happens.. A user has some calendar entries which are accepted by the invitees. The calendar entry and the response documents are in the user’s mail file. All good.
However, when the users opens the calendar entry and clicks on “invitee status”, all the invitees who have accepted or declined the invitation show up as ‘no response’.

It turns out that Traveler “broke” this. From the according APAR:

Event updated on ActiveSync Device may cause attendee status to be lost on server copy of the event. The issue is not seen often with Apple devices, however BlackBerry devices send event updates at regular occurrence, even if the event was not updated so BlackBerry users will see this issue much more frequently.
Starting with Notes Traveler the server has been updated to correctly identify and prevent this scenario from occurring. In order to correctly handle, the server had to be upgraded to handle Active Sync 14.1 and later protocol levels.

If you come across this problem, upgrade the Traveler server to and you’re good to go.

UPDATE: IBM has released an Interim Fix 1 to Traveler and a Flash Alert recommending to delete and recreate Notes Traveler accounts on BlackBerry 10 devices after upgrading Notes Traveler server to or later.
see http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21648195 and http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21648847&myns=swglotus&mynp=OCSSYRPW&mync=R