Mat Newman October 22 2010 07:25:47A question came in the other day from a client we recently migrated from Outlook (one of the many they have asked).
"Is there a patch we can download that will put public Holidays on your Calendar".
The answer - of course - is No! You don't have to download anything, Notes/Domino has this feature built in.
Users simply open their calendar and choose:
Notes 8+ (Standard + Basic)
More -> Import Holidays
Tools -> Import Holidays
The user then 'Ticks' the Holiday groups they would like to add to their Calendar.
An Administrator (or someone with appropriate access to the Domino Directory) can also add to this list with local/regional holidays.
From the Domino Administrator Client:
Configuration Tab -> Miscellaneous -> Holidays
From the Notes client
Open your Directory on a server, Choose Configuration (from the Navigator) -> Miscellaneous -> Holidays
In either case, then click the Add Holiday action on the Action Bar.
Add the holiday name, group (this is important so that all the local holidays can be identified easily by the user, eg: Tasmania - South), and then the dates that the holiday falls on. If the Holiday doesn't have a 'standard' repeating date (eg: New-Years Day) just type the specific dates that the Holiday falls on for each year. Remember also to choose 'Mark Busy' as appropriate so that holidays are already marked as busy time so users aren't accidentally invited to a meeting when a public holiday falls.
So NO, you don't have to download a patch to put holidays on your Calendar in Notes - it's a feature built into the application.