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Techie Tip of the Week: Check out the upgraded webmail and webcal!

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

On February 3, 2012, the Stanford email and calendar servers are upgrading to provide added functionality and improved performance.

This major upgrade includes a number of changes and new features, including:

  • Send email later: You can delay sending a message by setting a delivery date and time for the message. Click on the triangle next to the Send button to access this option.
  • Undo option: An Undo option appears in the banner immediately after deleting or moving messages, contacts, or tasks. This lets you undo the previous action.
  • Preview the Calendar in an email invitation: Calendar invitations now include a snippet from your calendar. You can see how a new meeting request fits into your schedule for the day without switching to the Calendar application.
  • Streamlined New Appointment screen: The tabs for Schedule, Location, and Resources have been replaced by a single interface that will load the availability information of attendees as they are added. Hovering over the availability will show you the details of any meetings, provided you have permission to see it.
  • Restore previously deleted items: You can self-restore messages, contacts, appointments and tasks that have been deleted from your Trash folder. Just right click on the Trash and choose “Recover Deleted Items.”
  • People Search field: You can quickly search StanfordWho by entering a name or address in the People Search field. The search auto-completes as you type.

For information about these changes and many others, see the “What’s New and Different” web page:
http://itservices.stanford.edu/service/emailcalendar/web/whatsnew
or video:
http://itservices.stanford.edu/service/emailcalendar/web/whatsnewvideo

If you have any questions or if you experience any problems, please submit a HelpSU request: http://helpsu.stanford.edu/?pcat=zimbramail

Importing Other’s Calendar Events into Your Calendar Program

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Want to keep on top of your favorite activities, sports teams, or other events? These days, most groups put their events on an online calendar that broadcasts them using a special format known as iCal, or .ics. You can configure your favorite calendar program to automatically import this .ics file directly, so you can keep track while updating or looking at your own calendar.

Here’s how to import an .ics file into your calendar program:

Outlook

  1. In your web browser, right-click and save the .ics file for the calendar you wish to import. For example, to import the 2011 Stanford Football schedule, you can save the schedule from Yahoo!’s site: http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaaf/teams/sss/ical.ics
  2. In Outlook 2010, click File. Then, click Open, and then click Import.
    In Outlook 2007, click on the Office Button, and then click Import and Export.
  3. Select Import an iCalendar (.ics) or vCalendar file (.vcs), and then click Next.
  4. Locate the .ics file you saved in step 1, and then click OK.
  5. Click Import. The data will now appear as a new calendar in your Outlook.

Apple iCal

  1. In your web browser, right-click and save the .ics file for the calendar you wish to import. For example, to import the 2011 Stanford Football schedule, you can save the schedule from Yahoo!’s site: http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaaf/teams/sss/ical.ics
  2. In iCal, on the File menu, select Import, and then click Import.
  3. Locate the .ics file you saved in step 1, and then click Import. The data will now appear as a new calendar in your iCal.

Stanford Calendar — the adding as appointments in your calendar method (http://webcal.stanford.edu)

  1. In your web browser, right-click and save the .ics file for the calendar you wish to import. For example, to import the 2011 Stanford Football schedule, you can save the schedule from Yahoo!’s site: http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaaf/teams/sss/ical.ics
  2. In Stanford Calendar (http://webcal.stanford.edu), click Preferences.
  3. Click Import/Export.
  4. In the Import window, click Browse, and then locate the .ics file you saved in step 1.
  5. Click Import.
  6. When the Import Succeeded message appears, click OK. The data will now appear as appointments in your calendar.