Preparing for IBM Connect 2013 (Lotusphere) and another “Outlook can’t do that” moment


As I review my flight itinerary, I’m looking forward to the Alaska Air non-stop from Seattle to Orlando, fondly known as…The Disney Flight.  No lie.  See the photo.

20130122-6 disney flight

This time there will be no missing B.A.L.D. due to missed connections, flight cancellations or delays because of a storm blanketing the center of the country.  Wuhoo!

As I added my IBM Connect (Lotusphere) Conference travel plans to my IBM Lotus Notes calendar, Alaska Airlines graciously pointed out on their website yet another limitation of Outlook.  They have a handy “Add to Calendar” feature.  When you click it, it gives the option to add each flight to the calendar as a separate entry with the stipulation: “(not compatible with Outlook)”.  See below.  Just more proof that popularity does not equate to quality.  In a way, I’m thankful.  If everyone used IBM Lotus Notes, that would be one less advantage my clients had over their competition.

See Y’all in Orlando!  If you’re going, tweet me @davehabz and let me know so we can meet up!

Click Add to Calendar

Click Add to Calendar

Click Add to Calendar
Too bad Outlook users...

Too bad Outlook users…

But if you use IBM Lotus Notes...

But if you use IBM Lotus Notes…

Import the entries so they are available when offline.

Import the entries so they are available when offline.

Voila', individual entries for each flight.

Voila’, individual entries for each flight.

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Posted on January 22, 2013, in Lotusphere and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Preparing for IBM Connect 2013 (Lotusphere) and another “Outlook can’t do that” moment.

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