Come September, scheduling meetings with your mobile
phone calendar may get easier. That’s when HandStep will
be officially releasing TeamCalendar, software designed to aid
planning, scheduling and booking meetings.
Based on Microsoft’s Outlook platform and compatible
with all Windows-based smartphones, pocket PCs and PDAs, the
product gives a quick graphic view of all proposed
attendees’ schedules with a view of scheduling conflicts.
Using a function called “SmartPlanning,” the
software will also suggest best times for meetings and will
e-mail all participating team members for confirmation.
TeamCalendar was exhibited at the Microsoft Worldwide
Partner Conference in July, says Brian Nielsson, founder and board president of
HandStep, a supplier of mobile applications. The original
version of TeamCalendar was a custom application developed for
the Danish Ministry of Social Affairs to allow the minister and
his immediate staff to see one another’s calendars and
schedule meetings, a task that had been difficult