As you can imagine, this has been a major irritation for SharePoint users
Cheltenham, England (PRWEB) September 17, 2009
Pentalogic Technology, designers of web parts for use with Microsoft SharePoint, have this week launched v1.6 of their Reminder software. Reminder, the longest established SharePoint Alert enhancement software and market leader in terms of functionality, is now the only product on the market to fully support SharePoint Recurring Events.
Recurring events are one of the most useful time saving features in SharePoint Calendar Lists. They allow you to set up a repeating event, like a weekly meeting, birthday or anniversary by entering just one list item, and specifying when you want that event to be repeated.
"Previously, if you applied a our Reminder or any other Alert web part to a SharePoint calendar list it would only pick up the first instance of a series of recurring events." explained Pentalogic MD Ryan Wheeler. "Meaning that if you wanted to send Reminder emails relating to the regular events in your calendar you could not use SharePoint's recurring events feature, you had to manually set up each and every instance of the event as a separate list item."
"As you can imagine, this has been a major irritation for SharePoint users," says Ryan, "and the support of recurring events has been our most regularly requested new feature in the 3 years since we first released Reminder."
"But it's not all that easy to do. Because all the instances of a recurring event are contained in just one list item it is difficult to get the web part to actually interpret the series correctly."
"It has been a tough nut to crack: we needed to cover things like ensuring that the software could send reminders for recurring events that are overdue, as well as due soon, and making sure that if one event in a series changes - for example if your Monday morning meeting changes to a Tuesday for one week - the web part recognises that change and amends the reminders appropriately."
"The new version has been through thorough beta testing and the testers seem very happy with the results."
"That little 'Expanded Recurrences' check box is a dream come true (I know, I need better dreams)," said Toby Flowers, Delphi Global Technology
"Our Reminder product is the longest established SharePoint Alert enhancement software on the market. When we launched it in 2006 it was the only product of its kind. Now, with the introduction of full support for recurring events we feel it is once again the market leader in terms of functionality - take a look at our SharePoint Alert Web Part Comparison Chart."
We are very keen for people to try this new version of Reminder so a Free download of Reminder v1.6 is available here.