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Want to make the most of your Outlook calendar in the new Blitz system? Follow the 10 suggestions below. For more information, read our comprehensive overview of New Blitz Best Calendar Practices.
1. Act on invitations as you receive them (Accept, Accept as Tentative, or Decline).
2. Do not decline a meeting until you are certain you will not be attending.
3. Do not drag an instance of a recurring meeting to a new date or time.
4. Always have an end date for a recurring meeting
5. Do not forward meeting requests to other recipients. Forwarding invitations does not add recipients to attendee lists, and updates will not be sent to new attendees. Instead, have the meeting organizer add the new attendees and send an update to the original meeting.
6. Only accept or decline meetings from the Inbox; don't do this from the calendar or other mail folders. Meetings responded to from outside the Inbox may result in missed updates or meetings.
7. Only make personal notes in meetings as the organizer—not as an attendee. Doing so as an attendee will result in lost notes if a meeting update is sent later.
8. Only interact with meeting requests from one piece of software.
9. Use mobile devices (iPhones and other smartphones, iPads) as calendar VIEWERS only.
10. Turn off syncing of your calendar from your mobile device to your account. (New Blitz does this synching itself.)
Although email sent to your nickname will be continued to be delivered to you, nicknames are not included as searchable words in Outlook’s default directory. They will be part of the directory once (old) BlitzMail is decommissioned at the end of 2012. In the meantime, go to the DND Lookup to search for people using nicknames.
If you’ve switched to the new Blitz system, it’s time to go to https://claim.dartmouth.edu to establish your new network password and security questions for your account. By registering a stronger password, you’ll be able to better protect both your online information and Dartmouth systems. You’ll also be able to quickly recover a forgotten network password, 24/7, without needing to visit a help desk.
Computing Services has formed a dedicated transition team to help the Dartmouth community move to the new Blitz system. In the past three months, we’ve added an additional Trainer/Documentation Specialist, four Migration Consultants, and a Migration Coordinator/Analyst. The new team is working to ensure a smooth Blitz transition; they’ll help you prepare for your move and will assist you in setting up your new Blitz account afterwards.
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Last Updated: 11/23/11