How to switch to Google Calendar from IBM Notes

Now that you’ve switched from IBM® Notes™ to Google Workspace, here are some tips on beginning to use Google Calendar to manage your events.

How to create events:

  • IBMIn IBM Notes Calendar users can create a new calendar entry as a meeting and send the invitation to guests.
  • calendarIn Google Calendar users can create an event in Google Calendar. When you save the event, your guests receive an email invitation.

How to schedule video meetings:

  • IBMIn IBM Notes Calendar users can schedule a meeting with the use of IBM Sametime or Smartcloud for voice and video conferencing.
  • calendarIn Google Calendar users can add a video call.
    • Use Google Meet to add a video call to your event.

How to share calendars:

  • IBMIn IBM Notes Calendar users can grant sharing permissions from your computer with IBM Notes installed.
  • calendarIn Google Calendar users can share calendars by:
    • Granting sharing permissions online at calendar.google.com
    • Sharing a link to your calendar, such as through email or Google Meet
    • Embedding on a website

What sharing visibility is available:

  • IBMIn IBM Notes Calendar users can change the sharing visibility to:
    • Specific people or Contact groups
    • Everyone
  • calendarIn Google Calendar users can change the sharing visibility to:
    • Specific people or Google Groups
    • Public (web search)
    • Specific people in your domain (domain search)
    • People who don’t use Google Calendar

What are the access permissions:

  • IBMIn IBM Notes Calendar users can change the access permissions to:
    • Read, create, edit, and delete(full access)
    • Read (view only)
  • calendarIn Google Calendar users can change the access permissions to:
    • Make changes and manage sharing (full access)
    • Make changes to events
    • See all event details (view only)
    • See free/busy information (no details)

What are the customizable views:

  • IBMIn IBM Notes Calendar users can customize the view to:
    • 1 day
    • 2 days
    • Week (or Work Week)
    • Month
    • Weekly Planner
  • calendarIn Google Calendar users can customize the view to:
    • Day
    • Week (optional: exclude weekends)
    • Month
    • Agenda
    • Custom view (between 2–7 days, or 2–4 weeks)

You can access your calendar from any computer, smartphone, or tablet.

On your computer:

  • Users can access IBMIBM Notes Calendar from the computer where it’s installed.
  • Users can access calendarCalendar from any computer with Internet access.

On the web:

  • Users can access IBMIBM Notes Calendar on the web via mail.wdc.in (a web-based version of IBM Notes) from the computer where it’s installed.
  • Users can access calendar In Google Calendar through web browsers on any device at calendar.google.com.

On your mobile devices:

  • Users can access IBMIBM Notes Calendar from mobile devices by installing and opening the IBM Notes Traveler app.
  • Users can access calendar In Google Calendar from mobile devices by installing and opening the Calendar app.

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