LDS.org Calendar Version 2.2 Released Print E-mail
Written by Tom Johnson   
Monday, 13 August 2012

LDS.org calendar version 2.2 was recently released. Version 2.2 includes a host of new features, including the following:

  • Agenda view
  • New Settings button and interface
  • Churchwide calendars
  • Overview canvas 
  • Private calendars on Initial Setup
  • Unit information on events
  • Primary contact information for building schedulers

For a full list of the release notes for 2.2, see the Release Notes in the calendar help.

LDS.org calendar version 2.2

 

Comments  

 
# Christian Harrison 2012-08-13 12:11
Ugh. Still broken — I've got a weird calling and it's not reflected in the database, so I don't get the [+] button. But giving me the add event button would actually give the admin a clear path to letting me post events.

Frustrating.
 
 
# Tom Johnson 2012-08-13 12:40
Can you just ask your ward clerk to make your an admin? That should solve the problem.
 
 
# Paul Ian Hutchison 2012-08-19 17:12
For some reason the LDS calendar stopped syncing with my Google calendar recently, I'm not sure if it is related to this latest update. It was working fine but some of the new items added in the last week or so have not come across. The iCal URL is no longer working - I used to be able to browse to it to see the iCal file, but now I get the following message:

Error 6 (net::ERR_FILE_ NOT_FOUND): The file or directory could not be found.

Generating a new URL doesn't fix it, and trying to re-import the calendar into GCal results in the error:

The address that you provided did not contain a calendar in a valid iCal or GData format

Is this a bug with the 2.2 release? Is anyone else experiencing it? (Can't live without my GCal sync!)
 
 
# Tom Johnson 2012-08-20 10:46
Paul, the sync has been temporarily turned off due to some technical issues with the calendar. Developers are trying to sort out. Sorry -- I forgot to add a note about this in the help but have added it just now. Keep an eye on the calendar forum on LDSTech (https://tech.lds.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?110-Calendar) for an announcement regarding sync availability. We hope it will be fixed within a few days.
 
 
# Aaron Douglas Walker 2012-08-29 09:44
Please fix the outlook sync issue ASAP...I rely heavily on this to be available for appointment setting etc. I've had trouble since the update.

I get a "Cannot verify or add the calendar...." message.
 
 
# Brian Nelson 2012-09-03 14:16
Tom, can you provide any more information on when sync will be turned back on? thanks
 
 
# James Morris 2012-08-22 05:44
Do you know if the ability exists now, or will exist in the future to attach an agenda to an event? The calendar has an Agenda tab, but it seems to be for a different purpose.
 
 
# Justin Rudd Evans 2012-09-01 19:11
Any update on the calendar sync issue? Still not working... :(
 
 
# Richard Eric Persson 2012-09-12 00:18
Just tried syncing and it still didn't work. Anyone else having any luck>
 
 
# Raymond David Lichauer 2012-10-04 15:43
The new version has made my calendar unreadable - fields overlay one another, multi-colored lines fill the right side, etc.

Is there any specific software needed to make the calendar functional?
 
 
# Tom Johnson 2012-10-04 15:45
Raymond, make sure you have the latest version of your browser. If you're using IE8 because you're on Windows XP, download Chrome or Firefox instead.
 
 
# Ray Lichauer 2012-10-04 19:51
Thank you! I installed IE9 (was runnning IE8). Using Windows 7 and calendar is now functioning correcttly. Ray Lichauer
 
 
# Jason Kiel 2012-10-04 18:34
Trying to sync calendar to GCal...using Chrome...no luck.
 
 
# Anthony Wallace Maro 2012-10-17 19:09
I would have expected it to be solved by now but it doesn't apppear to be. When I even try to go to the Google subscribe URL provided by LDS.org, The URL never loads anything. I would think it would provide an iCal formatted file but it's not.
 
 
# Reed Packer1 2012-10-19 15:44
Trying to get sync working in Google calendar and ios6 without success. Is there an anticipated date when this will be working.

Thanks.
 
 
# Jared Anders Krogue 2012-10-30 08:46
Not trying to be rude, but this is a very poor tool for non-admin users; even with standard counselor or presidency callings. Our Ward hardly uses this tool as a result (not as a purposeful boycott; simply because it is hard to use, and the functionality is poor, even if you know how to use it).
 
 
# Terrance Bryan Williams 2012-11-25 09:06
Any update on ETA of when we can sync with google calendar?
 
 
# Joe Watts 2012-12-11 18:28
I am a Ward Executive Secretary, based on the documentation that would make me an administrator on the Ward Calendars. I cannot however add calendars or adjust the rights for those who need to be able to access calendars. Is it just me or there something wrong?
 
 
# Joe Watts 2012-12-11 18:31
Wondering why the Calendar seem to be so glitchy. It seems to spend an significant amount of time with the spinning hour glass and often seems to time out during a refresh, as in when returning to the main calendar after editing an event.
 
 
# Joe Watts 2012-12-11 18:33
Is there something wrong with the Calendar setting. It constantly sends me to a blank page. Is it possible I have something set in my browser that is preventing this. I am accessing it with Google Chrome.
 
 
# Tom Johnson 2012-12-14 10:14
Joe, what browser are you using? Try Chrome, Firefox, or IE9. Also, what tasks are you trying to do when you experience the issue? Note: It may be better to troubleshoot this on the forum.
 
 
# John Higgins 2012-12-14 07:23
HELP!! I am a Stake Clerk and am not able to add bldg schedulers. I reported this issue to church HQ and got an email from them saying the fix should be out yesterday after QA testing, but as of this time (the day after) the problem still exists. I really need to add/change the schedulers.
 
 
# Tom Johnson 2012-12-14 10:16
John, developers are working to fix the building scheduler issue. I don't have a firm timeline. Maybe today, if they can solve and test and deploy everything.

Just curious, but why is it such an urgent issue?

Also, you mentioned reporting the issue to Church HQ. I'm not really aware of lines of support with Church HQ. Would that be local unit support you contacted? That's great if they're in tune with dates for fixes and updates.
 
 
# Tom Johnson 2012-12-14 10:19
A lot of others were asking about a timeline as to when Google Sync will be fixed. I'm sorry that I don't have a firm target date. The calendar team has been overwhelmed with higher priority issues to solve, such as server stability and performance, not to mention an increasing workload of new tools and applications to develop. We expect a major revision/update to calendar in 2013 to hopefully fix these bugs.
 
 
# Kim Siever 2012-12-16 22:28
I noticed two issues.

1. When printing the calendar to PDF, times in 12-hour format leave out “a” for “a.m.”

2. The calendar does not allow a recurring event if there is a conflict. It would be nice to be able to create the recurring event and then to delete the instances where there are conflicts.
 
 
# Eric White 2013-04-24 16:58
What's the best way to be able to view other Units Calendars which share the same building so that we know we aren't reserving the building at the same time?
 
 
# Eric White 2013-04-24 17:00
Why isn't there a search option to find out when the next temple trip or youth baptism is scheduled, for example?
 
 
# Huiarangi Anthony Jay Seymour 2013-04-27 13:50
When trying to access stake calendar on my ipad, nothing comes up. It just keeps trying to load calendar events but nothing shows up. It has been loading for 15minutes with no results. Any help would be much appreciated
 
 
# James Carl Brau 2013-11-04 19:02
I am the scoutmaster for my ward. Should I have rights to the + button to be able to add an event? Thanks.
 

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