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Calendar Plus Web Part by Bamboo Solutions

Calendar Plus Web Part by Bamboo Solutions

 
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Calendar Plus Web Part by Bamboo Solutions

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1,295.00
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Per Server
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Calendar Plus Web Part lets you keep company's events and initiatives on track and up-to-date.

Visually communicate date-based list data through several useful views: Day, Week, Work Week, Month, Quarter, Year and Gantt. Show events, tasks, milestones, project initiatives, legacy data, or employee vacation plans, to name a few.

Use a SharePoint List, a SQL Server Table or View, or aggregated views created by our List Rollup Web Part as the data source for your calendar items.

Display calendar items by the list column of your choice, apply color-coding, apply a custom or list view filter to the calendar items, and display holidays stored in a separate list.

In addition, configure the Gantt View to display project task information along with percent complete and milestone indicators.

The Calendar Plus Web Part also provides support for several languages including Spanish, French, Italian, and German.

 

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4.0

Great tool and users like it

I would definitely recommend this product.

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Pros
Users really like this calendaring option. It have been used to merge Absence and Project team master calendars very effectively. For our users, they can figure out where someone is at any time based on the merged calendar. It is easy to configure, and I figured it out the first time through. It is great to get the mouseover popups of the calendar item detail without needing to drill down.
Cons
The application locks up on me and throws an error for no apparent reason. I either have to remove integrated calendars and readd them or recreate the entire merged calendar from scratch.
Version Reviewed
SharePoint 2010
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3.5

Wish they would let me roll up more than 1 BDC calendar

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Pros
The calendar control is fairly easy to configure and offers a lot of flexibility in the roll up of multiple calendars from multiple native sharepoint lists, and quite fine grained control of the look and feel (colors, fonts, etc) for each data set shown.
Cons
If you want to see data from a BDC calendar (or list with date information), you can only choose 1 BDC connection to surface. It would be nice to see date info from any combination of Sharepoint, SQL Server, or BDC data rolled up together.

Also, although the client-side configuration is pretty good, using the web-part programatically is difficult, not well documented, and not all properties that are configurable on the client side are exposed as public properties or methods in the API.

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Release 4.1 for SharePoint 2010
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4.0

A few minor issues

This is a big improvement over the native SharePoint Gantt chart object.

I'm setting it up so that we can schedule scientific instruments for about 20 analysts.


Bamboo.CalendarViewExtended
Version: 1.0.0.0
File Version: 4.1.65.0

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Pros
I had it running in a few minutes.
It has an okay look when sorted.
Cons
I haven't been able to suppress the time part of my Date Time objects.
It hides the base list and associated views so that you have to go through the Site Management to get to them.
It doesn't use the filter ordering, so I can't present it in an arbitrary initial state.
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Bamboo.CalendarViewExtended Version: 1.0.0.0 File Version: 4.1.65.0
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2.0

Unable to view Calendar Plus on a Web Part page

I've used this web part on teamsite pages with no issue, but I have been unable to use a Bamboo Calendar Plus web part on a web part page successfully.

Everything appears fine to the creator but no one else can view the calendar. Clicking on a URL to the Web Part Page returns a 404 to all users except the creator. We're still trying to figure out how to resolve this issue.

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Pros
I like the way it displays details with a mouseover. Eliminates having to open a calendar item to see details.
Cons
Users can't view the calendar in a web part page.
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4.0

Great WebPart

Used in conjuction with the List Rolup you can build great calendar applications inside SharePoint

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Pros
have recomended this web part many times for company calendars
Cons
it is hard to configure by an inexperienced user.
Version Reviewed
3.1
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4.0

Good add on, but still lacking

As a consultant I have offered this solution to many clients wanting to do calendar roll ups. This is easier and chaeper than paying a developer. Plus you get support and it has gone through a few versions allreday.

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Pros
Easy install
Use filters in calendars
Use roll ups in calendars
Good price
Fast
Easy to figure out
Cons
Looks like an add in and not part of the site
No ability to make alterations to the code
A lot of options for end users - Confusing
Version Reviewed
3.1
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3.0

Bamboo Calendar Plus WebPart a Plus

Suzanne George

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Pros
We have used the Bamboo Webpart for several years and it has helped us create calendar views that are easy to read while providing additional information our projects needed. One of the most used items is the ability to color code calendar entries. This makes more complicated calendars usable by many different groups.
Cons
The calendar is a little difficult to show end users to setup the first time. This is likely due to the many options the calendar provides. However, once they learn all the options, they are able to setup calendars on thier own.
Version Reviewed
sps 2003
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4.0

Colour Coded Appointments

Great for making your shared Calendar more useable on SharePoint. The benefit of being able to colour code similar types of appointments makes it a purchase worth making.

Andy Dale
Senior SharePoint Consultant
Officetalk
http://www.office-talk.com

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Pros
Easy to make changes, easy to setup.
Cons
Colour choice slightly restrictive.
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