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I LOVE 30boxes

Posted on February 16, 2006

30Boxes rocks. It is just too cool. In case you are not familiar with it, 30Boxes is, in its simplest form, an online calendar. I can use it to schedule events. OK, not too exciting yet. I use Outlook for that and Outlook does a great job. But Outlook isn’t as great at letting the people I care about know what I am up to. For instance, I would like to make it easy for my family and friends to know what I am up to and where I am. No, I don’t tell my parents when I am going to be out late, but I would like to let them know that I am going to be flying from Amsterdam to Zagreb for a week next month. And I want them to be able to see that when they want to see that, not just when time zones (they live in Miami and I am in Amsterdam) are convenient. I also want a way to add portions of that calendar to this blog. My role at Captaris is as a trainer. I want people to see when I am teach classes in Amsterdam or Zagreb or Sydney or Singapore. I think that is interesting.

So with 30Boxes, I can have a public calendar showing all the classes that I am currently scheduled to teach. Or I can have one just showing the Workflow classes I am doing, etc. I can even have an RSS feed for my public schedule.

So how can it be better? It would be nice if I could give my calendars nice titles. It would be great if I could right-click on an Outlook calendar item to add it to 30Boxes. And it would be great if Outlook would automatically update 30Boxes when I update a calendar item. But so far it is very good and I will continue to use it. I will probably update this site to Community Server 2 in the next few days and be able to add my schedule to the front page too.