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How can I provide the user with the option to select or default their time zone when rendering a calendar item w/in MOSS 2007 enterprise? RRS feed

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  • Dallas-based and Tokyo-based users both have contributor access to a shared site calendar. Tokyo users would like to view their calendar items based on their time zone and Dallas would like to see the calendar items based on Dallas time zone. When a Tokyo user enters an event on the calendar their time, e.g. Sunday 11/28/10 holiday, it shows as a Monday, 11/29/10 holiday. The MOSS 2007 Enterprise w/ WSS 3.0 servers reside in Dallas. What options do we have to render the time zone based on user view or accurately reflect the date of the event for the originating time zone?
    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Wednesday, December 1, 2010 2:50 AM w/ WSS 3.0 removed from Title. No such thing as MOSS 2700 w/ WSS 3.0.
    Tuesday, November 30, 2010 9:53 PM

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  • Hi HA Project Manager,

     

    Thank you for your post.

     

    MOSS 2007 provides a seamless, culture-specific experience that enables site owners to create sites in a specific language and configure the regional settings that are appropriate for those sites. You can modify the regional settings to reach your goal. It should be noted that not only site administrator can modify the time zone setting, users can modify it themselves. Here are two articles, you can get detailed information about how to configure regional settings:

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/specify-regional-settings-HA010177473.aspx;
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc287837(en-us,office.12).aspx.

     

    Hope these could help you.

     

    Regards.

    Wednesday, December 1, 2010 9:26 AM
  • Hello Penq Lei, thank you again for such helpful information. As such, it only means more questions from the users...how can we configure it to automatically default regional settings, e.g. time zone, calendar, based on regional user group access across multiple site collections, sites, and sub-sites instead of manually and individually configuring each site?

    Thursday, December 2, 2010 9:45 PM
  • Hi HA Project Manager,

     

    The regional settings for the top-level site of a site collection are automatically set based on the default language of the site collection. When a subsite is created, the regional settings that are set on the parent site are propagated to the subsite. Site collection administrators can choose to change the regional settings of the top-level site. As a site owner, you can choose to use the regional settings that are inherited from the parent site or specify different regional settings for any subsite.

     

    Individual users can either use the default regional settings that are set on a specific site or set their own regional settings. This ability makes it easier for users who are in different countries or regions to collaborate on documents that are in the same SharePoint site, regardless of what region the user is working from.

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    Regards.

    Friday, December 3, 2010 2:03 AM