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Provide out-of-office visibility
Idea shared by Heather Ouellette - March 7 at 9:54 PM
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When working with our globally dispersed teams, it would be really helpful for project participants to know when a colleague is out of the office for a regional holiday, vacation, etc. When we email absent employees outside Easy Projects, we typically receive an automatic reply. When we post messages to a project, we have no idea whether there's a national holiday in Singapore or an employee is on vacation. This creates a customer service gap.
 
If there were some way for users to enter an "out-of-office" status that posts to all his/her active projects, that would be very helpful (I'd love to see both guest and licensed users have the ability to create their own and see others'). Our administrators would also welcome the ability to post alerts about company/national holidays and other large group absences that users would see in a news scroll or an alert to all members of active projects.
 
Thanks.

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Heather Ouellette Replied
April 14 at 3:35 PM
Hi, could someone follow up on this? Is there a way to do this now that I'm unaware of?
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David Connolly Replied
May 2 at 4:37 PM
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Hey Heather,
 
Thank you for the suggestion. I will pass it on as I can see how useful it would be to have some kind of indicator of a persons status (Working or Vacation) from within the activity centre. Do you currently use the vacations calendar in Easy Projects? 
 
 
thanks,
David
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Heather Ouellette Replied
May 2 at 5:15 PM
Thanks David,
No I don't use any sort of calendar feature in Easy Projects. My group is typically informed about our team's time off and holidays, but our project requesters---who are primarily guest users limited to the guest portal---generally don't have access to this information.

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