Meetings and appointments

On a BlackBerry® Enterprise Server, calendar events can be either appointments or meetings. For the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator, a meeting is an appointment with email recipients. The BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator can respond to meeting invitations with acceptances, tentative acceptances, cancellations, or forwarding, or it can ignore the request. The BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator also generates meeting invitations. The responses come from the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator and the load generator.

The BlackBerry Enterprise Server sends and synchronizes calendar appointments and calendar meetings in different ways. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server sends and synchronizes calendar appointments using the calendar protocol, CICAL. It sends and synchronizes meeting invitations as email messages using the email protocol, CMIME. (These names can appear in BlackBerry Enterprise Server log files.) BlackBerry® device users send responses to calendar meeting requests as email messages. A meeting response increases the number of email messages that the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator sends, while an appointment response increases the number of calendar responses that the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator sends. The increase in the statistics for both email messages and calendar responses is visible in the statistics.

Whether the BlackBerry Enterprise Server sends appointment requests or meeting requests depends on the configuration of the load generator for the messaging server. Whether the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator sends appointment requests or meeting requests depends on the calendar event payload it uses and the weights of the payloads. Calendar event payloads are set in the workload profile.


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