About Sumatra and this Application.
- Uses read-only permission1 to obtain calendar data from your Microsoft Office 365 account2.
- Segments the data into two views -- historic (the past 30 days), and future (the upcoming 15 days)3.
- Bases its analysis on the total TIME (also called duration) spent in appointments and meetings (with others), or in some cases the "working time"4.
- Uses the attendee list to determine if you are the organizer, how many people attend, and if its an internal-only meeting.
- Tracks video use based on URLs in the event's location and notes body.
- Uses Microsoft's Machine Learning API to extract terms from the event's Subject line
- Aggregates data on our servers (hosted in Microsoft Azure), then sends the data to the client browser for further processing and rendering.
- Displays data in tabular form and charts using D3.js charting API.
- Can access your delegate3 account and analyze their calendar.
- Computes time you allocate for focused work.
- Allows you to export the data to Microsoft Excel.
Sumatra Focus IndexWe developed a conceptm, Sumatra Focus Index, to represent how much unscheduled time you allocate in your day. The Focus Index values range from 0 to 100, where a Focus Index values represent:
- Under 5: Little or no free time in your work day. Perhaps used for Meeting/Call Prep Block (<10 min)
- Between 5 and 10: Block Time for Email or Callbacks (10-30 min)
- Between 10 and 25: Block Time to Work on a Memo or Proposal (30-60 min)
- Between 25 and 50: Allocate Time to Focus (1-2 hrs)
- Above 50: Allocate Time for Creative Thinking (2+ hrs)
Sumatra Development has over 20 years of Microsoft Exchange Calendaring expertise. Visit our website or our Blog to learn more.
- 1 For this BETA version we have set READ-WRITE permissions to the calendar. We will change it to read-only after the beta test.
- 2 At this point the Microsoft APIs we use to read the calendar do not work for on-prem version of Exchange.)
- 3You can change this under the advanced settings
- 4A delegate is someone you allow to manage your mail, calendar, etc. For you to use this feature, someone must grant YOU delegate access permission. See Microsoft's how to setup a delegate doc.