(1) A software
product designed to help a group of colleagues schedule meetings and other appointments. The scheduler program
allows members of a group to view each others’ calendars
so that they can choose a convenient time. Once a time has been selected
, the scheduler can automatically send out reminders through e-mail
and can even reserve resources such as conference rooms and overhead projectors.
(2) In operating systems, a scheduler is a program that coordinates the use of shared resources, such as a printer.