For some reason, MS developers have removed the Start Time and End Time date fields from the filter choices in an Event list. In SharePoint 2003 these fields were called "Begin" and "End" and they were available for filtering, so that you could create views such as Upcoming Events, which filtered out anything that had occurred prior to "today."
A "Current Events" view is included out of the box but what makes it "Current" is mysterious; the filter appears to be blank.
To handle this I've had to create my own "Start" and "End" calculated columns in the Events list, where Start is equal to the column [Start Time] and End is equal to the column [End Time], and then filter on these. But why make me go through these steps, especially when the functionality existed before?
Luckily MOSS 2007 lets me create re-usable site columns, so I don't have to configure these fields every time I make an Events list, but still, why make me have to add two columns to an Events list every time I want to filter by date?
Please let there be a good reason for this, and not that it's just an oversight.