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Today, we're releasing a new, modern calendar experience for Outlook.com. The Outlook.com calendar has been entirely redesigned with a modern, intuitive interface that puts you in control of your schedule. Our calendar service is faster than ever, helps you focus on the events and appointments and tasks you've added, and lets you take your calendar with you on any device. The new Outlook.com calendar is rolling out now and will be available around the world this week at https://calendar.live.com/.
The new, modern design of Outlook.com, along with many of Microsoft's other products, optimizes "content over chrome," which, in the case of calendar, means your events and appointments are the primary focus.
We also made navigating and getting info into your calendar faster than ever. You can add or edit events with a single click, enter an event by simply dragging your mouse across the time or date range you need, add tasks without opening a new page, and jump to a particular day simply by clicking the date.
Another key part of our design philosophy is to ensure that you have a consistent experience that adds up to more than just the individual parts. You'll see this in how the new Calendar fits naturally into the same family with your inbox, address book and SkyDrive:
Of course today's calendar isn't about the web alone--it has to work amazingly well across your mobile devices. Outlook.com uses Exchange ActiveSync to sync your mail, calendar, and address book on your smartphone, tablet, in the new Outlook 2013 and with the Mail, Calendar and People apps on your new PC or tablet running Windows 8. You can also use the Outlook connector to integrate your calendar with previous versions of the Outlook desktop software. Connecting your calendar to your mobile device is easy.
You can connect your Microsoft account to services like Skype, LinkedIn, and Facebook to see your friends' birthdays added to the calendar automatically from those services. Your calendar also shows you up-to-date weather forecasts for many regions, and holidays for a growing list of regions. You can also import calendars (.ics files) or subscribe to public calendars from other services. iCalShare gives you thousands of holiday, sports, and other calendars that you can subscribe to with just a click. Or, try exporting a Google calendar, and then import it into your Outlook.com Calendar by clicking the Import link in the header.
We prioritize your privacy and so of course, your calendar is private by default. But we set out to make it as easy as possible to share your calendar with others. All you have to do is click the "Share" menu in the header. When you share a calendar, other people can access the calendar, but as the owner, you determine who can edit and add events. You can set it up in just a few clicks.
You can either privately share the calendar with specific people (by entering their email address) or you can click "Get a link" and then email or post that link anywhere you want. You can also subscribe to change notifications on a shared calendar. So if one parent adds or changes an event--a family dinner, soccer game, doctor's appointment, date night--you can make sure the whole family gets notified by email. And, you can have as many shared calendars as you like.
Whether you're already using Outlook.com for your email or you're just looking for a new, modern calendar, you can get started with any email address at Outlook.com Calendar as soon as your account is upgraded.
We look forward to hearing what you think.
--David Dennis, Principal Program Manager Lead, Outlook.com Calendar
All these changes are most welcome, but I don't understand why stuff can't be RIGHT! right out the gate.
My BIGGEST problem with the MS online calendar and the various other calendar apps is the fact that the theme colors DOES NOT SYNC across all platforms. This is becoming VERY confusing.
I hope this is fix soon.
@Nathan This is my biggest problem with these guys and their products, there is no consistency across all their services
I too really hope they fix this issue soon.
Color categories at Outlook.com? That's all I'm asking for. I mean it's worked in Outlook for the longest time... And support for Tasks which I is currently supported.
Looks nice, but how could I schedule a meeting and ivite other people to attend? I dont see it in the new version. Thanks
Pardon this comment... I already got it! Sorry for disturbing...
Not impressed with this update at all. Being able to print a schedule from the calendar with all details was a very important use for us. This has now been removed. Even printing is a real pain in the neck. The thumbnail view of the current month has been removed. This means you now cave to click on a menu just to see what a week next Thursdays date is, & there is no key to show what your calendar colours mean. This results in other people who use the calendar having to click on another menu to see the key.
Oooooh it looks really nice. Big chuffing deal! They've stripped out useful & essential features. If I can find anyway to export my calendars we will be switching to Google Calendar as this has the useful & important features the Microsoft have just thrown out.
Didn't I get the new outlook.com calendar yet look because I got the swedish version of Outlook.com?
I like it but i will only consider quit gmail for outlook.com when you bring an rss reader webapp to the "game" ;)
finally, at last!! thank you!
You do't have to export. All of your Outlook Calendars can be viewed in Google Calendar (or anywhere else for that matter). Just hit the sharing link and copy the ICS link into Google Calendar.
Go to Settings->Options, click on the calendar in question and you'll see the option to change the colour.
"We look forward to hearing what you think."
Really? You published this 2 days ago. There are 45 comments at the time of writing and you haven't responded to any of them! Doesn't really support your assertion that you want to hear our feedback.