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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
Is it possible to import a calendar (through .ics import). Is it also possible to sync Outlook Calendar with Google Calendar?
Is it possible to sync Outlook Calendar with Google Calendar?
Office 2013 and especially Outlook 2013 is useless with Google account, you can't get proper sync working at all. I was trying to "downgrade" my whole office to 2010, because it works, but of course MS wants more money of it.
When I purchased office 2013 I thought that MS learnt their lesson from Vista, but no, office 2013 is very low quality software and change to 2010 not possible. Then they wonder, why people are not buying new software. What a fantastic company.
In our office I will be the last one who is buying these POSs
what happened to the ability to publically share a calendar and being able to embed it using an iframe into a website? I'm quite sure that many users were using this functionality for smaller sportclubs or alike. However with the change to the new Outlook design, this functionality was removed. Any Workaround or alternative solution available? I still can't believe that Microsoft is leaving this area as an opportunity for Google where such functionality is still available.
Why doesn't NEW IMPORT SHARE show up in the ribbon, it hides behind it.
My Outlook 2013 does not sync to outlook.com calendar. I have copied new calendars 10 times. Any place to get actual instruction on sync these?
I just spent an hour with my calendar. It's not "fresh". It's annoying. It's not "intuitive." It's difficult to use. There's no personalization available at all. I get to pick colors for events, but not for the calendar itself? It just stays purple? Why can't I print? That was THE most useful function, and it's gone. Also, everything is really, really big. Doesn't make sense to make the calendar squares huge. It doesn't need to be big...just legible. Big squares and tiny writing - what's the point? You don't have IMAP yet, so syncing isn't possible for me. This calendar is pretty useless to me. Sounds like a downgrade to me. I miss Hotmail more and more each day. Probably why I'm spending more time with Gmail.
'Just wanted to add my concurrence with the comments below about not being able to print calendars. That was, for me, a very useful feature, and I don't understand why Microsoft chose to delete it.
When you setup your account in 2013, pick the manual setup, and just make sure to pick the "outlook.com or exchange active sync", choice. Enter your info, and tell it to sync the contacts and calendar. It works very well.
For 2010 you had to use a little plugin to sync it. 2013 will do it automatically, but you want to make sure that you're setting it up as an EAS account (like a business would).
Yes and no. Google pulled the support not long ago. They decided only paying customers could sync their google calendar to many things now, through imap. Some large businesses and universities still have support, but there is no option for the average person. There are workarounds, though, but you'll need to look them up as I just went ahead and swapped to outlook.com as soon as google stopped their imap sync support.
David - This is crazy! People need to print for a variety of reasons. To take away this functionality diminishes the usefulness of your product. I am a Mom to two gradeschool age children. They do not have email accounts or thier own devices and will not have these things for many years. I keep all of thier assignments, activities, appointments, etc in my calendar and I share it with my husband. I print out the calendar for the kids to see what is coming up. If I can't print my outlook.com calendar in an easy to read and eye pleasing way, then I will have to duplicate it in another form for my kids to see. That is a lot of extra work for me. And frankly I do not have the time.
I have been a loyal and valued Microsoft PC, Windows Phone, Surface, even the Zune customer for years. I'm the customer you want to keep happy. The decision to remove printing from the calendar feature makes me believe that Microsoft really doesn't have a good understanding of who thier customers are. I am sitting here shaking my head thinking that if I have to recreate a hard copy of my calendar that I should just give up on Microsoft. I don't want to. But if Microsoft can't fix this quickly, I just might have to.
This is a crazy decision, David. Even for those of us who do use mobile devices "access and sync their calendars on the go", it is still incredibly useful to be able to print calendars in order to plan and see events offline, reconcile different calendars. Why remove such a useful feature?