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Windows Live Calendar Rolling Out

Windows Live Calendar, which has been developing in secret for at least two years now, is finally rolling out, with everyone seemingly getting it, just in stages. I don’t have it yet on any of my accounts, but someone at LiveSide has access, and posted screenshots and some thoughts. When I have access, I’ll do a nice review, but until then, here are the things you need to know:

  • The interface is clean, very clean. It’s great, but some users will want to skin it.
  • You can have multiple calendars, and color them differently.
  • You can get reminders for events, with different types of reminders for each calendar. Reminders can be customized and even sent through Live Alerts.
  • You can share access and editing of the calendar.
  • XML and ICS feeds for calendars.
  • ICS importing, including from Outlook and Google Calendar.
  • No syncing of private calendars, just shared ones, so you can’t sync your desktop Outlook with Live Calendar to access on the go.
  • No interaction with MSN Calendar, no importing or easy way to switch/upgrade.

November 5th, 2007 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Live, Hotmail, Windows | no comments

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