Just got the update in my inbox, Windows Live Calendar will be coming soon and the Windows Live Team would like you to start preparing for the transition.
Windows Live Calendar
Dear Calendar Customer,
You spoke and we listened! We took valuable feedback from customers like you and made the next generation of our online calendar even better, which some of you have already been using in its beta form. Windows Live™ Calendar is an easy-to-use online calendar that helps you keep in sync with the people and events you care about. Now out of beta, it has a new look and some improved features:
- Calendar sharing and to-do lists: Coordinate easily with family and friends by setting up shared calendars and to-do lists.
- Public calendar subscription: View automatic updates on your calendar when information from your public calendars changes. Subscribe to a concert, weather, sports, or other public calendar1?. Windows Live Calendar will sync changes from that calendar to your calendar list.
So what do you need to start preparing for the move?
Please prepare for the move.
In preparation for the move, we’ll need your help with one item. You may have added attachments (such as presentations, documents, and spreadsheets) to your calendar through Microsoft Outlook Connector or the MSN® Premium client; if you did, any attachments you added will not be copied to your new calendar.
Original calendar will be retired.
When we finish moving all your original calendar information to Windows Live Calendar, the original calendar will officially retire so we can focus on delivering a more feature rich Windows Live Calendar to you. Once your information has been moved, you will need to ‘re-share’ your calendars with your family and friends in Windows Live Calendar.
Shared Windows Live Calendar in Microsoft Outlook
I have been playing with with Windows Live Calendar a bit last week, and looks really robust, the tight integration with Microsoft Outlook should help users become easily familiarized with the service. All you need to install is the Office Outlook Connector which is a part of the Windows Live Essentials Suite.