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Publishing a Windows Vista Calendar to the Server

One of the pleasant surprises in Windows Vista was a new program called Windows Calendar. It’s not as powerful as Outlook’s Calendar feature, but it does all the basic jobs that a calendar should: You can create appointments (one-time and recurring), set up all-day events, schedule tasks, apply reminders to appointments and tasks, and view appointments by day, week, or month. For our purposes, Windows Calendar even does something that Outlook’s Calendar can’t: It can publish a calendar to a network share. (With Outlook, you need to be on a Microsoft Exchange network to do this.) You can set things up so that the published calendar is updated automatically, so the remote calendar always has current data. Your family members can then subscribe to the calendar to see your appointments (and, optionally, your notes, reminders, and tasks).

This means that you can create a new shared folder—called, say, Calendars—and publish your calendar to that folder. After you’ve done that, start Windows Calendar using any of the following methods:


  

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