How-to: Put SharePoint calendars into Outlook

 Sep 26, 2016

A SharePoint calendar is a convenient way for all members to add, update and maintain a single record of dates. If you have a team with deadlines, deliverable due dates and events you need to keep track of it can be beneficial to track multiple calendars within the Outlook client.

You can bring down SharePoint 2010 calendar information into Outlook and look at the contents of that calendar beside your own.

Open the SharePoint calendar in your Web browser:

  1. In the Calendar Tools Ribbon, click the Calendar tab and then click Connect to Outlook from within the Actions subgroup.

  2. You'll get an Internet Explorer security warning. Click Allow to let the process work.

  3. Outlook will then open, and present a dialog box asking you if you are sure that you want to open that SharePoint calendar within Outlook. Click Yes here to accept the default configuration, or you can click the Advanced button to customise the name the calendar will take in Outlook as well as its description.

  4. Outlook will display the SharePoint calendar in the left pane under the Other Calendars heading. Click the check box to make sure it is displayed.

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