In this article we will see how to export Calendars in Windows Live Hotmail which can be later imported as required in other applications. I will also touch upon how to subscribe to, or import calendars.
Sign-in to Hotmail Calendar (You can sign-in to Hotmail and from there you can access Calendar or directly sign-in to it). Here, click on ‘Share’ and select the Calendar you want to export.
And if its not yet shared, select ‘Share this calendar’ and then select the ‘Send people a view-only link to your calendar’ check box and click on ‘Get your calendar links’.
Click OK on the ‘Sharing Confirmation’ dialog box .
Now the page will refresh with clickable links appearing. Click on the ‘ICS: Import into another calendar application’ link – or whichever your requirement is, as it also provides HTML or RSS options apart from the ICS option.
You will see a ICS link box with the required URL. Copy it. Paste it into URL box of the browser and replace “webcal://” in the beginning of the URL with “http://” from the link before running the URL
Now the browser will download your Calendar’s ICS as a .ics file which can then be sent to others who can import it into other supported applications like Gmail or Outlook.
If you want to add a calendar in Windows Live Hotmail, Click on Subscribe. There are two ways to do it:
- You can import a calendar that doesn’t update automatically. This is known as an ICS file. The ICS file format, a standard data exchange format that allows you to share information between different calendar programs.
- You can subscribe to a calendar online and receive automatic updates.
Hope it helps!