How to Copy an Outlook Calendar to SharePoint

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How to Copy an Outlook Calendar to SharePoint
You can share you calendars with your co-workers via SharePoint. (calendar image by Aleksey Bakaleev from Fotolia.com)

Microsoft SharePoint is an online business portal for information sharing. Its users can upload, share and exchange information with co-workers. Sharepoint calendars can easily be exported to Microsoft Outlook, but the reverse action is not as well publicised. You may want to upload your calendar to SharePoint to keep your colleagues abreast of your schedule. Copying your Outlook calendar to SharePoint is actually quite a simple process that should only take a few minutes.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft SharePoint

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Start Outlook and click "Go" then "Calendar" to open your calendar.

  2. 2

    Click "File" then "Save As..." Type a name for the calendar and save it to the desktop. The calendar will be exported as an ".ics" file.

  3. 3

    Open a new Web browser window and go to the SharePoint site.

  4. 4

    Click "Shared Documents" then "Upload." Select "Browse" and locate the calendar ".ics" file on your desktop. Click "Open."

  5. 5

    Click "OK." Right-click the ".ics" calendar in SharePoint and click "Copy Shortcut."

  6. 6

    Click "Tools" back in Outlook, then click "Account Settings."

  7. 7

    Select the "Internet Calendars" tab from the menu. Click "New."

  8. 8

    Hold "CTRL" on your keyboard and press "V." The URL of the calendar will be pasted into the box. Click "Add" to synchronise your calendar with SharePoint.

  9. 9

    Adjust the settings in the "Subscription Options" to suit your needs, then click "OK." Click "Close" to finish.

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