Microsoft’s inclusion of Calendar feature in Vista was a great treat to busy or timed folks who were using third-party applications to schedule their appointments and tasks. Most of the Vista users are not aware of all the features of Windows Calendar.
To get the most out of Windows Calendar, all you have to do is just type Calendar in Vista’s Start menu search box and hit enter. If this is your very first interaction with Windows Calendar, you will be surprised with its simplicity and the usability, like any other Microsoft program, came out in recent years. I would also like to clarify that Windows Calendar feature is available in all editions of Windows Vista and is not limited to higher editions.
Let’s start with some basic features of Windows Calendar. New appointment or tasks can be added by clicking New Appointment or New Task on the top tools bar. By default, Windows displays the calendar for the present day, but it can be changed to Work Week, Week and Month view by selecting appropriate view option from the View tab. Work Week view option displays the Calendar for last and next two days with the present day, making you schedule a task quickly.
Windows Calendar offers subscribe feature using which you can subscribe to any online calendars that have been created by others. Also note that Windows Calendar is compatible with the popular iCalendar format, which means that you can easily import and export calendar information to and from other applications and websites.
One can create any number of additional calendars by clicking New Calendar option from the File menu. If you have created additional calendars, you can keep a tab on them by creating and assigning the calendars to groups, click New group option from the File menu before entering the group name.
One more handy feature is that any calendar can be published and shared among your friends and group members by publishing the calendar online or to a network location. You can also send any calendar to your friends or family members by using Send via E-mail option.
Overall it’s really a great program which makes you schedule your appointments and tasks easily within Windows without the need for professional software. As I said earlier, you need to open the application, to know how simple it is using a calendar program.
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