Microsoft has updated Outlook web with an ability to integrate users personal Outlook.com or Google Calendar accounts to an Outlook work account for a better view of availability while scheduling work appointments. File picture: IANS
Microsoft has updated Outlook web with an ability to integrate users personal Outlook.com or Google Calendar accounts to an Outlook work account for a better view of availability while scheduling work appointments. File picture: IANS

Microsoft adds Google Calendar to Outlook web

By IANS Time of article published Jul 15, 2020

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Microsoft has updated Outlook web with an ability to integrate users personal Outlook.com or Google Calendar accounts to an Outlook work account for a better view of availability while scheduling work appointments.

The new feature is rolling out to all Microsoft 365 users with a work account, but there's no news on when Outlook.com users will be able to add Gmail and Google Calendar accounts.

"Now when you add a personal calendar to Outlook on the web, the times for those events will be shown as busy (with no details or information) when someone wants to schedule a meeting with you using the Scheduling Assistant in Outlook, and you can also see your personal calendar side by side to your work one or in one view," the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

Outlook for Android has also gained a one-tap join option for third-party video calling tools Zoom and Webex.

"Outlook and Teams already work great together, but we understand some people receive meeting invitations for meetings using other online meeting services," the company said.

In addition, the Outlook Web App now let users schedule when emails are delivered and get suggested replies to emails in Outlook on the web and Outlook mobile. 

Microsoft has announced a big set of new and updated experiences across various Outlook versions related to time management.

“You need ways to manage your time in a way that evolves as the world is changing,” Microsoft’s Gideon Bibliowicz explains. “We recognize that and are working to do so across Microsoft 365 whether in Outlook, Teams, To Do, MyAnalytics and other apps. We hope this first set of new and updated experiences will help you get back more control of your day, spend less time preparing for meetings, protect your personal time, and organize your calendar to stay balanced.”

--IANS

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