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by Jenefey AaronUpdated on 2019-07-25 / Update for iCloud Tips
Believe it or not, the advancement of technology might be as much about politics as it is about breaking the limit of what's possible with the available tools. One example is the interconnectivity. Big companies are preaching about moving everything to the cloud and using our devices as tools to access the data. It means that one platform should be able to sync seamlessly to another.
Outlook Calendar For Macbook
And yet, even with all these evolution and progress, many people still can't believe that Microsoft still hold back and doesn't allow it's Mac version of flagship calendar application - Outlook - to sync with Apple's iCloud Calendar on the Mac. While on the other hand, users can sync their iCloud Calendar with Outlook on their PC, which is practically the same thing.
Step 1 Click the Calendar icon from the dock to open the Calendar application on your Mac's desktop and then open the 'Calendar' menu. Step 2 Select 'Preferences' from the drop-down list and click. To open a shared calendar in Outlook for Mac, the user must grant you permissions of Reviewer or higher. Or, you can view the user's Free/Busy information by creating a new meeting request and then adding that user in the Scheduling Assistant. For more information, see User with Free/Busy permission can't open another calendar in Outlook for Mac. Outlook puts you in control of your privacy. We help you take charge with easy-to-use tools and clear choices. We’re transparent about data collection and use so you can make informed decisions. We don’t use your email, calendar, or other personal content to target ads to you. When we collect. Expand your Outlook. We've developed a suite of premium Outlook features for people with advanced email and calendar needs. A Microsoft 365 subscription offers an ad-free interface, custom domains, enhanced security options, the full desktop version of Office, and 1 TB of cloud storage. The Teams Meeting button will only appear in Outlook for Mac ribbon if below conditions are true: 1) Outlook is running Production build 16.20 and later. 2) Calendar is upgraded to REST calendar sync.
Everybody screams for Microsoft to add the feature, but for one or the other reasons that we don't know, the MS Office maker still refuses to do so.
There are lots of people who work with both Mac and Windows and it will be an inconvenience if you need to do everything in your calendar twice - one in the Mac's iCloud Calendar, and one more time in Windows' Outlook, just because Microsoft doesn't want to allow Outlook for Mac to support iCloud Calendar. If you are both the users of Mac iCloud Calendar and MS Outlook, there's no way to sync the two together.Or is it?
The Non-Elegant Way
First, we need to accept that there is no elegant way to enable the sync between iCloud Calendar with Outlook for Mac. There are, however, non-elegant alternatives.
The root problem with this non-compatibility issue is that Outlook for Mac doesn't support Apple iCloud calendar (CalDAV) and contact (CardDAV) synchronization. To fix the problem, we need to overcome the limitation.
Hosting Your Own CalDav and CardDAV Server
One solution is hosting your own CalDAV and CardDAV server using the free package Baïkal Server, but this requires some expertise and unfortunately, there's no easy way available yet.
Using Google Calendar
The easier, non-techie way is to use third-party calendar service as an intermediary between Outlook for Mac and iCloud Calendar. One obvious choice is Google Calendar. You would want to sync both your Outlook for Mac and iCloud Calendar to Google Calendar to make all data available on both end.
Or to simplify the process, you can totally ditch both Outlook for Mac and iCloud Calendar and totally move to Google Calendar.
Using Windows Outlook
If you have access to a Windows computer, you can sync the iCloud Calendar data to the Windows version of Outlook, and sync the data between Outlook for Windows and Outlook for Mac.
Care for Your iPhone on Mac
Messing with your Calendar data comes with the risk of losing it, and it's not fun losing data that you've build across a long time. So you need to protect the data at all cost. One app that can help you with the task is iCareFone for Mac.
Tenorshare iCareFone for Mac (iPhone Care Pro for Mac) takes a one-click approach to protect, repair, clean, optimize and eventually speed up your iPhone, iPad and iPod. It can help you solve all iOS update/jailbreak stuck easily and let your iPhone/iPad/iPod perform the best.
Calendar User Guide
Outlook Calendar Format
To share or back up a calendar that’s in the On My Mac section of the calendar list, you can export the calendar’s events, then import them into another calendar or to another computer.
If you use a calendar account, such as iCloud or Exchange, you don’t need to export and import its calendars to back them up or have them appear on your other devices. The account calendars are stored on the calendar service provider’s servers, and are automatically updated on all your devices set up for the same calendar account.
Export a calendar’s events
In the Calendar app on your Mac, click the calendar’s name in the calendar list.
If you don’t see the calendar list on the left, choose View > Show Calendar List.
Choose File > Export > Export.
Choose a location, then click Export.
The events are exported to a calendar (.ics) file.
Microsoft Outlook Calendar Instructions
Export all calendars
In the Calendar app on your Mac, choose File > Export > Calendar Archive.
Choose a location, then click Save.
Import events into a calendar
In the Calendar app on your Mac, if needed, create a new calendar for the events.
Choose File > Import.
Select the file with the events, then click Import.
Choose the calendar to add the events to.
You can also drag a file with events to Calendar. The events are added to the calendar selected in the calendar list.
Import calendars from an archive file
WARNING: Importing an archive file replaces all of your current calendar information.
In the Calendar app on your Mac, choose File > Import.
Select the archive file, then click Import.
To merge an entire calendar with another, export the calendar, import it into another calendar, then delete the old calendar.