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Outlook 2007 Tip: How to View Google Calendar inside Outlook 2007

by Shivaranjan on October 23, 2007

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outlook_icon I am a diehard user of Microsoft Outlook and I depend a lot on Outlook for the various functionalities this piece of software offers. I also happen to use Google calendar a lot along with the calendar function of Outlook so it makes lot of sense for me to keep a track on Google calendar along with my default Outlook calendar. I was using this feature for quite sometime and today decided to share with all of you as recently I got some e-mails from my readers on this topic.

How to View your Google Calendar inside Outlook 2007

1. Login to your Google calendar account. Now go to Settings > Calendars

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2. Now click on the calendar that you wish to see in Outlook 2007. In the bottom of the screen you should see a menu called “Private Address”, click on the button called “ICAL”.

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3. Now you should see a window that would be showing your private Google calendar URL make a note of this URL and keep it handy. (Never disclose this URL to anybody)

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4. Open Microsoft Outlook, go to Tools > Account Settings

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5. In Account Settings window now select the Internet Calendars tab. Now select the New button and proceed by adding the URL that you noted down in step 3.

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6. Once the Google calendar ICAL URL is added you would be presented with a window where you can fill out your subscription options. Give relevant name and description to the calendar.

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7. Now to go to Outlook’s calendar view via Go > Calendar or you can press Ctrl+2

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8. Now select the Google Calendar that you added by selecting the check box against it under Other Calendars.

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9. That is it now you would be able to view your Google calendar within your Outlook.

Bonus Tip: You can also view your default Outlook calendar and Google calendar side by side by selecting both the calendars in Outlook calendar view.

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This is how I keep track of my Google calendar with Microsoft Outlook.

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