Windows Live Calendar–are you using it?

A lot of people are using web mail, e.g. Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo but most of us are not using the calendar that is associated with web mail.  Calendar is a great time management tool that can improve our productivity and ability to meet goals.  Let me use Windows Live Calendar to illustrate how powerful web calendar can be.

Add an event

We can add all our upcoming events to our Live calendar.

  • Click New and then select Event.

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  • Add event details

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  • Click Save button.

Invite Others

When we add an event, we can also invite other people.  Click Add more details link in the event details dialogue.

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Click Invite people button, then we can select people that we want to invite.

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    Add a new calendar

    We may want to add events to different calendars.  I have 2, one for personal event and another one for my business (ALG Consultings). 

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If I want to add a new one, then just click the Add a new calendar hyperlink.

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Fill in the details and click Save button.  We can create as many calendar as we need; one of my clients created one calendar for each massage therapists for booking purpose.

Share our calendar

Click the Share link on top of the calendar.

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We have a lot of options on how to share the calendar, we can:

  • Make it public
  • Send a view only to people that we select and
  • also decide if they can add, edit or just view events or to-dos.

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Click Save button.

On the road

We can sync our Live calendar to our phone or see our calendar from the web browser.

To-do list

Live Calendar also has a To-do list; I find it is extremely useful for myself to remind what I should do.

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To add a new To-do item is very simple, click New, and then select To-do.

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Fill the details and then click Save button.

Weather

It even tells us local weather.

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Conclusion

Live Calendar is a very handy but yet powerful tool to increase our productivity and customer satisfaction.  Don’t miss it if you are using Hotmail.

Andrew Chan is the owner and founder of ALG Inc.

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About Andrew Chan
Andrew Chan is an Business Consultant who gives you accurate, consistent and timely information so that you can make better and faster decisions. He is an Associate of Society of Actuaries with over 20 years of IT experience. Apart from strong analytical skills and proven technical background, he was also a former system director at Manulife who had extensive project management experience. If you are looking for someone to gather, consolidate, validate, visualize and analyze data, look no further! Andrew can provide the most cost effective business analytics solution so that you can explore, optimize, predict and visualize your business. Don’t guess on any decision, no matter it is finance, operation, marketing or sales! Always ask for evidence!

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