Calendar settings in Outlook on the web

Your calendar is integrated with Mail, People, and other features of Outlook on the web. Use Settings to change the default appearance and other settings for your calendar.

Go to Calendar settings

  1. In Outlook on the web, select the Calendar icon Calendar .

  2. At the top of the page, select Settings Settings to open the Settings pane. In the Settings pane, you can change the time zone, date format, time format, and first day of the week.

  3. If you want to change a different settings, use the search bar to quickly find what you need, or select View all Outlook settings.

Use Personalization settings to customize your calendar's appearance.

Setting

Description

Show the first day of the week as

The day you select here will appear as the first day of the week in Week view.

Show hours in

Set the increments in which the calendar shows time. Use the option buttons to choose 15-minute increments or 30-minute increments.

Show work week as

Select the days to display when you choose the Work Week view in the calendar.

Working hours

Nonworking hours appear in a darker color than the rest of your calendar. When you're using the Scheduling Assistant, the work times of each attendee are considered in the suggested meeting times.

Show week numbers

Select this to show the number of the week when you view the calendar in Month view.

Start the first week of the year on

If you have Show week numbers in Month view turned on, you can choose where to start the numbering: the first day of the year, the first four-day week, or the first full week.

Turn on the birthday calendar

Select this to add a calendar that shows your contacts' birthdays.

Use Events and invitations to control defaults when events are created and how meeting invitations, responses, and notifications are handled.

Setting

Description

Default reminder

Use this setting to set how far in advance of an event you want the default reminder to appear.

Delete invitations and responses that have been updated

Select this check box to automatically remove out-of-date meeting requests and responses from your Inbox. The calendar item will remain on the calendar.

Delete notifications about forwarded events

Select this check box to automatically put event forward notifications in the Deleted Items folder. By default, you'll receive these notifications when an event you organized is forwarded to a new recipient by one of the event attendees. Selecting this option doesn't affect the processing of event request responses.

Use Weather to customize your weather experience. The ability to change a weather location is not yet available in the new Outlook on the web.

Setting

Description

Show weather

Select either the Show weather or Hide weather option.

Choose temperature scale

Select either Fahrenheit or Celsius as the temperature scale to use.

Choose a location to display

Choose a location to display on your calendar. You can add up to five locations.

Use the Events from email settings to control how events are added from email to your calendar.

Setting

Description

Automatically add events to my calendar from email

Select this check box to automatically add events detected in email to your calendar.

Mark events as private so only I can see them

Select this check box to automatically mark events as private.

Add these events to my calendar from email

Select the check box for each event type that you want added from email to your calendar.

Use Shared calendars to share a calendar with specific people, publish a calendar for anyone with a link to see, and manage shared calendars.

Setting

Description

Share a calendar

Select the calendar you want to share.

Publish a calendar

Select the calendar you want to publish and choose much detail you want to share.

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