Publish your calendar on a WebDAV server

You can publish and share your calendars with other people by publishing calendars on a WebDAV server. This is useful if you want to share calendars and availability information, but you or the other people do not use a Microsoft Exchange Server account.

The server that you are publishing a calendar on must support the World Wide Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) protocol. Not all Web servers support WebDAV. Your server administrator or Internet service provider (ISP) can tell you if WebDAV is supported on the server that you want to use.

Note:  To publish a calendar, you must know the Web address of the WebDAV server – for example, http://server.domain.com/calendars.

For more information about sharing your calendar, see Share an Outlook calendar with other people.

Publish a calendar on a WebDAV server

  1. In Calendar, in the Navigation Pane, right-click the calendar that you want to share.

  2. On the Home tab, in the Share group, click Publish Online, and then click Publish to WebDAV Server.

  3. In the Location box, type the location of the Web server and folder.

  4. Next to Time Span, select the number of days for which you want to share your calendar.

  5. Next to Detail, click the arrow and choose the amount of detail to share. If you want, select the Show time within my working hours only check box to restrict shared details to your specified working hours in Outlook.

    Calendar details

    By default, this calendar is periodically updated. To change the update settings, click Advanced. To upload this calendar, but never provide updates, click Advanced, and then select Single Upload: Updates will not be uploaded.

Note:  You also use this procedure if you want to make changes to your published calendar later.

Notify others of your shared calendar

  1. In Calendar, in the Navigation Pane, right-click the calendar that you have published on a WebDAV server and want to share with other people.

  2. On the Home tab, in the Share group, click Publish Online, and then click Share Published Calendar.

  3. In the To box of the sharing invitation e-mail message, enter the recipient names.

  4. In the message body, include any content that you want.

  5. When you are ready to send the sharing message, click Send. A link to your published calendar is automatically added when you send the message.

Publish a calendar on a WebDAV server

  1. In Calendar, in the Navigation Pane, right-click the calendar that you want to share.

  2. On the shortcut menu, point to Publish to Internet, and then click Publish to WebDAV Server.

  3. In the Location box, type the location of the Web server and folder.

  4. Next to Time Span, select the number of days for which you want to share your calendar.

  5. Next to Detail, click the arrow and choose the amount of detail to share. If you want, select the Show time within my working hours only check box to restrict shared details to your specified working hours in Office Outlook 2007.

    Calendar details

    By default, this calendar will be periodically updated. Changes to the calendar are published on Office Online during the next manual or automatic send/receive. By default, there is a 30 minute interval between each send/receive for each Send/Receive group. If you change the automatic send/receive interval to less than 20 minutes, calendar updates to Office Online are sent at a minimum 20 minute interval.

    To upload this calendar and then never provide updates, click Advanced, and then click Single Upload: Updates will not be uploaded.

  6. Click OK.

After sharing a calendar, the calendar icon in the Navigation Pane changes as shown below.

Shared calendar

Make changes to your calendar shared on a Web server

  1. In Calendar, in the Navigation Pane, right-click the shared calendar that you want to make changes in.

  2. On the shortcut menu, point to Publish to Internet, and then click Publish to WebDAV Server.

  3. Next to Time Span, select the number of days for which you want to share your calendar.

  4. Next to Detail, click the arrow and choose the amount of detail to share. If you want, select the Show time within my working hours only check box to restrict shared details to your specified working hours in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

    Calendar details

    By default, this calendar will be periodically updated. Changes to the calendar are published on Office Online during the next manual or automatic send/receive. By default, there is a 30 minute interval between each send/receive for each Send/Receive group. If you change the automatic send/receive interval to less than 20 minutes, calendar updates to Office Online are sent at a minimum 20 minute interval.

    To upload this calendar and then never provide updates, click Advanced, and then click Single Upload: Updates will not be uploaded.

  5. Click OK.

Notify others of your shared calendar

  1. In Calendar, in the Navigation Pane, right-click the calendar that you have shared on a WebDAV server and want to invite other people to view or subscribe to.

  2. On the shortcut menu, point to Publish to Internet, and then click Share Published Calendar.

  3. In the To box of the sharing invitation e-mail message, enter the recipient names.

  4. In the message body, include any content that you want.

    A link to your published calendar is automatically added when you send the message.

  5. When you are ready to send the sharing message, click Send.

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