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SharePoint 2010 Calendar features

SharePoint 2010 introduce group of enhanced features in Calendar , here I’m trying to cover all these features.

One of the most popular feature is the Ribbon interface , where you can access most of calendar functionality easier than the need to drill down to the list.


Let us display list of feature with some screen shots

1-     Scope

This feature give us the ability of displaying the calendar in Month, Week, or Day View.


2-     Expand

If you have multiple appointment or events in specific day , and you want to display all these events instead of summery view, just you use ExpandAll or CollapseAll

3-     Calendars Overlay

The Calendars Overlay feature in SharePoint 2010 allows you to display items from one or more calendars in the same calendar view.


 Let us display an example for this feature, say you want to display exchange calendar events  here in SharePoint Calendar .

a-      Open the SharePoint calendar  –> Calendar Tools –> Calendar Overlay –>New Calendar,


b-     Fill in the :

  • Name: Give a name to this calendar
  • Type: Select Exchange
  • Outlook Web Access URL: the OWA url of your organization.
  • Exchange Web Service URL: which can be determined as follows:

If your OWA URL is https://exch.contoso.com/owa, then the Exchange web Service URL would be https://exch.contoso.com/ews/exchange.asmx

(in other words, from the OWA URL , remove the trailing “owa” and add “ews/exchange.asmx”)


c-      The result view will be as the following

4-     Manage views

You can create or update views for the calendar , also you can create new column


5-     Share & Track

Here , users can subscribe in this calendar to get notifications if any events added also, they can setup RSS feature also from the same tab


6-     Connect & Export

If you want to synchronize SharePoint calendar with outlook  calendar , just click on ” connect to Outlook”, also we can export to Excel, and to synchronize SharePoint calendar with Access

7-     Customize List

You can customize list or list forms page using SharePoint designer or InfoPath.


8-     Settings: List Settings, Permissions, and Workflow Settings


  1. zee
    April 6, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Thank you! This is really nice info!

  2. April 17, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    You have noted very interesting details! ps decent internet site.

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