IN THIS CHAPTER
Learning about the Outlook Calendar
Working with Calendar views
Creating one-time and recurring appointments
Searching your calendar
Sharing your calendar
Subscribing to Internet calendars
Using Calendar options
A calendar is something you hang on the wall, right? It has a page for each month and a picture of a puppy, lighthouse, or famous painting. If that's what you think, then you haven't used the Outlook Calendar! Outlook provides a sophisticated calendar that helps you manage your time efficiently. It can even do things such as remind you of an upcoming appointment, help you set up meetings, and let you share your calendar with others.
At its heart, the Outlook Calendar stores and displays appointments. An appointment is just what it sounds like—a scheduled event with a title and a time/date specified for the beginning and end of the appointment. Outlook distinguishes between two types of appointments:
A regular appointment has a specific start time and stop time. They are usually on the same day but do not have to be.
An all-day event does not have specific start and stop times but rather takes up all of one or more days.
Scheduling appointments may not sound so special, and in fact it's ...