Windows Live Calendar Beta update

The Windows Live Calendar Team rolled out an update to the Windows Live Calendar Beta. Give Windows Live Calendar beta a try by clicking the calendar tab in your Hotmail account or by going directly to http://calendar.live.com if you haven’t done so already. New coolness delivered in this update includes: Birthday Calendars that automatically create events […]

The Windows Live Calendar Team rolled out an update to the Windows Live Calendar Beta. Give Windows Live Calendar beta a try by clicking the calendar tab in your Hotmail account or by going directly to http://calendar.live.com if you haven’t done so already. New coolness delivered in this update includes:

  1. Birthday Calendars that automatically create events and reminders for your contacts’ birthdays. (Make sure to add birthdays to your contacts. Add the birthday to your own profile, too: http://spaces.live.com/profile.aspx?action=edit&mode=activecontacts. That way others who subscribe to your contact update will get a reminder about your own birthday!)
  2. iCal Subscriptions that allow you to show calendars that update automatically from around the web. (This will be up and running very shortly!)
  3. Holiday Calendars that are automatically added to your account depending on what country you’re in. Many more are coming, but in this update, there are holidays for: China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, India, Russia, France, the United States, Spain, German and the United Kingdom
  4. A number of user interface changes including the ability to right click on calendars in the calendar list and to reorder that list
  5. Improvements to accessibility functionality, including better tabbing and F6 key support
  6. Additional print views that allow you to print from the day, week and month views
  7. The ability to directly connect to the Windows Live Calendar beta via the calendar tab in Windows Live Hotmail
  8. Print Views: You are now able to print from the day, week, and month views. I prefer printing from the Month view myself. You can also print your Agenda as well. I am noticing I am using the Agenda tab quite often these days.