Yahoo! begun rolling out two new features to its users across the globe that make using the Yahoo! Calendar an easier and more seamless part of the Yahoo! Mail experience.
Yahoo! Calendar as a tab in Yahoo! Mail:
Yahoo Calendar is now a permanent tab within Yahoo! Mail. So, as soon as "you login to your Yahoo! Mail account, you will see a 'Calendar' tab right next to the 'Contacts' tab," Yahoo said.
This tab will remain there even as you navigate around to other tabs within Yahoo! Mail. Once, you're inside the 'Calendar' tab, you'll be able to search for events/tasks on your calendar.
"Previously, users who want to access the Calendar -- had to click on the Calendar link under the "Applications" section in the left panel. The Calendar would then open in a new browser window/tab."
Additionally, you will be able to access 'Calendar Options' under the 'Options' menu in the header. Options include the ability to share a calendar (like with your spouse to make it easier to align busy family schedules!) or import holiday calendars from around the world.
Sending RSVP response for Calendar invites from within Yahoo! Mail:
Now, when you receive a calendar invite from your friends, you can easily respond to the event organizer with 'Attending'/'Not Attending'/'Maybe', add comments and have the event added to your own Yahoo! Calendar.
You can also quickly check your availability by navigating to the day's calendar through the 'Check Availability' button. When you respond, you can also set a reminder for yourself so that you don't miss out on fun events like 'Make your own pizza party'.
If you open an invitation that has already been updated or cancelled, you'll see an indicator telling you that 'This event is out of date' or 'This event has been cancelled'.
"Best part is the invitation feature works for calendar invites sent by organizers using any calendar client like Google Calendar, Outlook, iCal, Windows Live Calendar, Thunderbird and of course Yahoo! Calendar," Yahoo said.