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All about calendar sharing

Christopher Breen | April 26, 2013
Last week we took a very long look at the workings of Mountain Lion's Calendar application. This week, we'll delve into some of the details. Specifically, getting calendars in and out of the application and how to use Calendar with services such as Google and Yahoo.

At the same time, your company may choose to share some of its calendars with you--a "who's taking the day off" calendar, another for scheduling meetings, and yet another for the company software team. These calendars don't automatically appear in Calendar. But it takes little effort to add them.

Just choose Calendar > Preferences and click the Accounts tab. Select your company Gmail or Yahoo account and click the Delegation tab to the right. Here you'll see listed any calendars shared with you, along with the privileges you have (read only or read and write). Tick the checkbox next to the calendars you want to view, and they'll appear in the Calendars pane below a Delegates heading. As members of your company update these calendars, those changes will be pushed to your copy. Likewise, if you have write privileges, any changes you make will affect everyone else's copy of the calendar. For this reason you want to be careful about adding any "Pie the boss, Friday 2PM" events to this calendar. Save that kind of thing for unshared calendars.

And that wraps up just about everything you need to know about calendars.

Next week: Introducing Contacts


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