Calendar Date and Other Data Tools

Last reviewed on September 2, 2014   —  4 comments

This is a collection of calendar data tools and resources for the Microsoft Outlook Calendar folder.

If you can’t “see” 2007 or later holidays in your calendar, your holiday list may be outdated. See Missing Holidays for more information and links to download the updated file.

To push a number of events out to users, see Transmit Holidays Form. This is a custom Outlook form that creates a special mail message containing appointment details from a folder that you specify. When the user receives the message, they can click a button to add all the appointments — holidays, company meetings, etc. — to their Calendar folder.

Tools in the Spotlight

WinCalendar

Convert Outlook Calendar to native Excel and Word format for custom printing and editing. WinCalendar is an Addin for both Excel and Word that allows you to easily import Outlook data. Supported layouts include: Filterable Table, Monthly Calendar, Weekly Calendar, Schedule, Gantt Chart and Agenda.

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Calendar-Updates.com

Schedules for holidays, major sports teams, moon phases, etc. for import into Outlook. Now has calendar updates for Catholic, Christian, and Jewish Holy Days.

CustomDays

Use CustomDays to display a person's age on their birthday or year on anniversaries. The display can be changed individually using placeholders. You can also use this tool to delete birthday entries that are not associated with a contact. Automatically send a birthday email, or completely prevent the entry of birthdays in the calendar. Also available separately as CustomBirthday and CustomAnniversary.

iCal Add-in for Outlook

The iCal add-in gives Outlook users the ability to subscribe to iCal calendar feeds. It supports the iCalendar open standard when receiving appointment and to-do information. Loaded with features including user-selectable update frequency on individual calendars, user-selectable Outlook folder location on a per calendar basis, and optional removal of Alarms and to-do items. Version 2.2.1. iCal for MS Outlook 2 runs on Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, or 2003 and requires Microsoft Outlook 2000, XP (2002), 2003 or 2007.

Infuzer

International Holidays, Sports Schedules, Weather Forecasts and Personal Event Entries for your existing Palm Datebook, Outlook or Lotus Notes Calendar.

Lunar Phase Calendar Entries

Importable vCalendar file containing moon phase events from January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2015.

NameDays

Free tool to add "name day" events for names from 14 countries to any Outlook calendar folder. Works with many calendar application and an iPhone/iPad version is available.

NFL Schedules for Microsoft Outlook

Choose the Complete NFL Schedule (includes all 256 regular season games), the National Broadcast Schedule, or the individual team schedule of your choice. All schedules include National, regional, and DirecTV television broadcast information, Sirius satellite radio and local radio broadcast information. Links to the home team and visiting team websites and a link to check the weather and view a map for the location of the game.

Outlook iCal Subscriber

With the Outlook iCal Subscriber from MarkThisDate you can subscribe calendars in Outlook 2000, XP and 2003, instead of downloading them. This means you're always up to date with your favorite events because you can set automatic updates every 15 minutes, every day or even once a week.

When Are The Holidays Holiday Importer

A unique chance to plug in your annual holidays and those of other countries in less than 30 seconds in your Outlook, using a smart tool that can be used for at least three years to automatically install your Public Holidays and National Holidays in Microsoft Outlook.


More Information

Other useful calendar tools can be found on the following Slipstick.com pages:

Written by

Diane Poremsky
A Microsoft Outlook Most Valuable Professional (MVP) since 1999, Diane is the author of several books, including Outlook 2013 Absolute Beginners Book. She also created video training CDs and online training classes for Microsoft Outlook. You can find her helping people online in Outlook Forums as well as in the Microsoft Answers and TechNet forums.

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4 responses to “Calendar Date and Other Data Tools”

  1. Joyce

    When I print the calendar, the "organizer's name" appears. How do I delete that field from showing up on the printout and screen?

  2. Crystal

    Do you know how to change the Outlook calendar name display from 02 2014 to February 2014? It also displays this way on the date navigation pane. This is Outlook 2010 and it used to show the month name and year, but it just changed to the numerical month and year today. Thank you!

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