Like many people, do you use Google Calendar for your personal life and Microsoft Outlook for your professional life? Or are you using Google Calendar and having trouble sending invitations to your Microsoft Outlook peers? Are you constantly working to schedule anything while switching between the two apps? A solution is finally available.
Google(opens in a new tab) and Microsoft(opens in a new tab) announced on May 15 that their calendar apps will allow for greater integration.
“Calendar interoperability is the critical component to ensure that events created in one calendar system are propagated accurately for customers using different calendar systems.” Google announced in its blog(opens in a new tab). “It allows you to schedule time productively and manage your schedule collaboratively, regardless of your calendar platform.”
Now people who use Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook with the same email address can receive both Google Calendar invitations and RSVPs in Outlook for the same calendar. Outlook will remind you of events created in Google Calendar, and recurring events from Outlook will be updated on your Google Calendar.
All of these new tools mean it’ll be easier to know what’s going on in your life and will likely make planning easier. Unfortunately, it also means you have far fewer excuses to miss a meeting.
This is just one of many new announcements published by Google Calendar and Gmail over the past few weeks, including new Google Search AI chatbot features.