Wednesday, June 06, 2012

How to Subscribe to an ICS calendar in Hotmail

Earlier I posted on how to share your Hotmail calendar between two or more people.  What you might remember if you viewed the screenshots closely, is I had a few more calendar’s in there.  Like a Trip It Calendar. 

As a side note, if you travel at all, and don’t use Trip It, you’re missing out!  Trip it is a website / service that you simply forward your travel itinerary to an email address it builds a trip itinerary for your trip so you can quickly access all the details about your flight, your hotel or rental car, or any other itinerary you have. 

Back to Hotmail calendaring, you can subscribe to any Internet Calendaring Service (ICS) feed, this can be something like your trip-it calendar, the Seahawk’s TV schedule calendar, your FaceBook calendar, the list goes on of sites that support ICS.

To simply subscribe to an ICS Calendar in Hotmail do the following:

  1. Log into, and click on the Calendar link
  2. Click the Subscribe link above your calendar
  3. Choose to Import from an ICS file, and provide the linkImport ot Subscribe to a Calendar request
  4. I always choose to import into a new calendar, give it a game, a color and in the case of Trip it, a little airplane charm.

Now once you know where to put the ICS file, you just have to find them.  I only use FaceBook (for those pesky FaceBook events, it’s nice to have them just appear in your calendar) and Trip-it, so airplane itinerary and hotel check-ins just appear in your calendar.

3 comments: said...

Hi Sean! Thanks for this! At last, I can subscribe to an ICS Calendar in Hotmail. I've been doing trial and error but I always fail. I hope I succeed this time. Thanks for the help.


Gareth Bull London said...

I have been searching high and low on how to do this!

Thankyou so much for sharing this.

You have saved me multiple headaches!


Martin - Web Designer said...

Found it very helpful. Thanks for sharing.