How to Share Outlook Office365's Calendar with Google Calendar

TL;DR

Log into Outlook Office365, go to Calendar tab

Click “Share”

Enter email address of Google account

Click “Send”

Open Google email

Copy link address ending in “reachcalendar.ics”

Open Google Calendar

Under “Other Calendars” click the carrot and select “Add by URL”

Paste .ICS link

Click “Add calendar”

All done!

In Detail

Getting Microsoft’s Outlook Office365 Calendar into Google Calendar is considerably more difficult than it ought to be. The process is not well documented nor is it explicitly stated anywhere that it is a possibility. There are plenty of articles describing how to go from Google Calendar to Office365 Calendar, but who would want to do that?

Here’s a quick guide on how to import Outlook Office365 Calendar into Google!

Open Outlook Office365, click the “Calendar” tab at the top

Under the gear icon in the upper-right-hand corner, click “Share”

Under “Share with” enter your Google email address

Click “Send”

Copy the last address link in this email, the one containing “reachcalendar.ics”

Open Google Calendar

In the left navigation pane, Under “Other calendars” click the downward carrot

Select “Add by URL”

Under “URL” paste the .ICS hyperlink.

Click “Add Calendar”

All done! Your Outlook Office365 Calendar should now properly import into Google Calendar.

I have not tested whether or not one can create events in Google Calendar and have it sync up with Outlook — I really doubt it’s possible as it looks like this process only shares the calendar. But this is one step closer to never needing to use Outlook Office365!

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