Calendar problem solved, but no new Calendar

By Kip Kniskern | In News | Posted December 12, 2012 20 comments

OK, we knew it was probably wishful thinking, but last week we noticed that the Outlook.com Calendar was having a “problem”, and we jumped to the conclusion that maybe, just maybe, we’d be getting a Modern/Metro style calendar in place of the Windows Live Wave 4 Calendar that’s been a placeholder since July, when Outlook.com went live.

But alas, it’s not to be, apparently, as the problem has been solved, you’re now able to add birthdays to the Calendar, but unfortunately nothing else has changed.

calendar normal

For the life of us, we can’t figure out what is so hard about a calendar.  Outlook.com, although it is still officially in a “preview” state, is incomplete without it, and we just don’t see much of an excuse that it’s taken almost half a year (not counting the almost two years we’ve gone since Wave 4 without a significant Calendar update) and still no calendar.

But anyway, it’s “running normally”, for whatever that’s worth.

Posted December 12th, 2012 at 9:03 pm
Category: News
Tags: Calendar, Outlook.com
  • Klover

    Indeed, this is a mystery this whole Calendar debacle.

    Microsoft seem to have this uncanny knack to pull defeat from the jaws of tech victory.

  • Klover

    Indeed, this is a mystery this whole Calendar debacle.

    Microsoft seem to have this uncanny knack to pull defeat from the jaws of tech victory.

  • werq
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  • Mathias

    The “birthday +1″ problem on iPhone is not solved!

    http://i.imgur.com/VnopE.png
    http://i.imgur.com/bJK7G.png

  • Mathias

    The “birthday +1″ problem on iPhone is not solved!

    http://i.imgur.com/VnopE.png
    http://i.imgur.com/bJK7G.png

  • Barry Cho

    I heard that pretty much every employee who knew how Calendar works is long gone. They’re probably afraid to touch it.

  • Barry Cho

    I heard that pretty much every employee who knew how Calendar works is long gone. They’re probably afraid to touch it.

  • http://twitter.com/surilamin surilamin

    Well that’s unfortunate. Is there something technically challenging about the calendar that I do not understand?

  • http://twitter.com/surilamin surilamin

    Well that’s unfortunate. Is there something technically challenging about the calendar that I do not understand?

  • Jamie

    Just be patient everyone… I’m sure it’s coming soon with the official launch. I have a feeling they’re doing a major revamp to it and perfecting it before letting us try it.

  • Jamie

    Just be patient everyone… I’m sure it’s coming soon with the official launch. I have a feeling they’re doing a major revamp to it and perfecting it before letting us try it.

  • JSYOUNG571

    Yawns! I am not suprised. I remember going through this when MSN calendar switched over to Windows Live Calendar Beta. It was almost a whole year before it was released from beta and actually functioned as a calendar. Microsoft really know how to drag out projects.

  • JSYOUNG571

    Yawns! I am not suprised. I remember going through this when MSN calendar switched over to Windows Live Calendar Beta. It was almost a whole year before it was released from beta and actually functioned as a calendar. Microsoft really know how to drag out projects.

  • Mathias

    @LiveSide.net

    Since the beginning of the active-sync support by hotmail (about 2 years), there is this anoying “birthday +1″ problem.

    There are no statements from microsoft. They just ignore it. Do you have the possibility to ask somebody of microsoft about this bug?

  • Mathias

    @LiveSide.net

    Since the beginning of the active-sync support by hotmail (about 2 years), there is this anoying “birthday +1″ problem.

    There are no statements from microsoft. They just ignore it. Do you have the possibility to ask somebody of microsoft about this bug?

  • Boris Mihaylov

    Maybe they won’t update until they figure out the reoccurrence functionalities of the calendar. Right now the windows 8 calendar does not support such things

  • http://twitter.com/tuzem_2 Boris Mihaylov

    Maybe they won’t update until they figure out the reoccurrence functionalities of the calendar. Right now the windows 8 calendar does not support such things

  • Daniel

    While subscribing for Hotmail Account, its mandatory to set your birthday.

    I wonder how difficult is for birthday calendar to notify the person about his/her own birthday? Yes we can do it manually, but then its just another dumb calendar app…

  • Daniel

    While subscribing for Hotmail Account, its mandatory to set your birthday.

    I wonder how difficult is for birthday calendar to notify the person about his/her own birthday? Yes we can do it manually, but then its just another dumb calendar app…