Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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C A L E N D A R O V E R L A Y S
In addition to the calendar-related sections of the Calendar ribbon, there is one new button in
the Manage Views section that adds functionality to the calendar—Calendar Overlay.
Clicking this button takes you to a page to see the list of additional calendar overlays you
might have added to the calendar already, as well as the option to add a new calendar. Note, in
Figure 6.46, that there is a limit of ten calendars per view.
FIGURE 6.46
Calendar Overlay
Settings page
Right now, there are no additional calendars. We won’t walk through creating a new calendar
right now, although calendar overlay does require another calendar to already exist on the site.
But because this is a new feature in SharePoint Foundation, I will walk you through the
calendar overlay settings page and show you an example calendar I’ve created.
If you had a calendar to add, you can click the New Calendar link at the top of the content
area. Interestingly, it will take you to a Customize Calendar page, rather than a pop-up box. This
page has two sections: Name And Type and Calendar Overlay Settings.
In Name And Type are fields for the name of the calendar overlay (of course) and what type
of data the calendar overlay is going to pull from. Right now the only options are SharePoint or
Exchange calendars.
EXCHANGE CALENDAR OVERLAY
To use a calendar overlay from Exchange, the calendar requires the Outlook Web Access (OWA)
URL and then the actual URL for the Exchange calendar rather than a simple URL of a SharePoint
site (such as http://spf2).
 
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