Some days ago I describe a solution to set up iCloud email in Windows 8 mail app. Setting up the iCloud calendar in Windows 8 mail app is not that easy and only ‘read only’ is possible. The solution is to subscribe to your own iCloud calendar in your outlook.com or Windows Live account. Maybe Gmail is possible, too, but I didn’t try it.
Here we are:
- Go to http://www.iCloud.com, login, choose calendar, click on the ‘WiFi’-like Logo next to the calendar you want to see in Windows mail app, choose public calendar, send link to your outlook.com or Windows Live email address
- Login to outlook.com or Windows Live account, go to calendar in the PC website view, click on ‘subscribe’, choose a calendar name and paste the iCloud calendar link
That’s it! Now you should see the iCloud calendar in the Windows mail app.
- iCloud calendar subscription in Outlook.com does not work anymore in every case or does not sync properly. It seems to be an issue of Outlook.com. In my case, only ‘all-day’ events are synced, all other appointments aren’t synced. There’s a big discussion on Microsoft Answers and it looks like Microsoft is not willing to solve this problem. The only solution will be the announced CalDav / CardDav compatibility of windows 8 / 8.1 and windows Phone 7 / 8.
- A workaround via Google calendar sync is described here. However, it only works if you used Google Sync on your device before January, 31, 2013, because Google discontinued Google Sync and therefore, the Active Sync support, too.