Windows 10 will natively support CalDAV and CardDAV protocol for iCloud calendars, iCloud contacts, Google calendars and Google contacts. The previous work-around for iCloud calendars via ‘read-only’ subscription on Outlook.com is not necessary anymore. The Windows 10 Mail and the Calendar app is already working on Windows 10 (Insider preview, build 10130), the Windows 10 People app is still crashing, but it looks like it will support CardDAV.
Coming with Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft added support of CalDAV and CardDAV protocol for Google and iCloud calendars and contacts at last. Windows 10 mobile is also already supporting Google and iCloud, now with the new Outlook mail, Outlook calendar and Outlook contacts app (Outlook for Windows 10 mobile).
Here’s how to set up iCloud calendar or a Google calendar with Windows 10 calendar app (The set up for iCloud contacts and Google contacts is similar):
- Go to Calendar app or open Calendar app from Mail app.
- A new window ‘Welcome‘ opens. Click on ‘Get started‘.
- On the next window, click on ‘+ Add account‘.
- Select either iCloud or Google. Fill in your Apple ID and password for iCloud calendar or your Google email and password for Google calendar. follow all instructions to set up the account. Done!
The best news is that both multiple Google calendars and iCloud calendars including ‘iCloud Family Calendar‘ are supported.
Finally, both Windows 10 and Windows 10 mobile natively support CalDAV and CardDAV protocol for iCloud calendars, iCloud contacts, Google calendars and Google contacts. The set up in Windows 10 calendar app and Windows 10 People app is simple and easy. Well done, Microsoft (at last 😉 )!
Stay tuned! 😉