You may have heard of an Outlook feature to publish a calendar to the internet. ( link available in the Further Reading Section )

This works well, however there was a limitation. You need outlook to be opened regularly to push the details onto the website + internet access.

 

Recently I came across a nice calendar publishing features of Exchange Server 2010. This feature will Publish the calendar from the CAS server itself, without involving outlook in anyway. In fact you can even use OWA managing the publishing. The Person downloading the published calendar gets the calendar updates dynamically.

 

Oh ! This feature is not turned on by default & requires a couple of steps to be done on the server to get it running.

I could not find any official documentation nor can I see it work on my account as MSIT has not enabled this feature. I will document the steps required to enable this feature & update this blog post sometime in the near future.

 

Further Reading.

 

Outlook Publishing

"http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/introduction-to-publishing-internet-calendars-HA010174355.aspx"

"http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/manage-and-preview-calendars-published-with-the-outlook-calendar-publishing-service-HA010388759.aspx"