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Calendar Sharing-- It really can't be done?

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ericfolkerth Calculating status...
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Sep 1, 2012 1:01 PM

I have searched everywhere I know to search, and the answer seems to be this: the ONLY shareable calendars are with other iCloud users?

 

Really?!

 

I have an entire staff that I need to share calendars with. Many do not have Macs and never will, company-wise. There NO way to publicly share a "read only" calendar so others can read it on their machines....via rss or some other industry standard?

 

This seems outrageous.

 

Please, somebody, help me out. I can't imagine Apple is this backwards-intuitive.

iCloud, iOS 5.1.1
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,830 points)
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    Sep 1, 2012 2:04 PM (in response to ericfolkerth)

    You have a couple of things wrong.

     

    You don't need a Mac to have an iCloud account.

     

    You only need an iCloud account to share a private calendar, public calendars can be seen by any one with a calendar application that supports calendar sharing, e.g. Outlook.

  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,835 points)
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    Sep 2, 2012 12:38 AM (in response to ericfolkerth)

    I have searched everywhere I know to search

     

    It would appear you didn't look in the most obvious place - the iCloud Help:

    http://help.apple.com/icloud/#mm6b1a8694

     

    There NO way to publicly share a "read only" calendar so others can read it on their machines...

     

    Yes there is, described on the iCloud Help pages, linked above.

     

    This seems outrageous.

     

    Outage is not required. Just follow the instructions Apple provides in the Help.

  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,835 points)
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    Mar 15, 2013 1:21 AM (in response to ericfolkerth)
    I want to follow up and be clear that this info absolutely did NOT solve my problem.

     

    It DID solve the problem as you presented it. At no point did you mention anything about looking to publish a static calendar in a web viewable form (HTML). You stated, and I quote:

     

    "There NO way to publicly share a "read only" calendar so others can read it on their machines....via rss or some other industry standard?"

     

    CalDAV is that "industry standard" you asked for, and subscribing to a CalDAV calendar does allow "others to read it on their machines".

     

    How are we to know that what you actually wanted is something totally different to what you asked for?

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