Microsoft is inviting Outlook 2016 users on macOS to preview Google Calendar integration.
Users will have the ability to not only view their appointments, but add, edit, and delete them, too. All changes will be synced to their Google Calendar and updated on other devices automatically.
Until now, users required a subscription to Outlook.com or Office 365, or an Exchange account to access their Google Calendar. And in most cases, they could only view it; it wasn’t possible to make changes inside Outlook. Now anyone with a Gmail account can enjoy true integration.
To get started, you’ll need to download the latest Outlook for Mac preview from Microsoft’s website. This version of the app is valid until June 30, at which point Microsoft will either issue an update, or make Google Calendar integration available to all.
If you’re an Office 365 subscriber, you can try out this preview by joining the Insider Fast community. To do this, open Outlook, click Help, then Check for Updates, then select Join the Office Insider program. Choose Office Insider Fast in the drop-down menu.
In addition to full control over your appointments, Gmail users can now take advantage of other advanced Outlook features, including Focused Inbox and inline information on things like package progress and travel reservations.