Calendar Creator Free List Template – Add A Simple Calendar To An Office 365 2013 Public Site

Share events and schedules with the world! This free list template will let you add a list and simple calendar web part to Sharepoint Online 2013 public web sites. See an example here »
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Compatibility And Limitations
The calendar will display current month view, links to previous and next months and any corresponding events in ANY O365 tenant public site.
The event items cannot be opened by anonymous viewers due to restrictions MSFT has imposed on public sites. However a tool tip will display event date and title when event is moused over.
Enterprise level tenants can enhance the calendar and make event details accessible by allowing anonymous access. To do that you will need to install this solution:
http://anonymous365.codeplex.com/ (The solution can’t be activated in Small Business accounts).

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Contents
SPO 2013 Calendar Creator.stp file | Readme.txt file
Installation
1/ Download zip file and extract
2/ Open “list template gallery” on desired site [If not in settings, use this url: yourdomain.com/_catalogs/lt/Forms/AllItems.aspx]
3/ Click “upload document” and navigate to the location the .stp file was saved in.
4/ Click the “cog” icon at top right of page and “Add An App”
5/ Locate “SPO 2013 Calendar Creator” and add to your site
Deployment
1/ Open your desired web site page for editing or create new
2/ Place cursor where you want calendar to appear
3/ Click the “insert” tab and the “App Part” icon
4/ Locate the SPO 2013 Calendar Creator app and click the “Add” button.
5/ If the standard list view appears, click edit web part and change it over to the “calendar” view.

6/ Save/publish the page

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Public view

Maintenance
1/ Click the cog at top right » site contents » locate the list and open
2/ To add an event: “items” tab » new item and fill in the form.
3/ To edit event: click the title in the calendar display and click “edit item” in the ribbon.
4/ Click the “list” tab and “list settings” to reconfigure columns, views etc.

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Admin interface

Alerts

Sharepoint calendars are just lists formatted with a complex view so can’t provide the same functionality as an Exchange calendar. Like any SP list you can set an alert based on a limited set of conditions, such as when an event is added or changed. More sophisticated functionality like setting up reminders would require some hefty customization, using workflows and probably code.
Support
The software includes no warranty but we’ll try to help if you post any problems at:http://365.webbrewers.com/Pages/Office365AnswersCommunityForum.aspx

Questions?

Visit my forum » if you have any questions. For development work, you can contact me here ». And if you think this would be useful to others, feel free to share it by clicking one of the share buttons up top!