What is an iCal file?

An iCal or iCalendar file a standard that is used for calendar data exchange. iCalendar allows for users to send take and requests to other users via email. The recipient can respond to the iCal email using supported software to accept or propose a different meeting date/time.

Why we are using iCal feed?

Mini Calendar

The iCal feed format allows you to sync up the events located on our calendar section to your personal calendar software such as Microsoft Outlook 2007, Mozilla Sunbrid, and Apple iCalendar.

Using Microsoft Outlook

Outlook 2007 Icon

  1. Start Outlook 2007.
  2. Select "Account Settings" from Tools menu.
  3. Click on the "Internet Calendars" tab.
  4. Click the New button.
  5. Copy & Paste this url:
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    http://www.wolftech.ncsu.edu/towncrier/towncrical?program=outlook
  6. Enter a label for this feed within the "FolderName:" field and click OK button.
  7. To view this data, Select "Calendar" from Go menu. Then place a check mark within the box next to this feed name you created under the "Other Calendars" section.

Note: iCal feeds only work with Outlook 2007 or greater.

Using Apple iCal

Apple iCal Icon

  1. Start Apple iCal.
  2. Select "Subscribe" from Calendar menu.
  3. Copy & Paste this url:
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    http://www.wolftech.ncsu.edu/towncrier/towncrical
  4. If you want iCal to update your copy of this calendar when changes to it are published on the Internet, select te "Refresh" checkbox.
  5. If you want to see any To Do items or hear any alarms associated with the calendar, deselect the "Remove To Do items" or "Remove alarms" checkbox.
  6. Click Subscribe.

Using Mozilla Sunbird

Mozilla Sunbird Icon

  1. Start Mozilla Sunbird.
  2. Select "Subscribe Remote Calendar" from File menu.
  3. Enter the Calendar Name and choose a color for the events from the calendar
  4. Copy & Paste this url into the Remote Server URL box:
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    http://www.wolftech.ncsu.edu/towncrier/towncrical
  5. Click OK.