Microsoft updates Live Calendar with birthdays, holidays, iCal subscriptions

Live calendar gets birthday support and will get holidays and iCal subscriptions, Microsoft says.

The Live Calendar automatically generates a birthday calendar.
The Live Calendar automatically generates a birthday calendar. Microsoft

Microsoft is adding birthday reminders and several other new features to its Windows Live Calendar service.

The online calendar, which still is in beta testing, also got a new user interface and some more options for printing, Microsoft said in a statement Wednesday. On tap in coming days are the ability to subscribe to online iCal-format calendars, support for holidays, and the ability to synchronize with Windows Live Hotmail e-mail.

Some things on Live need updating though. The contacts section of the calendar page told me to upgrade my Web browser to Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari; I'm using Firefox 3.0.

(Via LiveSide.net.)

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