Outlook.com is the latest in a series of rebrands of Microsoft's consumer email and personal organisation platform. What was Hotmail became Live and now, confusingly, uses the same name as their famous email client software.
Outlook has its own set of APIs so is yet another fragmentation of the calendaring services. As an added bonus, the Outlook.com API also has more feature limitations that need to be worked around. Utilising the Outlook.com Calendar API means undertaking a series of privacy challenges to ensure that you’re storing and processing data safely and legally for users and yourself as the API doesn’t handle this automatically.
However, given its heritage with Hotmail and Live, Outlook.com is a service that can't be ignored. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to bypass these difficulties and limitations – by using Cronofy.