So apparently Microsoft is deprecating subscribed .ics / iCal calendars from outlook.com. This is actually the second Microsoft support person to tell me this over the past month as I’ve been trying to get support for 2 subscribed .ics calendars that aren’t syncing to my personal outlook.com calendar following the initial import, for example whenever the event organizers modify existing events or adds new events.
Not surprisingly, subscribed .ics calendars work completely fine in Google Calendar and interestingly they work even with my paid Microsoft 365 business account. Sure I can use my Microsoft 365 business account to subscribe to these, which actually isn’t ideal. But the bigger problem is for others in my family who rely on a number of these subscribed .ics calendars that they’re subscribed to for hobbies and sports activities that their coaches and team managers update constantly.
Has anyone seen an official statement about Microsoft removing subscribed calendar capability? Completely ridiculous if it’s in fact true! I hope Paul or Brad or someone can raise this with their contacts!