Microsoft Readies Multipronged Calendar Assault
Google may be the latest entry in the increasingly crowded calendaring services field. Microsoft is working on both AJAX Web-based and Vista-PC-based calendaring offerings. (Microsoft Watch)With its just-fielded Google Calendar service, Google is going head-to-head with a number of other companies with lengthier histories in this space, including archrival Microsoft. Microsoft has offered calendaring as part of Outlook and Hotmail for years. Recently, Microsoft added more calendaring offerings to its stable.
It introduced a new calendaring facility that it is baking into the beta and final releases of Windows Vista, as well as new calendaring functionality as part of Windows Live Mail, the successor to Hotmail known by the code name "Kahuna."