Want to connect third party platforms’ calendars to Microsoft 365? Here’s how with Calendar Overlay

If you’re constantly being asked to connect third party platforms’ calendars to Microsoft 365 such as from HRIS, Task Management, or Project Management platforms, we feel your pain. It’s a request we’re frequently asked by our customers too.

There’s currently no easy way to connect popular platforms like Asana, BaseCamp, Monday.com and Smartsheet calendars’ to the Microsoft 365 calendar, which is why we introduced the iCal feed to our best-selling Calendar Overlay app.

Available as a web part and full-page app in SharePoint or in Teams as a channel tab, our Calendar Overlay app offers seamless integration with various enterprise platforms beyond Microsoft 365, allowing IT admins to extend its benefits to a wider range of systems.

By obtaining the iCal URL from the external platform, you simply add it as a data source in the Calendar Overlay iCal data source settings. This allows you to import and overlay calendars from external platforms within the Calendar Overlay, providing your users with a unified view of events and tasks.

Easily connect third party platforms' calendars to Mircosoft 365

Connect popular HRIS platforms to Mircosoft 365

Here are some popular HRIS platforms you can connect to using Calendar Overlay app:

ADP Workforce Now: provides features for payroll, time and attendance, talent management, and benefits administration.

BambooHR: designed for small and medium-sized businesses, offering features like employee self-service, time tracking, and performance management.

Oracle HCM: provides features for core HR, payroll, talent management, and workforce analytics.

Rippling: provides features for HR, payroll, benefits administration, and employee onboarding.

SAP SuccessFactors: offers a wide range of features for core HR, payroll, talent management, and analytics.

Workday: provides features for HR, finance, and planning, including workforce planning, talent management, and employee experience.

Zoho: aims to simplify HR operations, retain talent, and help nurture a workforce while putting employee experience first.

Integrate Task Management & Project Management platforms into Mircosoft 365 

Here are some popular Task and Project Management platforms you can connect to using Calendar Overlay app:

Airtable: A flexible task and project management tool that combines spreadsheet and database functionalities, allowing users to create custom views and automate workflows.

Asana: A versatile task and project management platform that offers customizable workflows, task prioritization, and collaboration features.

Basecamp: A popular project management and team collaboration platform that includes task management, file sharing, and communication tools.

ClickUp: A comprehensive task and project management platform that offers customizable views, collaboration tools, and workflow automation.

JIRA: A popular issue and project tracking tool, primarily used in software development, that includes task management features, customizable workflows, and collaboration tools.

Monday.com: A work operating system that includes task and project management features, as well as team collaboration, time tracking, and automation capabilities.

Smartsheet: A platform that combines spreadsheet functionality with project management and task management features. It is used by businesses of all sizes for collaboration, work management, and automation.

Todoist: A widely-used task manager that lets users create and organize tasks, set priorities and deadlines, and collaborate with others.

Trello: A popular visual task management tool that uses boards, lists, and cards to help users organize tasks and collaborate with others.

Zoho Projects: A cloud-based project management platform that offers features for task management, time tracking, and collaboration.

Bring your Learning Management Systems into Mircosoft 365

Here are some popular Learning Management Systems you can connect to using Calendar Overlay app:

Blackboard Learn LMS: A comprehensive LMS that provides a wide range of features for course management, collaboration, and assessment.

Brightspace (by D2L): A cloud-based LMS that provides tools for course management, assessment, collaboration, and analytics for K-12, higher education, and corporate training.

Canvas: A LMS known for its user-friendly interface and robust features for creating and managing online courses.

Docebo: An AI-powered LMS platform that offers features for creating and delivering eLearning courses, tracking learner progress, and managing compliance training.

Edmodo: A social learning platform that allows teachers and students to communicate, collaborate, and share resources in a virtual classroom environment.

Moodle: An open-source LMS platform that offers customizable features and tools for educators to create and manage online courses.

TalentLMS: A LMS designed for businesses to deliver and track employee training, with features like course authoring, gamification, and analytics.

Go from zero to hero with Calendar Overlay app

Your end users are going to love you. The moment you install Calendar Overlay app and integrate their productivity tools and apps into Microsoft 365, you’re going to make their lives a whole lot easier!

End user benefits of Calendar Overlay app

Calendar Overlay app is highly customizable which means end users can color-code their calendars to make it easy to differentiate between different data sources.

Users can choose the calendar or list view and whether to share or hide personal calendars with others. By hovering over calendar entries, users can choose to ‘see details’ of that entry.  

Other benefits include:

+ Ability to access all scheduling information from a single platform

+ Coordinate and align schedules to book meeting/event slots that work for everyone

+ No more switching back and forth between multiple calendars

+ Easily see potential scheduling conflicts before they happen

+ Everyone can see when colleagues are available or busy, leading to more respectful scheduling

+ Choose which calendars to overlay, adjust the visual appearance, and filter events

Explore other benefits and ways to your end users can utilize Calendar Overlay app in our blog


Looking to integrate calendars from multiple data sources and external platforms into Microsoft 365? 

We’ve got you covered with Calendar Overlay app.

Book a Calendar Overlay Demo with our Cloudwell team or experience its benefits firsthand with our FREE 15-day trial.