There are numerous public calendars that one can also access, overlaying their information onto your own, via choosing to view one calendar’s data or multiple calendars. For instance, I have football schedules, DVD release dates, and local events on mine; I had Disney World daily events but removed it after our trip.
- See only Free/Busy Information (Hide Details) – This is the lowest access setting, best for allowing folks to plan events with you. They can see if you’re available, and when you’re not available, but they cannot see what you’re DOING in your events. They cannot see the name of the events either. This is cool, but note that, if you’re on vacation for two weeks, it’ll be pretty obvious that the item is a vacation item.
- See All Event Details – This shows the entire event name and its details inside.
- Make Changes to Events – This is as it says, and allows sharers to change event items. This is really useful for a group calendar — or a calendar in someone’s personal account that folks use as a group calendar — but has little usefulness for one’s own account. Personally, I wouldn’t want anyone mucking around changing my events. Even if I had a secretary (passe) I wouldn’t let them do it.
- Make Changes to Events and Manage Sharing — Like the above item, useful for group calendars.