I’ve been thinking about useful, but non-existent, web services lately. What I want is a REST interface to my Outlook calendar (i.e. “the one I’m forced to use at work“) that serves up vCalendar data. (Actually vCalendar isn’t XML, but there looks to be an XML version. I would prefer that, as I could always transform XML to standard vCal using XSLT.) I will then take that data and write a nifty Dashboard widget to display my next appointment on my Macintosh.
I know there must be some way to do this. I’ve seen products that sync calendar data with Outlook, but the files I found on the Microsoft web site weren’t too helpful in getting me started. I couldn’t tell if I need use Windows to communicate with Exchange using some special protocol, or if I can do it from Linux using standards. Ah, Microsoft.
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