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Introducing Advanced Calendar Feeds

In our latest FoxOMS update (2020.6.1) we’ve extended the popular FoxOMS calendar feeds feature to include more information within the bookings, such as project details as well as the names of clients within the title.

What is an ICS Calendar Feed?

An ICS (Internet Calendar Scheduling) feed is a calendar file saved in a universal calendar format used by most email and calendar programs, including Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar, Notes and Apple Calendar. It enables users to publish and share calendar information on the web and over email.

Although the ICS is a set of agreed standards, it’s actual real world adoption in Calendar apps leaves a lot to be desired. Many calendar apps, ignore several key fields in the standard, which makes it hard to support their use.

Navigating around the inconsistent ICS standards adoption

All booking feeds now come in two versions, standard and advanced feeds. Although both feeds contain the same bookings, the advanced feed formats booking names using the booking label template specified in the global schedule settings helping to improve context and visibility on your calendars.

Essentially advanced feeds now mirror the booking labels that appear within your FoxOMS schedule, giving you a consistent view of your bookings, whether you’re viewing them in FoxOMS or a third party calendar tool.

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