Outlook 2013 has a groovy new feature that displays the current weather conditions and the forecast for cities of your choice. It’s very convenient being right there in the calendar. Let’s customize it a bit and take a look at the features.
Outlook 2013 Calendar Weather Snippet Screenshot Tour
I’ve installed Outlook 2013 on about five PC’s so far, and each time, the default City displayed in the Calendar is New York, NY. To add another city, click the down arrow and click Add Location.
Type a city name and click the Search button.
Select the City and you’re done.
Wow! Almost 80 in Seattle!!!
Hover the mouse over the Today or Tomorrow data to pull up additional information.
And if you click the See More Online link, you’ll be zoomed over to MSN for additional info and more forecast detail.
Gotta love Seattle weather in July!
A nice thing about the feature is you can easily jump back to previous cities or delete them from the listing if you don’t need them any longer. Just click the down arrow again for those options, and either choose a city or click the X to delete it.
How To Disable Weather Snippets in the Office 2013 Calendar
Now if you’re evil and just hate everything including this new feature, you can blow it away with just a few clicks. Click the File tab.
Click the Calendar tab, then scroll down to the Weather and uncheck the box Show Weather on the Calendar.
Tip: Here you can change the Temperature to display in Celsius or Fahrenheit too.
Hey look evil dude…no more weather details!
Don’t be a hater. I’ve been using Office 2013 for almost a week now, and it’s little features like this one that gets me excited about all the new features of the suite. Weather details in my calendar is a small feature yet very convenient. I’m 150% sure I’ll be looking at it daily if not several times a day. It’s a huge value add. From a business standpoint, a very smart move by Microsoft for linking back to their MSN weather site. Smart… ;)
Ah, Maui — a man can dream can’t he?