I have enabled "Team Site" feature in my publishing site. After that I was able to add "Calendar" web part.

Then I tried to sync it with Outlook but the option to sync with Outlook is disabled in ribbon. I am logged in as Farm Administrator.

How to sync calendar with Outlook?


You need to activate the feature before it becomes available.

Go to Settings -> Site Settings -> Manage site features and look for Offline Synchronization for External Lists and click activate.

Now go to the list/webpart again and you should see the button enabled.


as noted by oc3lot you need exchange, no need for outlook or any other office installed on the server!

1.Go to the SharePoint site and browse to the page where you will integrate the calendar.

2.Click Page and Edit Page.

3.Click Add a Web Part. Click the Outlook Web App category.

4.Click the My Calendar Web Part, and click Add.

5.Click "Open the tool pane" on the My Calendar Web Part.

6.Enter https://mysite.outlook.com in the Mail server address field.

7.Enter the email address for the account's Exchange calendar. Click OK.

to know what your mail server is:

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  • Ok I will try this solution tomorrow when I go to work. – Frank Martin Dec 10 '13 at 18:11
  • I enabled this feature but the button is still disabled. I am logged in as Site Collection Administrator. – Frank Martin Dec 11 '13 at 7:35
  • By the way on the machine where I am testing, Outlook or any other MS Office component is not installed. May be this is an issue? – Frank Martin Dec 11 '13 at 8:10
  • just updated my answer – Ali Jafer Dec 11 '13 at 8:54
  • There is no "Outlook web app" category when I went to add web part. I can see "Calendar" web part but it is under category "Apps" and it called "Calendar" and not "My Calendar". May be this is the reason that I am not using the correct calendar web part? Or do I need local admin permissions on this machine? Just to note Outlook or any other MS Office component is not installed on this machine. – Frank Martin Dec 11 '13 at 9:29

Do you have an Exchange Server running in your environment? This is a requirement to having Outlook Sync to SharePoint. If you're running a 2013 environment, you should be running Exchange Server 2013 as well.

If you do have an Exchange Server, is there any additional server software running with it, such as Enterprise Vault? If so, it may affect the connectivity to SharePoint, which is the situation in our current environment.


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