When we set out to design the Calendar app for Windows 8, there was no shortage of directional possibilities. Given the long history of calendars in society, and the diversity of Windows customers, we asked ourselves: What are the essential attributes of a great calendaring experience and how can we bring them to life by using the uniquely rich capabilities of Windows 8?
At its heart, a great calendar should to do the following:
Show your life clearly. You should have crystal clear visibility into what’s happening in your life – at home, at work, and at school.
Make it easy to get around. Moving back and forth in time should be quick and efficient. Opening events and appointments should feel natural.
Make it easy to add new items. New things are always coming up in your life. A great calendar makes it easy to make new plans.
Keep you on time. Well laid plans aren’t very useful if you show up late!
Be ready to do more. As you get busier, scheduling gets more complicated. Calendar should gracefully handle your needs as they change.