How to integrate with Office 365 Calendar and automatically sync my absences?
To integrate with Office 365 to sync your time-off booked through LeaveBoard, or iCal follow these steps:
For the integration with Google and older versions of Outlook (that accept calendar sync via iCal), follow these steps.
From the My account > Integrations tab, you can use a series of calendar feeds (.ics format). In this way, your time-off and public holidays will be added to your Apple iCal or calendar app of choice.
Note: For the integration to work, your email adress in Office365 needs to be the same as the email you have on the LeaveBoard system.
LeaveBoard offers you multiple calendar feeds:
Based on your access rights, the system might limit your access to these options.
These calendar feeds are now available for teams, offices, subsidiaries, and the entire company.
The difference between V1 and V2 calendar feed is that V1 breaks long-term entries (i.e., four days) into separate calendar entries for each day, and V2 is not breaking them. We recommend using V2.
Please note that the integration with Google will not add the time off requests within your Google Calendar. This is only used for SSO login. Please do use the calendar feeds, that are available within My account > Integrations.
Here are the steps you need to follow to add your absences to Google Calendar:
Tip: If you are looking for a calendar feed with the shared absences, work anniversaries, or birthdays within a specific team, then go to Employees > Teams > Team name > Settings, and here you have access to the specific calendar feeds. You can do the same for particular offices.
Calendar feed not updating
As you or any of your employees book a new leave, LeaveBoard automatically updates the calendar feeds with the latest information. If you use the calendar provided, the solution is not to expect an instant update on your Google Calendar but to wait a few hours - it could also be 24 in some cases.