There are many scenarios whereby a Schedule needs to be viewed without logging into the AlertOps interface. Individual Users and Group Managers can see their AlertOps schedules as added calendars to most calendar apps, most commonly Outlook. There are even cases where a schedule can be seen by people who are not a part of the Group that schedule belongs to, or not even a User in AlertOps.
AlertOps offers two methods to present Schedules as calendars in other apps, Webcal Feed URL, and ICAL Export. These options are available from the Calendar views for Schedules, either on the Group Page, or on the User Profile. Typically, Managers will view the Group Schedule, while Users will commonly only view their individual Schedule.
When choosing Webcal Feed URL, a URL will be copied to your clipboard. This URL can then be entered into your Calendar in Outlook by using the Open Calendar button in the ribbon.
Pressing the button will give you a menu, select From Internet.
Paste the URL into the field provided and press OK.
The Webcal Feed will result in a subscription to the Schedule, with updates and changes reflected in Outlook. No modifications can be made to the exported Schedule in Outlook, changes can only occur in the AlertOps interface.
The other option ICAL (or iCalendar) Export will produce an *.ics file that can be used to import into a Calendar app. You can download the file by clicking on the button, and your browser will save it in your default Downloads folder. Windows associates this file type with Calendar apps, so double clicking it will provide you the opportunity to open it in the app of your choice.
The primary difference between the two methods is that the Webcal Feed will dynamically update as the Schedule changes, while the iCal export is a point in time copy of the Schedule, and would need to be updated as the Schedule changes.