Add-ins & Apps

Family Diary

Expertise Level: Expert

Family Diary is a suite of applications to allow you to store appointments and contacts for your family and friends. The suite works across the PCs in your home, and includes a Windows Service, a Windows client application, an Outlook Add-in and a Windows Home Server Add-in. All data is stored on the home server where is can be accessed and updated by users on other PCs in the home.

Appointments can be displayed in a number of views, including:

Day View

This view shows all appointments for the selected day and family member. Double clicking on an appointment allows for editing or deleting the appointment.

Month View

Month view allows you to see all appointments for the selected month and family member, it is similar to day view but shows all the appointments for the month.

Member View

Member view displays all appointments for the selected family member.

The add-in for Outlook allows the importing and exporting of appointments to and from the family diary to your Outlook calendar. Once set up, Outlook will contact the home server automatically for updates to the diary. On the home server, the Family Diary add-in manages the messaging service required to send and receive diary data to and from your PCs, as well as manage user security settings for family members

Developer: Malcolm Ball

Download: Family Diary | Discussion and Support

Release History


  • First production release


  • Some minor fixes to the licensing settings in the settings dialog

v1.0 Beta (1st November 2010)

  • Initial beta release
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Terry Walsh is the founder of We Got Served. He started the community in February 2007 with a mission to help families, tech enthusiasts everywhere figure out the technology needed to run the modern home and small business. He's the author of a number of guides to Windows, Windows Server and OS X Server and runs his own successful publishing business. Born and raised in Liverpool, England, Terry has been awarded Microsoft's prestigious Most Valuable Professional Award each year since 2008 for his work on We Got Served.
  • ITDiver

    Why are you recomending this Add-Inn…it doesn't work!!!

  • Mal

    Yes it does work there are many people using it. Please dont right it off just because one person has had problems. It is in beta after all.

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