Animation showing how to switch between Calendar view and All Events view.
What is a calendar on a SharePoint site? It's simply a type of list — a collection of information that you can share with anyone who has access to the site. Behind the scenes, the calendar looks a lot like other lists on a SharePoint site. Because the list contains calendar entries, its items have specific dates and times associated with them.
When you view this list in Calendar view, it looks like a calendar, and it helps you see what's going on when (and that's the reason we use calendars, right?). To display the calendar as a list of items, click All Events or Current Events on the View menu. To see an example, click Play above the illustration.