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  1. New Family Calendar can't be used from Outlook 2016

    The new Family Calendar seems to work fine from web and mobile/UWP apps, but can't be changed/added to from Outlook 2016 even though it is picked up automatically from the outlook.com account. To make this capability actually useful for anyone using Outlook 2016, this needs to be fixed!

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      1 comment  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • undetermined end time in calendar

      I have no idea if others have proposed this, if so, sorry for duplication ... in the calendar, in the fields for "start" and "end" times, it might be nice to have an "undetermined" or indefinite" option in the "end" time field. There are many social events that I schedule (ie: dinners, ******** hours) where the end time is not fixed or given. The way it is now I just estimate the end time. But an "undermined" option would better reflect the fact the event does not have a set ending time. Maybe it could be set to say the…

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        1 comment  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • repeat appointments on non-regular basis and plan appointments without showing in own calendar

        * it would be nice to be able to repeat appointments on a non-regular basis (for example by clicking the dates needed in a yearcalendar). I regularly have similar appointments that happen on different days or with a variety of weeks in between.

        * if the above should not (yet) be possible, please extend calendar view with year calendar so appointments can be dragged and copied over more than one month.

        * i would appreciate very much being able to plan appointments for collegues without these appointments showing in my own calendar.

        thank you very much!!

        9 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Switch an Invite to a New Owner

          Scenario: Someone goes on vacation or leaves a company. Now we can't change the invite. We're stuck. Everyone has to decline an invite. What if there are hundreds of people on the invite? What if the person no longer works for the company? We should have a way to force control over a calendar invite. We could have multiple owners. Maybe switch owners. Maybe someone on the invite can request co-ownership. If the request isn't declined in a week (or if the person is their manager or even on their team), then they automatically get co-ownership. Whatever the solution, we…

          6 votes
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          • Do not Show Reminders for Past Meeting Events

            There is no value in reminding me about meetings that happened in the past. For example, I went on vacation for a week and did not open Outlook during that period. When I came back to work and opened Outlook, I received reminders for the 47 meetings I missed while I was out. They should either not be shown or I should have an option to disable this behavior.

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              0 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Change Timezone Automatically

              I travel a lot do to both personal and school reasons, and I hate how Outlook.com Calendar doesn't automatically change time zones unlike Google Calendar. Please fix this

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              • Allow recurring events for more than 2 years

                It looks like when you attempt to select 'forever' for recurring events, it only recurs for 2 years. That makes no sense. What if I wanted to check something once a year like finances. Please implement the proper 'forever' recurrence feature.

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                  0 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Calendar changes and notifications

                  Users should be able to:

                  1) Update a meeting (e.g. change location) without sending a notification - the update should be reflected in the other invitees calendars as well

                  2) Reply to a meeting invitation without sending a notification - the response should get recorded in the organiser’s tracking nevertheless

                  4 votes
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                  • upate

                    update without this application

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                      0 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Automatically update calendars to reflect deleted flights, etc., on my calendar and associated shared calendars

                      When I change or delete an event that was automatically added to my calendar and to someone else's calendar, (such as a flight reservation), that event should be automatically deleted from my own calendar and from the other person's calendar.

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                        0 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • status

                        It would be nice if there was an option (like the available, busy, out of office, and tentative options) to mark the calendar and your status as "Working from Home" or "Remote." In my office, lots of people work from home with various schedules, so it would be nice if there was an easy way to check that information without having to individually ask each person.

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                          0 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Calendar invites should let you specify From address

                          If you have multiple aliases or connected accounts on your Outlook.com account, there is no way to send a Calendar invite out from those accounts. Currently the Primary account alias is always used, and the default From setting is ignored.

                          25 votes
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                            5 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Outlook.com Calendar does not read valid .ICS

                            Outlook.com Calendar does not read the following ICS: https://cdemi.github.io/The-IT-Professional-Calendar/The-IT-Professional-Calendar.ics

                            Outlook 2016 (Desktop Version) and Google Calendar both read the ICS file.

                            According to ICS Validator it is valid: https://icalendar.org/validator.html?url=https://cdemi.github.io/The-IT-Professional-Calendar/The-IT-Professional-Calendar.ics

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                              0 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • out of office color too faint

                              Hello Microsoft,
                              When creating an all day out of office event in Outlook 2016, it is very difficult to change the shading to make it as noticeable as it was in previous versions of Outlook. Is there any way to make the distinction stronger by default or give end users a way of customizing this? Thanks!

                              123 votes
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                                6 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Disable the email notifications that are sent with a new appointment added, or update on a shared calendar.

                                I wish there was a way to disable the notifications sent with new or updated appointments on shared calenders. We use our shared calendar for patient appointments and EVERY time there is a change or update we all get another email. It would be nice to disable that notification.

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                                • Make new family calendar optional

                                  Microsoft has reintroduced the Family Calendar (April 2017) and for some users this is an unnecessary calendar. There is no option to delete this calendar and it cannot be disabled. My suggestion is to make it similar to the birthday calendar so that it can be disabled for those users that do not need or want it.

                                  9 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Conflicting Calendar Appointment Preview

                                    When an incoming calendar appointment invite conflicts with an existing appointment on your calendar, it would be great for Outlook to actually preview in your current window, which appointment is conflicting. Too often, I have to leave the window and navigate to the calendar to reference the existing appointment.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Enable calendar personalisation

                                      Please make the default personal calendar re-namable (eg user's name); when multiple calendars are created, this is confusing and a source for errors. Thanks

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                                      • Optional Birthday Calendar e-mail notifications

                                        Remove compulsory e-mail notifications from the birthday calendar. Please tell me if it is possible to remove the notifications or make it easier to accomplish.

                                        Regards
                                        Filip Sjöstrand

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                                          4 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Option to change work hours for irregular work schedule

                                          There should be an option to set working hours for irregular work schedules, i.e. work start time is afternoon/evening and work end time is the next morning. Currently, if you setup an irregular work schedule, you get an error that "the end date you entered occurs before the start date".

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