Enable changes on accepted meeting invites.
Enable changes on accepted meeting invites in my own calendar.
Daniel Beringer commented
Microsoft Outlook Support told me that this feature was recently removed "by design" in Outlook for Mac (but not in Outlook for Windows).
It is unacceptable that other people can now "colorize" my calendar via categorizing their meetings (incl. their meeting requests) with THEIR categories, and I cannot change them any longer. I want to categorize my calendar with MY categories. A rule to remove the category of a meeting upon receipt is no longer available either.
Further, it is very often the case that I am not able to attend a meeting for its full duration. I need to adapt the start and/or end time of the meeting to make it fit with my other appointments. I'm aware that if the meeting organizer sends an update, my own manual changes are lost. That's how it had been for 15+ years, and it was okay. There was a warning, and everyone was aware of that challenge. We dealt with it. But taking this option away completely is not a solution. It made the issue bigger.
Please reconsider your recent change and introduction of limitations.
Greg Eva commented
It is not acceptable for me not to have access to edit things in my own calendar.
There are so many situations where people send out a meeting invite, and the name, description, times, etc. need to be changed or enhanced.
Without the ability to do so, I am having to double position things in my calendar, which is time consuming, confusing, and makes it impossible for others to understand my actual Free/Busy availability.
Doctor Schell commented
I run a CPA firm and need to put the client’s name in the received meeting invitations.
This could be editing the subject line or a new reference field controlled by the receiver.
I was able to edit the subject field until about two months ago when an Outlook update removed this ability.
The other option is to add a new field other than the subject line to track a reference number or name that is controlled by the receiver.
Clients rarely identify themselves when sending an invitation.
We need to track our time and need to identify the name of the company sending the meeting invitation.
Jonathan Gottlieb commented
Outlook calendar needs to have a feature where the receiver of a meeting invitation can make changes to the subject or location lines for his/her own calendar without impacting the sender of the invitation. While this feature was available in the past, my understanding from Microsoft support is it was a "bug" that has recently been fixed. This "bug" feature was essential to being able to having the information needed in one's schedule.