Open another user's calendar
Ability to see side by side calendars of other users without them having to give me permission or making me a delegate.
Christian Schulz commented
To the moderators:
This ticket and https://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/293343-outlook-for-mac/suggestions/10185741-please-fix-the-display-of-free-busy-permission-sha should really be joined because they regard the same issue. After joining, you would get a clearer picture of the importance.
This Issue will not be fixed!
We opened a Case at Microsoft and tried to push the development of this issue. Microsoft will not pursue this because of unknown design decisions. Several other cases where opened to this Issue and customers payed money to pursue this problem. But Microsoft refused and still refuses to tackle this major Issue for all Corporations with mixed environments.
We tried everything we could do as a big Company and got only this statement of “design decisions”.
In our last statement to Microsoft we urged Microsoft to please manage this Posts here and the Forums and give at least the Information that they will not fix this problem. But unfortunately, they did not.
How is this issue under review for almost 3 years now?! Can we please have a feedback on when to expect a fix?
Trösch, Pablo (GD) commented
Why was it designed differently in the first palce?
Prlease - ungently
as I wrote on the other big issue about this subject: https://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/293343-outlook-for-mac/suggestions/10185741-please-fix-the-display-of-free-busy-permission-sha?tracking_code=53756ffba9da177013147d352292affe
With the current voting System this Issue will never be fixed. We have to go at Microsoft through our Business Contacts. Please go to your TAM / AC / Account Manager and make as much noise as you can. This will be the only way Microsoft will take action regarding this Issue.
The Problem is, we as IT Staff get all the heat from our Users/Companies/Customers and Microsoft will get one angry comment in this feedback-forum. In my Case this one voice is representing 4k Users. And this Problem only affects Companies. We can complain as much as we want, we are just not recognized with this Voting-System as a lot of affected End-Users.
An office agenda without calendar sharing possible - are you kidding with O365 business users ?
Is there a ETA on this issue?
This is extremely annoying. I have been opening the web version of outlook on our O365 to get this functionality back.
Veli-Jussi Raitila commented
I just read about a facelift you are about do on Outlook for Mac. Instead of superficially tweaking the UI every 5 years, why not focus on removing legacy cruft like this instead. These are the things that really take away from the overall user experience.
Bill Blais commented
Any status on this from the Mac Outlook Team? Given that it's been more than 2 years since it was marked as Under Review, there should be at least something, even if it's a decision not to do it (but please no!).
Dan Hertzberg commented
we should all retract our votes and cast them here instead:
Dan Hertzberg commented
This description is misleading! It should read: Fix bug that prevents Mac users from displaying and viewing Free/Busy entries in their or others calendars. Giving permission is an understatement. Making someone a Reviewer is the full Monty. My assistant may manage my calender, but my direct reports shouldn't. And from an HR perspective even the direct reports have a right to privacy. Big failure MS. Please get onto this! It has been under review for more than two years...
This is the biggest frustration and I can't even find a third party calendar program to help me see calendars shared with "limited details". This is a must in our environment.
This is still a problem. I contacted support and they were unaware of the difference between how the Windows and Mac version work. I have "Free/Busy, time, subject, location" role which allows me to see shared calendars on Windows but not on Mac. In order to see the calendar on a Mac I must be given a "reviewer" role which comes with more permissions. Not asking for much here. Just parity with the Windows version...
Outlook for Mac should behave identically to the Windows and OWA version with respect to seeing user calendars. There should be parity, period.
Another duplicate post on https://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/293343-outlook-for-mac/suggestions/15197757-fix-shared-calendars-with-user-default-role-f
In addition to the permssions bug described above (copied out from http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/202962/outlook-2016-shared-calendar-doesnt-show-appointments)
Outlook 2016 for Mac users must be granted "Reviewer" access to another person's calendar to be able open that calendar and view details. If a user sets permission levels only to allow free/busy or free/busy limited details, an Outlook 2016 user will not be able to see any details of the shared calendar.
PC users must grant "full details" to the Outlook 2016 user. Mac users must grant the "Reviewer" role to Outlook 2016 for Mac users.
Basic free/busy time viewing is only viewable via the Outlook 2016 Scheduling Assistant feature, or via OWA. (Note: Outlook 2016 users who have a "Reviewer" role may also be able to select another users name within the Send As / From drop down menu. Unless you have explicit permissions to Create Items within the selected users mailbox, Exchange will not allow you to send on the behalf of that person).
Above is true for Outlook 2016 and 2011 for Mac
calendar sharing permissions --- as other have said scheduling assistance can show free busy. but unless you have reviewer right you can't see free busy of users.
+ 105 votes from these three duplicate requests: https://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/293343-outlook-for-mac/suggestions/10185741-please-fix-the-display-of-free-busy-permission-sha