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.
Definitely one of the biggest drawbacks of using Outlook for Mac, as opposed to its Windows counterpart.
No, I really do not want to create a new meeting, click Scheduling Assistant, input the names of the people I want to see availability for (one-by-one!), and even then, not really have a monthly overview.
Please fix this bug.
Andreww Holowka commented
Absolutely a bug...
Calendaring bugs in Outlook for Mac 2016
2 bugs (have been here since Office 2011 and are present when used with Exchange 2010 SP3 RU14)
Default sharing permissions in Outlook 2016 for Mac calendars are set to display:
Default = Free/Busy Time
Anonymous = Free/Busy Time
So, a typical user does not have to have another user specifically set up view/read only permission for them to see their calendar – however, this does not work on either OFM2011 or OFM2016 - you are met with permissions errors and no calendar displays.
The ONLY way to allow another user access to your calendar is to set each user individually to: “Full Detail”.. Yes, that’s right, they can see all calendar items set to “private”, etc.
macOS 10.9 – 10.11
Outlook version 15.26 (160817)
Exchange 2010 SP3 RU14 (Windows Server 2008R2)
-- all calendaring permissions work as expected on Office 2013/2016 for the PC.
-- all calendaring permissions work as expected when using OWA from either a Mac or PC
Per this kb: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2743766
a user is unable to view another person's sub calendar. I have not gotten this to work in outlook 2016 and I have many users that would like to be able to use that.
seriously this is a joke
Need to have the Outlook for Mac client support the same permission levels as that of Outlook on Windows. Requiring a user to set their calendar to Reviewer for a Mac user to see provides more information than what should be presented. Limited Details should be supported to maintain private appointments in all apps.
This is a big omission for Outlook for Mac users (2016, 365). By not seeing calendars of colleagues in our company like Windows version of Outlook, it is nearly impossible to easily schedule meetings for multiple people. We must use a Windows PC with Outlook and basically, the calendar function on the Mac version is not viable.
Christian Schulz commented
Kurt, that *is* the working solution on Outlook for the PC for ages.
Schmidt, Kurt commented
Yeah, I think there are personal information and confidentiality issues involved. If I have a meeting with YOUR boss, neither I nor she might want you to see it. However, BUSY/OPEN only view without permissions might be a solution.
OWA is better than Outlook for Mac in this regard. Incredible that this feature has been missing as long as it has.
Jordan Smith commented
This issue still has not been resolved. Appears it's been happening for well over a year. Microsoft?? Microsoft???? Anybody there??? Bug fix? Soon? Please??
Christian Schulz commented
Outlook for the Mac should just use the same rules as Outlook for Windows where this work perfectly for calendars which just share free/busy times.
Jesse Brouillette commented
This is a bug, not a feature enhancement. In Windows Outlook, you can open a users calendar if they have default 'Free/Busy only' permissions. On a Mac, it pukes and says you don't have permission. Very disappointed that MS has neglected this feature in a "New" version out Outlook for Mac. It's bad enough that you can't elegantly request access to someone's calendar (which also works fine in Windows Outlook).
Definitely a bug. Just about every person's calendar that I was able to see in Windows Outlook is inaccessible to me on Outlook for Mac. The application will show a spinning wheel, saying that it is "Checking permissions...", then spit out the message "Outlook cannot open the folder — You do not have permissions to open this folder. Contact [username] for permission."
Meling, Torbjørn commented
Yep, this is def a bug. Doesn't matter what limitations you have on sharing, I'm still not able to open another persons calendar from the Outlook App. I.e. we use limited in our org, Outlook 2013, OWA and even checking availability when booking meeting in Outlook for Mac gives me all the details as defined in "limited details"-policy, but if I try to open through the Calendar portion of the App, then the answer is "denied".