Allow users of Outlook Web Access (OWA) to set customer reminders for calendar
I am a user of Outlook on Windows for 15 years, on MacOS for 5 years and on Office 365 OWA for 18 months.
There is a feature for calendar reminders on Windows which is not available on OWA or Mac version and I would like to request it be introduced in a future upgrade (sooner the better). Please note I have submitted the same request albeit reworded for MAC on the Outlook Mac suggestion list.
I have tested this functionality and confirmed it is available on Windows Outlook 2007-2010-2013-2016 but it is not available on Office for Mac either 2011 or 2016 or OWA.
When I create a new calendar entry and go to set a reminder, I get the same arbitrary list of reminder times on all three platforms, starting from 2 weeks down to 0 minutes and None
Sometimes I need a reminder that is longer that the prepopuldated max of 2 weeks and other times I need a reminder that falls between some of the existing times in the list (e.g. I need 10 days when the choice is only 1 or 2 weeks).
In windows Outlook, I can simply type it into the box (e.g. 10 days, 6 weeks, 57 minutes, whatever I want) and the reminder works fine.
This reminder will sync fine via exchange and if I look at the event in OWA (or MAC), the custom time which I typed in windows will show up in Mac/OWA and the reminder will also work accurately to this customer time in OWA/Mac, however if I need to change it in OWAMac I can only use the prepopulated list. Much like a new event I cannot set a custom time.
Go back to windows and I can change it to another custom time / use a time from list.
The pre populate list is good on all platforms, however the flexibility on windows to add a customer time of the user's choosing is a real value add that could be simply introduced to the OWA (and Mac OS)
Thank you for your feedback! We will review the feature request for OWA calendar.