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  1. Enable an option to display declined meetings

    Enable an option to display declined meetings in teh calendar (in settings). Often initially one is not available for a meeting, but then due to changes of schedule might be able to join, but since that meeting is not displayed in calendar, simply forgets about that. I found that option very helpful in Google mail that we used up to now in the company.

    5,372 votes
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    375 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello all,

    While this request is being reviewed for future consideration please try this workaround solution:

    • Click on the Deleted Items Folder
    • Click on View tab on the command bar
    • Choose “Change View – Manage View” command on the command bar
    • Click “New” in the right to create a new
    • Name the view “Calendar”
    • Pick the Day/Week/Month “type of view”
    • Click OK. Now you should get dialog that lets you customize the view.
    • Now click on Columns –
    Change the select available fields in bottom-left to All Appointments Fields
    Select the “Start” field on the left and Click Start → on the right.
    Select the “End” field on the left and Click End → on the right.
    Click OK
    • Click on Filter…
    Click on the “Advanced Tab”
    Click on the Field Drop Down – All Mails Field – “Message Class”
    You…

  2. Add BCC, CC as well as FYI field to meeting requests in Outlook 2016

    I would like the option to send meetings requests with BCC, CC so all information about all invitees is not shared with everyone that is invited

    Also, Outlook calendar entries need BCC, CC – without showing these and need to extend them to Skype as well as Microsoft Teams Meetings.

    4,230 votes
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  3. Automatically block of 15 minutes before and after each meeting

    It is my manual task to always block some time before and after meetings, lot's of extra clicking in Outlook. I would love to see a feature or someone explain to me how I can tell Outlook, to by default make my meetings appear to start 15 minutes earlier and stop 15 minutes later, than they actually do, so no one can book back to back through my entire schedule.

    123 votes
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  4. Contact ONLY Individuals who have not replied to a meeting request

    You should be able to (under tracking) easily email or reach out to those who have not responded to an outlook invite to a meeting request. The only way I see it can be done now, is to hand extract those individuals and resend a new meeting request.

    757 votes
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  5. Change ownership of calendar event in Outlook 2016

    Sometimes the owner of a meeting (or, more often, meeting series) is on vacation or changes jobs; it would be nice if they could assign ownership of an instance (for vacation) or the full series (for job changes) to someone else. Also provide an option to create a meeting on someone's behalf without being included in the meeting.

    2,929 votes
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  6. Different Timing per Attendee within One Calendar Invite

    IDEA: Be able in the "Scheduling assistant" option of Outlook calendar invites to adapt start and end time per attendee ==> Outlook invite will then be sent with the same content for all attendees but only block the exact hours in their calendar!

    Background:
    My outlook agenda can end up messy due to many corporate meetings where I only need to join part of the session. I end up with big invites in the calendar (multiple hours) and need to manually click the invites to see at what time I'm expected to join. Reminder of the meeting is sent for…

    29 votes
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  7. The ability to have an email reminder for a calendar event

    Be able to set an email reminder for an event in your calendar

    70 votes
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  8. Please give us back the opportunity to categorize meetings with different colours

    Please give us back the opportunity to categorize meetings with different colours

    338 votes
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  9. Bulk-modify only future events of a recurring calendar event (i.e. "archive"/"freeze" past events).

    It is helpful to have a record of past events/meeting as they happened.
    Currently, modifying a recurring event (e.g. moving a team meeting from Tuesdays to Thursdays) will change all occurrences, past and future, which means the record of previous events is lost/not accurate.
    When modifying a recurring event, users usually want to implement a change "from now on", so at the very least they should be given the option to modify (a) single event, (b) future occurrences, (c) all occurrences.
    See Google calendar for implementation.

    48 votes
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  10. Add quarterly option to recurring calendar. You only have weekly, monthly or yearly now.

    The recurring calendar options are weekly, monthly or yearly. I do several things quarterly and would like that option.

    57 votes
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  11. Auto update of existing meetings through Distribution Lists

    be able to invite internal distribution lists to recurring meetings where the distribution list stayed as the invitee, not expanding the members of the list at that point in time but still able to send to the existing list. As
    a result, when the distribution list membership was updated
    new members receive the meeting invite and if a member is removed from the list they would be removed from the meeting.

    145 votes
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  12. Ability to get the count of attendees invited/declined/accepted/busy in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Want number/quantity of attendees invited/declined/accepted/busy to meeting/appointment in scheduling assistant. Also there should be a possibility to highlight the row for a selected meeting attendee in the Outlook scheduling assistant. This will improve the readability: when scheduling with lots of attendees, it’s hard to discern which person is unavailable when all you see are blobs of blue with no name connected to them. Allow the feature of busy search to identify users that are tied up with meetings and appointments as well.

    Provision of a button on the invite listing names and titles plus how they are connected on an…

    451 votes
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  13. Provide an option to clone a past meeting as we might need to create meeting which is not a recurring one

    Provide an option to clone a past meeting as we might need to create meeting which is not a recurring one would be the best option in Microsoft Outlook 2016. Being able to clone a past meeting would be good instead of copying all the details again.

    60 votes
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  14. Copy an existing meeting into a new meeting

    Allow the copying of an existing meeting into a new meeting that can be edited for content, attendees, time, etc., and then sent. This dramatically decreases the work effort of scheduling meetings and reduces friction between your users and the software.

    127 votes
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  15. Make calendar item searchable in the calendar regardless of how the calendar is added

    It would be great if we could search calendar items in the calendar regardless of how the calendar is added.

    8 votes
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  16. Recurring Calendar meeting changes should not change meetings that have already taken place

    Do not change the history of meetings that have already occurred when make changes to a recurring meeting for future dates.

    657 votes
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  17. Ability to schedule time to address email


    1. I receive an email.

    2. I mark that email with a flag because I have to perform a certain action for this email. The result of adding the flag, is that Outlook shows a task based on this email.

    3. Now I want to be able to go to this email or the task of the email and schedule time in my calendar to perform the required action for this email. This calendar event should be linked to the email or the linked task.

    This makes so much sense to me, but is not yet possible in Outlook. You can only set…

    6 votes
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  18. Increase the number of color options in the Outlook Calendar palette from 9 to 16-25, increase contrast, and allow user editing of colors.

    I find that I cannot change the color of agenda items or calendar items for my email accounts in Microsoft Outlook. I use various Android apps on my tablet and phone, that allow me to show Agenda items and Calendar items. If I use gmail, I can easily select a color, whereas with Outlook accounts I cannot change the color to suit my preferences. Also provide an option or feature to set different events with different colors in Calendar as well as in Categories in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    1,487 votes
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  19. Final Recurring Event Confirmation/Extension Prompt

    On the final day of a recurring event (for example, a daily reminder to perform a backup), it would be nice to be prompted at the scheduled time for Calendar to say something like "This is your final recurring event. Do you want to extend this recurrence?"

    I have had situations where I have set recurring events for a certain time period, and then forgotten all about them because I was no longer prompted after the expiration period had completed - if that makes sense?

    13 votes
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  20. Automatically decline invites without automatically accepting invites

    Automatically decline invites which are in conflict with another meeting without automatically accepting invites

    5 votes
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