Option to add travel time to a meeting request in Outlook 2016
When creating and when receiving meeting requests it will be great if one could add travel time before and after the meeting.
Also, used to being able to add a location to my calendar entry and get travel time to that location from that location. Twenty steps to add a block to make sure I have travel time is just messing up a nice calendar. Hook this into a GPS app like Google Maps, Waze or Apple Maps to get a good reading on travel time or even an option to prepare for the meetings.
Daniel Salvati commented
We desperately need a simply way to add travel time to meetings. What say you Outlook team?
How many years has Outlook existed and it still doesn't have this? This should have been a version 1 feature.
Patrick Ryan commented
Yeah! This would be excellent. Of course I can add in 30 minutes to the start and end of a meeting, but then I lose the "what time do I really need to be there?" part of having it on my calendar is knowing exactly what time the meeting starts.
Jacko Duker commented
dit zou een geweldige hulp zijn! Begrijp niet dat het nog niet gerealiseerd is.
Being able to simply add travel time before and after an Outlook calendar item would be very useful. A next step could be to integrate Outlook with a route planner, so that Outlook automatically calculates the expected travel time.
This should be standard People are always late and disrupt meetings by 5 minutes It is totally annoying that you can't take it into account in the meeting .
Even better would be to be able to adjust it when an appointment is sent out as an invitation. My travel time may be 45 minutes that of others participating just 5 For that reason the original suggestion of linking it to locations though maps would actually be a good one
Hans van Buuren commented
Microsoft Analytics can not interpeter a activity in my calender blocked for downtime. So the Analytics read out is incorrect!
For me the simplest solution would be OK, without connection to some online maps -- just following separate options:
1. add time before meeting
2. add time after meeting (when it is different from time to meeting or you stay for following meetings)
It is so unproductive to go back and manually add travel time on each side of a meeting. This should be a no brainer option within outlook when meetings are created, just like we have the option to make a meeting private or recurring, etc.
Please add options of travel time, reminder, Category, visibility, etc.. in Meeting Request for sender only. Now I have to add another MR to have Traveltime booked in calendar.
Add Traveltime to a Appointment/Meeting like it works on a Mac
Jason Vincent commented
Why has this feature not been added? This would be a great tool.
it would be great if outlook could create an event, similar to how the iphone does it.
it would also be great if outlook would anticipate the creation of an event, and suggest that the emailer create an event (rather than just send an email), similar to how facebook does it.
Are we there yet?
Travel time is required for many, many meetings. I constantly run into this.
When creating a calendar appointment in Outlook, a feature to add travel/or set up time before and/or after the appointment, where that time shows as different from the actual meeting time would be helfpul. If a meeting is in another location, travel time is required to get there and back and currently additional appointments need to be scheduled to block out the time and avoid double/overbooking.
Termin "Außer Haus" mit Anfahrtszeit
Appointment "out of the house" with arrival time
Ich hätte gerne im Kalender eine Option, bei Terminen “Außer Haus” dort direkt die Anfahrtszeit mit einzutragen. Wenn ich z.B. einen Termin von 14 – 16 Uhr habe, dort aber 30 Minuten Anfahrt habe, soll ich geblockt sein von 13:30 – 16:30 Uhr. Momentan muss ich den Termin genau so eintragen und mir irgendwo “14:00 Uhr” notieren wann der Termin wirklich beginnt.
I would like to have an option in the calendar to enter the arrival time directly at "Out of Home". If I have an appointment from 14-16 clock, but there have 30 minutes drive, I should be blocked from 13:30 - 16:30 clock. At the moment I have to enter the date exactly and write down somewhere "14:00 o'clock" when the appointment really starts.
Having this feature would minimize people being late to meetings. And, save me about 3 minutes per meeting invite due to not needing to create a calendar event prior to and after the meeting invite to allow for travel.
Astrid Sjökvist commented
Komplettera en bokad tid med restider.
Ska man på ett möte på annan plats så vill man ange tiden för mötet men kunna blocka av restiden i kalendern samtidigt.
John Duckmanton commented
FYI Apple Mac & iPhone Calendar appointments have this feature already if you want to understand better how to implement something like this.
Benno Spielmann commented
This would be extremely practical and has long been expected by many. Integrate GPS travel time as an option and not as a fixed feature because this function could also be used to block time frames for switching between meeting rooms and for pre- and post-processing.
Ryan Mills commented
We have several employees who would benefit greatly from this. Please add this simple feature, Microsoft!!!