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.
Andrew McKenzie commented
Outlook, please add this feature. This really should be a no-brainer. A checkbox to select "Travel Time" which will populate a drop down list just like the start and end time of a meeting. I would be inclined to use this and the app more, if this was an option.
Austin Toews commented
This would make a HUGE difference to my work life and let my team know that I'm not available ten minutes before a meeting. Some times I'm travelling an hour or more to get to a meeting.
Kanogo Njuru commented
Allowing for adding travel time to any meeting will provide a true picture of once availability.
Beth Bartel commented
Allow recipients of calendar invitations to add travel time
This is basic stuff. Please add this functionality.
Rick Dustin commented
This has been in here for 3-1/2 years. Is it that difficult to incorporate/program?
Charles Belov commented
This is also helpful that if the meeting time is moved, the travel time would be moved along with it. Of course, travel time needs to be individual to each invitee (and travel time may need to be adjusted by time of day if a meeting changes from mid-day to peak hour). But just having it would be helpful.
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.