Add additional Calendars to the To-Do Bar
Add additional Calendars to the To-Do Bar.
Outlook 2016 only allows you to view the events located in your default calendar in your to-do bar. Having a feature to add multiple calendars overlapped in the to-do bar calendar would provide a better understanding of my daily schedule. One particular calendar I'd like to add to the to-do bar viewing is a shared calendar so using only categorize to filter is not a viable option.
Having a feature like this would allow for an easier way to view your schedule at a glance in the to-do bar.
S George commented
This feature would be invaluable in saving time checking every day. The difference in color coding the calendars combined in the to-do-bar would satisfy that at-a-glance need.
Mario Wilhelm commented
Workaround for Windows 10: Not clean integration, but works.
Open the 'Calendar' windows store app that comes with the Windows 10 install. Add the accounts with the calendars you want. (I turned off the e-mail sync in the settings, already getting the e-mails in Outlook)
Grab the side of the Calendar app and shrink its width as much as possible. The view will change to 'Agenda' which will show a similar view as the To-Do Bar in Outlook, but with all of the calendars overlapping.
I then snapped Outlook, and the Calendar app side by side, and shrunk the Calendar app as much as possible. I then closed the To-Do Bar in Outlook to save space.
Again, not clean, but works for me! (until Microsoft figures out they can add the same feature to Outlook)
It would be nice to create an additional calendar, where when you send a meeting from it will still tally the responses from the attendees. Currently this future is only available on the default calendar setting.
The Calendar option in the To Do Pane should be set to exclude the Date Navigator. It takes up too much space and would be more helpful instead to have a preview of the appointments only for the next two weeks.
I want too keep my specific calendars open, but these visibility settings are gone once I click the "Open in New Window" menu. I don't see any reason that it should be designed so.
Please, please add a multiple calendar feature to the To Do view!!
Yes this is VERY NEEDED!!!!
Yes please. I have 5 calendars to manager when working with so many different client and MS exchange account.
Same here....typically have 4 to 5 active calendars. Overlay in the TO-DO Bar would be a HUGE for me.
Johnathan Baird commented
When outlook starts up, the calendar which starts out as selected always defaults away from my personal calendar. I have created many meetings by accident on our company's "Out of Office" calendar because of this issue.
Steven Bastille commented
I need to use multiple calendars. (one for work, one for personal, one for my wife, etc.) I love the quick view of the day that the to-do pane provides, but it only show's the default calendar. It would be helpful if we could adjust what is displayed there.
Michael Mannion commented
I have three calendars whose appointments I need to view simultaneously. In the Calendar view, I can check the box for each calendar to do this.
Unfortunately, when I close and re-open Outlook, only my default calendar is visible again. I would like to have a way for Outlook to automatically open multiple calendars when I start the app. Perhaps it could remember which calendars were open the last time I closed the app, or maybe there would be a setting where I could choose the calendars to open.
Note that Outlook does seem to remember the previously-visible calendars if I work in one Outlook window. I have multiple monitors, though, and keep a second, full-screen Calendar window open on one of them (in main Outlook window, in lower-left corner, right-click the calendar icon and click "Open in New Window"). Oddly, this dedicated calendar view always reverts to a single, default calendar being visible.
Having recently started a new project with a separate Office 365 account / calendar, I've come close to missing a few meetings because of this issue.
The calendar in the To-Do pane only shows the events of the default calendar but most people have more than one calendar e.g. by having multiple accounts added to Outlook. It would be great to be able to select the Calendars that are displayed in the To-Do Bar in a merged view e.g. the "Today" or "Tomorrow" item should show the events of all selected calendars in chronological order.