Provide an option to automatically set an Out Of Office message in Microsoft Outlook 2016 if a meeting in Calendar is set to Out Of Office
Provide an option to automatically set an Out Of Office message in Microsoft Outlook 2016 as soon as a meeting in Calendar is set to Out Of Office.
Would be great to see such feature come to life.
Please make this happen!! Due to my abnormal working hours, my "weekends" often fall during the week with an irregular interval.
This would improve my outlook experience immensely.
Will Microsoft do here something? or is this just an idea pending since more than two years?
Patricia LEROY commented
Déclencher automatiquement un out-office quand on est "absent du bureau" dans l'agenda
Automatically trigger an out-office when you are "out of the office" in the agenda
Avoir la possibilité de déclencher automatiquement un “out of office” pour les créneaux dans le calendrier où on a mis “absent du bureau”. Cela évitera de le faire pour chaque déplacement et ainsi ne pas oublier de prévenir les contacts
Have the ability to automatically trigger an "out of office" for slots in the calendar where we put "out of office". This will avoid doing it for each trip and so do not forget to prevent contacts
Amazing - Such a simple thing and yet still not available in the Microsoft world.
Looked into rules but these only work for specific days. Would be great to allow users to set an auto reply when you block out time in your schedule and mark it as out of Office. There are a LOT of companies that have part time workers and turning the rule on and off each time is not very efficient and easy to forget.
When you are shown as out of office on your calendar Outlook should automatically trigger out of office replies to e-mails received.
M Swartout commented
Make it so that when My Calendar says I am "out of office" the email out of office reply is automatically turned on.
Pepper Bushman commented
YES, yes, yes! A thousand times YES! Out of Office should have options similar to calendar events where recurrence could be selected/deselected as desired. When specific recurrence is selected, users should be able to finitely specify that they want the system to auto-apply Out-of-Office (and any associated rules) within the specified recurrence, whether that is every week day from 5PM until 5AM the following day and all weekends or whatever their preference is. When you work for a company that has an expectation of its employees to set their out of office DAILY when they aren't at work, having this feature would be a HUGE bonus. At least 70% of the people I work with forget to set their OOO daily - and that's probably a very conservative estimate.
damien lebreuilly commented
Plus one for me. I work part time and being forced to properly set up OOO each week is annoying.
Ideally I'd like:
- an option that I can check to chose an OOO message template when I mark an appointment as OOO. (because I don't want to use the same for business trips as for part-time days off or vacation)
- a specific placeholder in a message template that will be replaced by the date at which the OOO finishes (including timezone, as I work internationally). This would help tremendously setting up OOO messages on recurring appointments.
This would be an excellent enhancement. Not sure why Microsoft hasn't done this already.
This has been a great idea since ..... yet nothing done yet??
Especially needed for large corporations!
Please don't forget the Mac....
At my office, people expect us to create an appointment to let people know that we will be out-of-the-office. The appointment sent to my team and interested parties indicates that I am out and will show on their calendar, but it does not show up as "out-of-office" for them. They also want us to create ANOTHER appointment that is only on my calendar that shows that I am out-of-the-office.
People always get this wrong. They end up sending out an appointment that makes everyone's calendar appear to be "out-of-office" or "busy". They also request responses. (You never want to see responses accepting your vacation appointment.) They also often remember to only do one of the two appointments. In that case, people don't see that they are out-of-the-office on their own calendars or they don't appear to be out-of-office when you look for them in Skype.
The WORST thing is when someone sends me a calendar event to let me know that they will be out-of-the office and they leave a 15-minute reminder on their event. When that happens, my phone plays an alarm at 15 minutes till midnight and wakes me.
I want to be able to save default settings for my out-of-office instances. I also want the out-of-office settings to kick in with an automated email response based on my calendar setting.
When I select dates that I will be out-of-office, I would like Outlook to do the following:
1. Send my team and other parties a calendar invite that will show that I am out-of-office on THEIR calendar. This invite will not have a reminder. It will not request a response from recipients. It will show the time as "Available" on their calendar.
2. Create an invite on my calendar that shows i am out-of-the-office on my own calendar.
3. Create an entry in a list of upcoming days I have marked as time-off that will automatically switch my email response to say I am out-of-office for the time marked in my calendar and show my default message.
Bod Pod commented
When a calendar entry is marked as ooo, show an option to set ooo email during this period and edit the standard ooo text.
Yep, when setting the Out of Office event, I would like a tab or function that allows me to set the Out of Office replies in advance. Those would be based on my normal O.of.O template, and it would let me amend it immediately. Then I would not have to bother setting it when the event comes up at a later date. Thank you!
Yep, when setting the Out of Office event, I would like a tab or function to allow me to set the Out of Office replies in advance. Those would be based on my normal O.of.O template, and it would let me amend it immediately. Then I would not have to bother setting it when it is time for the event. Thank you!
Jeff Leonard commented
Been wanting this for a looooong time! This would be an AWESOME feature! Especially if you can not only set it for OOO, but also for Busy status (i.e.: I am currently away from my desk but will respond as soon as I return.). Hopefully Microsoft will listen to the users and push this out in an update. :)
Elissa Garber commented
When a time off request is approved through ADP, this is reflected as "out of office" on Outlook