Recurring meetings: Option to end recurrence and preserve prior meeting occurrences
I'd prefer to keep the history of my past tasks and whereabouts, so I would like an option to "remove only future meetings in this series"
Provide a feature to cancel a recurring meeting with future meetings only and don't lose the history on the Calendar.
There used to be a work-around on Outlook WebMail that has since disappeared. Please bring this back or address this somehow - this issue gives me nightmares!!!
Please please please!!
I really need this. It's uncomfortable to have the choice between
(a) keep deleting single instances ... every week... forever
(b) delete the entire series, which messes up my past history by removing all the past meetings that I have attended.
Yes! This is a feature I've been requesting for the last 13 or so years! It's one of the most obvious omissions in the feature set!
Why haven't you fixed this? I see comments here going back to 2016. I can only assume that the same complaint existed in prior versions as well.
Why isn't this a thing yet? The amount of extra work the absence of this feature creates is remarkable. Having to change individual instances of a year-long series of biweekly meetings is a terrible use of my time, not to mention the opportunities for error that doing so creates. If you CAN'T do it, please just say so.
David and Annelize Roberts commented
This challenge has been around for years. The old work-around of cancelling the future meetings on my Palm ( remember thos devices) has unfortunately disappeared in the mists of time. PLEASE provide the functionality.
The real challenge is that the meeting has been set up by someone else.
It's ridiculous and really poor engineering to create a calendaring software that does not allow one to modify the series to delete future recurring meetings without affecting those in the past. Fix it!
Our workplaces are dynamic and our meeting scheduling tools should accommodate this - please enable canceling future instances of a recurring meeting with NO IMPACT on the past.
Please Microsoft! Add this feature!
Disappointing that this never even made it into O365. Makes on wonder if this is an "auto-decay" feature to help reduce exchange sizes
Mike Howard commented
It is astonishing that this is not possible. It's essential to keep a record of previous meetings with attendees and agendas.
Cancelling future meetings should not affect the past. This is not rocket science.
I don't understand how this doesn't exist yet.
Vipul Patel commented
Cancelling a meeting series should not remove past occurrences of the series.
When an user cancelling a series, user must explicitly opt for deleting past occurrences in the user interface.
Liz Eves commented
It's quite ridiculous that Microsoft don't have this feature in their calendars. I can do it in my phone!! It is infuriating that in order to cancel all future iterations of a meeting, all previous ones are also deleted.
Microsoft, please sort this out - it is clearly possible as other platforms can do it.
This was possible a few years ago so I do not know why Microsoft would remove such an invaluable tool. PLEAAAAASE BRING IT BACK!
Absolutely add this feature! Calendars are as much a diary as a planner. Why would you not include this feature? Does no one at Microsoft use a calendar to keep track of what they did? Come on! I'm not a Google fan, but this is the best feature of their calendar app.
This is such a desperately required feature, option to change/cancel future occurrences. Why is it taking so long to implement?
The ability to change all future occurrences, but NO past ones on a recurring meeting is so needed! I need to make changes to a recurring event that is nearly a decade old - applying any updates to future occurrences would also change every single past occurrence over the last ten years. There are 100s of single events in the recurring event with individual descriptions, time changes, etc. and all of that data would be lost. It's 2020, we can do better.