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.
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.
Sarah Green commented
This should also apply to meetings that you have been invited to!
Klaus Krämer commented
Same for changing recurring meetings!
Simply do it like Goggle Calendar does!
Klaus Krämer commented
Simply make it as easy to handle as Google Calendar does! Give us a choice whether to change / delete
- all occurencies
- future occurencies (new feature)
- single occurencies
The issue can't solved changing the end-date to a day after the last meeting because outlook would reset all the past according to the last meeting dates and timing. We need to keep track of the past because several events of the series might have been changed.
Really need one more option as mentioned by Daniel so to define a specific time range when cancelling a recurrent meeting.
Is Microsoft team working on it? I see this issue recurrent in several forums.
Juval Ahron commented
This is mission critical, as sometimes the past occurrences should not change and should not be removed. For example: to be able and trace your actions for legal issues: Calendar is something people go back to when they suppose to testify on past events that occurred. Inability to trace the past, might lead to suing Microsoft for removing past data trace...
Simon Fleming commented
This is so frustrating. It is such an obvious and necessary functionality.
When deleting a recurring calendar event, provide the option to "Delete this and following events", so that previous events that have already happened remain on the calendar.
The workaround is changing the end-date of the occurrence to a day after the last meeting. This way it cancels the remaining occurrences and leaves all of the old ones...
William Hilsum commented
YES YES YES YES...
This is such a problem, it's beyond a joke - had a 2 year weekly meeting with no end date...
Some meetings in the schedule were deleted, some were changed as individual edits...
We then needed to change the date and the organiser sent an update - I accidently accepted from iOS and the entire history was deleted, but, the same would have happened in Outlook and has happened to me on many occasions.
We need the ability - Server level - not just Outlook to lock all past/completed entries by default so any sort of change only affects future appointments.