Family Calendars cannot be updated from Outlook Desktop
Using Outlook 2016 for Windows, I cannot add or update events to my Outlook.com family calendar.
The Outlook team is working on this update. We will add support for adding and updating events on family calendars as part of an overall improvement to shared calendars in Outlook.
We will post a subsequent status update when the shared calendar improvements are available for you to use in Outlook. Our current ETA is to begin releasing to subscription customers who are using Outlook 2016 this summer (July 2018).
Mark Taylor commented
22 months past your ETA and no update since then, please can you advise status?
Jens Berkenkamp commented
it´s not possible to see the Family calendar on my Outlook Desktop.
Only possible to see it in the web interface and in the mobile apps.
What do you think About an Integration?
The windows calendar app can do this since a couple of years - but Outlook cannot!!
Can you "copy-paste" this implementation?!
Peter Havrilla commented
Time to switch... There is not even a reasonable workaround.
It is end of March 2020. Can you please pause your work on AI-powered bells and whistles and implement a simple but highly requested feature that you've promised YEARS AGO?
Sean Krulewitch commented
The instructions below for copying to the family calendar don't work either. I am only able to access the Family calendar thru mobile and OWA
Hank Du commented
This is so dumb. i can't believe this isnt fixed yet. OMG. why ship and insist the user adopt a product that is broken?? If it is not due to work, i would have just stuck with bloody Google.
This seems like a major oversight when many people are still using desktop Outlook to manager their calendars whilst at home. Seems that nothing has moved on this for several years. Can we get an update, please?
Sorry Microsoft, but you are a bunch of morons. We pay for office 365, you advertise a family calender, yet you cannot make it work on desktop client. Maybe I should just go with google.
Anyone from Microsoft even following this? If so, eta?
Same problem. I really need to use outlook desktop to edit family calendars. Microsoft, what is the ETA? It wasn't July 2018.
Okko Oulasvirta commented
Anyone at MSFT following this?
Jussi Mäkinen commented
Work around based on MohanNwca posted solution for copying event from one calendar to other on MSFT Community. So first create event in one calendar and then copy it to Family calendar.
1. Create event in personal calendar
2. Double-click to open the event (that I wish to copy)
3. In the new window which pops up, click on the File menu.
4. Click on the 'Move to Folder' button
5. In the dropdown, click on 'Copy yo Folder'.
6. In the 'Copy Itemto' dialog, scroll and select the Family Calendar
7. Press Ok!
Hannes Rempel commented
Working on it since almost 2 years :-(
Are there any results yet?
Vincent Fournier commented
Are there any updates ? We are more than a year after the expected outcome and nothing changed as far as I can see.
Microsoft! You need to sort out family calendars so they can be added and edited by every member when using outlook on a desktop. Its really very basic and you must know that peoples work/life balance is becoming intermingled. From the thread below its surely evidence enough that you have demand for this feature - why is it taking so long. I'm considering moving away from using outlook as an email platform for my business as a result. Please get your staff working on this basic issue urgently.
I still cannot add or update events in my family calendar using desktop outlook 365 or iOS outlook. Is there any ETA? The family calendar is useless if I can't put things on it.
Herman Groenewold commented
When will this be fixed? There is no new development on this matter for 18 months now. What is the current ETA?
Seriously, what is this? I pay version for version and this nonsense persist. You want me to buy licenses for my kids as well?? I am seriously loosing patience. Does non of the developers have families or do you simply not use the feature?
Matt Dubay commented
Is there any update to this yet Outlook team?