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).
Cullin Wible commented
Microsoft - when are you going to fix this? It's a joke that you create a "Family Calendar" that is shared, but can't be used from the desktop. Perhaps its time to start asking for refunds.
is there any news about this function?
Luis Perez commented
How possible this has not been fixed yet? 3 yrs in the works??
Looks like the developer forgot about this requirement.
It's July 2019, a year after promise and not a word from Microsoft. What the heck? And what were you (Microsoft) thinking to not link the family calendar (and, really, all outlook features) between outlook desktop and outlook online from the outset. This is so basic. Do you have any real users over there or is it just a bunch of 15 year old programmers in a dark basement? Come on, man.
Is there any workaround available???
Thomas K. commented
Pleas keep me informed if You ever do anything about it.Thnk You
Mike E commented
Hi, any progress with the fix for updating on the PC ? It's very frustrating having to use the phone every time
Stephen W commented
Where does this stand?
Thanks Microsoft, I was really eager to use the family calendar only to find out its completely broken in Outlook. Way to half - it.
Wow, has this fix been abandoned? So much for customer focus!
Jamie D commented
Admin comment was over 1 year ago - what's the latest progress on this?
I've just migrated my entire family from icloud (which has a great shared family calendar).... to discover this!? So absolutely frustrated that such a basic feature is missing. Come on Microsoft!
Enzo Contini commented
The problem still exist … :-(
Kyle Krajnyak commented
This is very annoying. I hate having to go to Outlook on the web just to create an event for the family calendar.
Good idea about the "family calendar", I really thought the O365 solution and the calendar possibilities would help us to plan daily family life. Together with onenote and to-do it really looked complete and made us jump on the O365 subscription.
Activities that affects family life often pops up during work, often by email to both work or private email accounts that are configured in my Desktop Outlook client. This email information I need to efficiently transfer into calendar bookings in the Family calendar but is not possible.
However, adding or editing events in the family calendar is not possible. This is really limiting and affects overall perceived value of service.
Please fix this ASAP in order to enabling paying customers to gain the value of products that they thought was possible.
Can't use this calendar option if the wife can't use Outlook to do it. No way she is going to log into office.com
I am having the same problem. Is anyone for the Outlook team looking at this or are we just being forgotten about?
Has this case has been abandoned by MS ? Looks like it......
Andrew Macaulay commented
What's happening with this? Last update was over a year ago and still not possible!