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).
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?
...a bit blown away that this isn't resolved yet.
Stephen Wire commented
Not being able to used the desktop version of Outlook to connect to the shared Family Calendar on Outlook.com is ridiculous. I work all day with desktop Outlook open, I don't want to also have a browser open to Outlook.com just so I can see what is on the family's schedule. Fix this Microsoft.
Marco Mundhenk commented
Paying for an O365 subscription and having to use the free calendar app on desktop to add and change family events is... hard to find proper words for that. I guess "joke" fits most...
It’s tragic that the booking issue in family calendar has not been fixed after such a long time. Last promise was a year ago! What is the actual status? Since it works in the Outlook app on the phone it can’t be such a big case to make it work on any platform.
Is there a way for me as a user to temporarily get around the problem by using the file explorer to change the authority? Just give me a name of the calendar object and the place where to find it. Please!
Furthermore, when bookings are added to family calendar, they are saved with notification only in the unit of origin. In the other accounts they are displayed without notification.
Simon Roe commented
This is such a basic feature and no news for 3 years - come on Microsoft this is a bit of a joke now.
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