Change ownership of calendar event in Outlook 2016
Sometimes the owner of a meeting (or, more often, meeting series) is on vacation or changes jobs; it would be nice if they could assign ownership of an instance (for vacation) or the full series (for job changes) to someone else. Also provide an option to create a meeting on someone's behalf without being included in the meeting.
We need it !
Yami Gada commented
Very much needed.
Meeting invites when you are not the meeting creator
Gabriela Castano commented
Be able to pass on the organizer role to someone else. I am in charge of some already scheduled meetings since someone left our offices and I'd like to become organizer of those reoccurring meetings.
Nick Roberts commented
If I arrange a meeting or a set of recurring meetings, but then have to drop out - it either has to be left with all of the issues about subsequent updates etc. or has to be cancelled and re-arranged by someone else, with all of the additional effort that that entails. Why isn't there a type of update to the invite where I can re-assign ownership to someone alse?
Cara Carr commented
I schedule lots of meetings for VPs and above in my organization, but I still have a calendar of my own. It would be great if I could send meetings and exclude myself from being a required participant.
I know your next suggestion is to click in the calendar of someone else and send the meeting from them. Well that's is NOT a solution. I don't have access to every VP's calendar, and I certainly don't need it. I also don't want meetings to come from one of the VPs; I'd still like it to come from me. I just want to make it so I have the option to exclude the event from my calendar if I so choose.
Yes I agree, do add in the feature of being able to change ownership of meeting invites.
Ian McWilliams commented
I am leaving my current position and am responsible for several recurring meetings on the calendar. There is no way for me to promote one of the attendees to meeting organizer, which should be a simple fix for a seamless transition. Please add this feature.
Kuhle Socke commented
please add this feature asap.
Vitorelli Franco commented
É possível transferir o controle de organizador da reunião para outra pessoa? Porque sem ser o organizador não é possível checar o controle
Is it possible to transfer meeting organizer control to someone else? Because without being the organizer it is not possible to check the control
Gostaria de sugerir opção de transferir o controle de organizador da reunião para outra pessoa, não achei esse recurso nas buscas aqui e pela web … então acho que não tem, e assim ajudaria muito.
Pois no meu caso a pessoa que fez uns 10 invites para as próximas saiu da empresa.
E um jeito que da trabalho e recopiar todos os invites dele e reenviar o conteúdo.
uso o Office 365 aqui na empresa com 12 contas.
I would suggest option to transfer the organizer control of the meeting to someone else, I did not find this feature in searches here and the web… so I don't think so, and so would help a lot.
For in my case the person who made about 10 invites for the next left the company.
It's a way of working and recopying all his invites and resubmitting the content.
I use Office 365 here at the company with 12 accounts.
Therese Johansson commented
Please add this feature asap!
Ondrej Doubek commented
As Project Manager I am planning and setting up a lot of meeting for and on behalf of stakeholder all across the company.
My tasks include contacting all participants, "negotiating" a suitable date, booking a meeting room or venue, plus additional services, sharing necessary documents, and even pre-creating meeting notes and sharing a link to those.
With that my involvement often ends. In many cases I am not even attending those meetings.
Whenever the actual host of the meeting wants to make any changes, like updating the agenda, etc., he/she always needs to go through me, which adds an unnecessary extra loop.
This shortcoming becomes especially apparent with recurring meetings, which can go over many month, even years. During that time the host may change, even from meeting to meeting,, the agenda always need updates, etc.
As soon as the original organizer, who may have set up this meeting half a year ago, is absent (e.g. vacation), the actual host will not be able to make changes/updates to this meeting.
If there would be a possibility to assign the role of "Organizer" with all its abilities to another participant (with their approval, of course) the original organizer would not have to stay the proxy between the meeting host and the other participants.
P.S: Please do not suggest to use "Delegations" for this.
Delegations work for personal assistants etc. that have "power of attorney type" access to their bosses mailboxes.
It is useless in this case, as it would require everybody in the whole company to be a "Delegate" of everybody else- at least for the calendar parts!
Add this feature. Another vote up.
Michael W commented
It would be nice if Outlook became more like Google calendar.
Ankit Goyal commented
This is similar to what I came here to request, We also need an ability to do the above plus if possible can we add functionality to create an additional co-owner for a meeting as well so that if the original organiser is away without notice or urgent leave secondary owner can take over and update the meeting.
Angela Mathews commented
please add this feature asap.
Eric Cozzone commented
Please add this feature! It would have come in handy for numerous events that I've coordinated/facilitated.
Mark Fairmaid commented
Incredible that the ability to change the organiser is not a feature. It needs to happen urgently.
Mary Pelikan commented
Yes this is very needed. I manage about 10 calendars at once. Meetings are often in the default calendar, I would like to change this with a simple modifications. Please make this a priority.
Michele Bogs commented
Another vote for this very needed feature. When coworkers leave and in our case an Executive Secretary, its a messy process when we need to change a meeting or cancel one.