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  1. Working from home option - Calendar

    It would be great to be able to show working from home in Calendar. However it needs to be also shown as 'free' so meetings can be booked normally. This will allow visibility to all persons who can see your calendar. They will know whether to book a Teams or face to face meeting for example

    156 votes
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  2. Add bbc to calendar invites

    Can there be a proper way to add recipients as a bcc to meeting invites. Currently you can add as a resource, but they don't stay bcc'd when you forward on the calendar to invite more people. For large meetings where you don't want to register at that stage, it's nearly impossible to do.

    96 votes
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  3. Bcc Functionality for ZOOM invitations

    Outlook needs to have Bcc functionality for ZOOM invitations. if I want to send a mass invitation out without losing ZOOM's full functionality I cannot do so without sharing everyone's email addresses in a public way. It's 2020 and this application functions like its in Vista.

    204 votes
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  4. Return family calendar to Outlook Desktop

    Return the use of the Outlook Family Calendar to the Outlook Desktop App for Windows.

    51 votes
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  5. Automatically block of 15 minutes before and after each meeting

    It is my manual task to always block some time before and after meetings, lot's of extra clicking in Outlook. I would love to see a feature or someone explain to me how I can tell Outlook, to by default make my meetings appear to start 15 minutes earlier and stop 15 minutes later, than they actually do, so no one can book back to back through my entire schedule.

    431 votes
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  6. Different Timing per Attendee within One Calendar Invite

    IDEA: Be able in the "Scheduling assistant" option of Outlook calendar invites to adapt start and end time per attendee ==> Outlook invite will then be sent with the same content for all attendees but only block the exact hours in their calendar!

    Background:
    My outlook agenda can end up messy due to many corporate meetings where I only need to join part of the session. I end up with big invites in the calendar (multiple hours) and need to manually click the invites to see at what time I'm expected to join. Reminder of the meeting is sent for…

    141 votes
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  7. Enable an option to display declined meetings

    Enable an option to display declined meetings in teh calendar (in settings). Often initially one is not available for a meeting, but then due to changes of schedule might be able to join, but since that meeting is not displayed in calendar, simply forgets about that. I found that option very helpful in Google mail that we used up to now in the company.

    6,550 votes
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    Hello all,

    While this request is being reviewed for future consideration please try this workaround solution:

    • Click on the Deleted Items Folder
    • Click on View tab on the command bar
    • Choose “Change View – Manage View” command on the command bar
    • Click “New” in the right to create a new
    • Name the view “Calendar”
    • Pick the Day/Week/Month “type of view”
    • Click OK. Now you should get dialog that lets you customize the view.
    • Now click on Columns –
    Change the select available fields in bottom-left to All Appointments Fields
    Select the “Start” field on the left and Click Start → on the right.
    Select the “End” field on the left and Click End → on the right.
    Click OK
    • Click on Filter…
    Click on the “Advanced Tab”
    Click on the Field Drop Down – All Mails Field – “Message Class”
    You…

  8. Bulk-modify only future events of a recurring calendar event (i.e. "archive"/"freeze" past events).

    It is helpful to have a record of past events/meeting as they happened.
    Currently, modifying a recurring event (e.g. moving a team meeting from Tuesdays to Thursdays) will change all occurrences, past and future, which means the record of previous events is lost/not accurate.
    When modifying a recurring event, users usually want to implement a change "from now on", so at the very least they should be given the option to modify (a) single event, (b) future occurrences, (c) all occurrences.
    See Google calendar for implementation.

    294 votes
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  9. The ability to have an email reminder for a calendar event

    Be able to set an email reminder for an event in your calendar

    213 votes
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  10. Add BCC, CC as well as FYI field to meeting requests in Outlook 2016 and enhance the functionality by including it in Teams Meeting.

    I would like the option to send meetings requests with BCC, CC so all information about all invitees is not shared with everyone that is invited

    Also, Outlook calendar entries need BCC, CC – without showing these and need to extend them to Skype as well as Microsoft Teams Meetings.

    5,612 votes
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  11. End of occurrence reminder

    When you reach the end of an occurrence series, it would be helpful to have a reminder/notification that this is the last event of this series so that you can add/extend additional dates in the series if needed.

    30 votes
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  12. Contact ONLY Individuals who have not replied to a meeting request

    You should be able to (under tracking) easily email or reach out to those who have not responded to an outlook invite to a meeting request. The only way I see it can be done now, is to hand extract those individuals and resend a new meeting request.

    1,096 votes
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  13. Follow-up meeting button

    Create an option for quickly generating follow-up meetings that let a facilitator schedule a new meeting in the future with the same information as the old meeting. It could prompt for a location, time, and date update while retaining the previous meeting's content like an email thread.
    Thanks for considering!

    54 votes
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  14. Scheduled Automatic Replies

    Connect the Automatic Reply function to Calendar. Currently they are separate features. Users should be able to schedule automatic replies to occur during a scheduled time that aligns with calendar appointments. If I make a doctor's appointment 3 months in the future, or I schedule PTO in the future, I will block my schedule with an appointment and set the status to "Out of Office". I should have the option to schedule automatic email replies at the same time, so that when that day comes my schedule shows out of office and my automatic replies are enabled. Currently it has…

    19 votes
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  15. Option to cancel some meetings in a recurring invite

    Whenever we cancel a recurring meeting , each time it as "only this meeting " or whole series.

    It would be good to have an option where it allows us to select some number of meeting invites.

    For Example: If a recurring meeting is sent for 3 weeks. and if user want to cancel the meeting for 1 week , the popup should have option to select from and to dates and to cancel all 5 days meeting invite at once.

    39 votes
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  16. Outlook New Meeting Location - Easy autocomplete previous Geolocation used

    Previous Office updates allow users to be able to select the new meeting location's history, sort of like an autocomplete feature where in users can use the up-and-down keys on their keyboard to select the previously used location for their past meeting when creating a new event in Outlook calendar. Since organization don't user Resource mailbox (Rooms), we relay on the Geolocation search. Now that users are in Office 365 Apps for Business version 2006 - with Windows 10 version 2004 build, this feature is no longer available.

    11 votes
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  17. 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.

    3,482 votes
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  18. Color Code Events in Calendar

    Like in Google Calendar, you can color-code all of your events. Why not do it for Outlook as well? This would be a nice feature to have.

    13 votes
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  19. Recurring Meeting series ending alert

    It would be really helpful to get an alert when the last meeting of a series (recurring meeting) is approaching or about to start. I have many meetings that I set for a year that can end mid-year and not realize they've ended so I can either continue them or start a new series/recurrence meeting. I support 12 calendars for 12 executives and it would be a great tool to have so I can keep such meetings scheduled or at least alert the meeting owner to see if it should be continued.

    8 votes
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  20. Enable an option to re-accept declined meetings that are part of a series.

    Add an option to be able to accept individual meetings which are part of a larger series after the individual meeting has been previously declined. It is possible to find a deleted invite for an individual meeting and re-accept it, but there seems to be no way to re-accept a declined meeting which is part of a series.

    37 votes
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