Option to customize daily work hours in Calendar in Microsoft Outlook 2016
Provide an option to customize daily work hours in the calendar in Microsoft Outlook 2016. Everyone have different working or office timings. It is odd to think that Microsoft Outlook 2016 forces you to use the same work hours as provided in the Microsoft Outlook 2016. Also Calendar should have workday option for scheduling meetings. There is no option currently to set recurring meetings on a specific workday.
The ability to customize daily working hours is a big need for our organization. Our previous email system had it and I was surprised that Outlook did not.
Dakota Young commented
There are some of us that work past midnight. My shift is from 3pm-1:30am. Your calendar settings do not allow me to set this as "the start time happens after the end time." For this reason, I have to put that I leave at 11:30pm as it wont allow me to push it any later than that. So the last few hours of my work day show that I am outside work hours and sometimes hides emails until the following day. This causes a huge issue for me.
If I'm working on different hour depend the day of the week.
Monday-Thursday 7h30 AM to 12h00 PM and 12h30 PM to 4h00 PM
Friday 8h00 AM to 12h00 PM and 1h00 PM to 5h00 PM
How is this still not a thing in 2020, ridiculous.
Add functionality to set overnight work hours without having to change time zones.
The person in charge of this feature obviously doesn't use it...
Martin Boyl-Davis commented
The inability to set work hours for night shift must be changed. this is unacceptable.
Some work schedules vary daily and need a convenient way to input available hours. This needs to be updated, since the original post is over 4 years old. It can be done, there are other products out there that are successful!
Allie Beams commented
We should be able to set our work times as different times: i.e. instead of having every day that is checked be the same times, the day that is "unchecked" could have the option to customize a separate work day.
Maike Wohlers commented
I only work from Monday to Thursday. My colleages send me meeting requests about Fridays. They do not see or get a message, that I do not work on Fridays, but I set it in Outlook in the options. Would be great not needing a serial event on Friday, to get no invitations.
Currently work hours are coded to only allow for work shifts that start after midnight and end before midnight. Overnight (3rd shift) workers do not have the ability to enter their work hours as they receive a message about the start time being after the end time. In today's 24 hour production world there should be an option to show that you are an overnight worker.
I work in night shifts and my colleagues often schedule meetings with me. There is no way for me to define my work hours between 4 PM to 1 AM as Outlook seems to think the end time I entered is after the start time. Please fix this so people working in night shifts can use the feature too.
Please fix this. I do not work the same hours every week. Sometimes I work overnight, sometimes during the day. I really need the ability to enter my schedule for approximately 4 weeks at a time.
Many emails are sent out as I'm heading to bed. This causes a lot of frustration that could easily be avoided if I had the ability to auto-reply that I'm out of the office until 8p or will not be back on for 3-4 days.
Chris Hawkins commented
Please update! I should be able to customize every day of my work week like others have said. Covid has forced many of us to adopt a more flexible work week as I balance work-from-home and now part-time home schooling (*shudder*). It's preposterous that Outlook will not adjust to more easily display this.
Steve Tucker commented
Currently when you set a start time in the PM and work over into the next day the calendar will not accept the times. Change this to be able to show your start and end times.
When work hours are entered, please allow a fixed time zone to be specified, or include an option that doesn't adjust the work hours if I run Outlook in another time zone. I work from home in Oregon, and connect to computers in Dallas every day. If I run Outlook on a Dallas machine, it changes the start time on my computer at home from 8:30 AM to 6:30 AM, causing my calendar to scroll up two hours and allowing people to schedule meetings before my workday has started.
I have to do a split shift, and resume work after baby has gone to sleep.
Can I have split working sessions in a day?
It would be great if admins could set irregular work days (Saturdays and Sundays) for users at once in the Outlook calendar at once as sometimes we need to schedule shifts on weekends randomly.
Office 365 Japan Support Team commented
Currently it is possible to register the first week and the third week as regular items, but the 5th week cannot be set as a regular item. I would like to be able to set the 5th week as a regular item.
Ray Albarelli commented
Currently, all versions of Outlook I've used do not allow me to set office hours between 11pm and 7am. It gives up an error that the start time is before the end time. This is terribly inflexible! Please update!