Recurring meetings: Option to end recurrence and preserve prior meeting occurrences
I'd prefer to keep the history of my past tasks and whereabouts, so I would like an option to "remove only future meetings in this series"
Provide a feature to cancel a recurring meeting with future meetings only and don't lose the history on the Calendar.
Ken Sim commented
Doesn't changing the end date of a recurring meeting series solve this issue? If a meeting series was originally scheduled to end in 2021, updating to this week should retain existing meetings and only cancel future ones, right?
Please improve this. I think google calendar has got this spot on. Just try to end a series there and you'll know what I mean. It cancels any future events but keeps the history as is. As one would expect.
This is not up to today's standards=
Also, it should be easy to do: In google cal you can use your mouse to move a reoccurring event over a day or more, it asks you if you want to move a single event or a series and you hit yes and you are done. You don't have to open the series and puzzle out how to fix this take a bunch of time.
It really should be up to the recipient what gets removed from their OWN calendar. It should NOT be up to the organiser to remove entries (and possible notes I kept in the invite) from my calendar.
I like the idea of being able to KEEP a record of what I was doing.
yes, i need that too. i want to keep the history for the 100 meetings i already did. but now, things are changing and a new person will take over my role and will join the meetings. if i decline the recurring invite, the history will disappear, too. that's sad.
Frederic Bastien CA commented
The web version have it. So the software should also have it.
It would be nice to have the default series delete ask to cancel only future occurrences (default) or a separate delete of historical occurrences which could be optionally executed or not by each invitee.
I would LOVE this feature. Maintaining a record of previous appointments is essential and having to cancel every instance of future meetings individually is cumbersome. You would have through that this would be something that would have been looked at a while ago. It seems like such a no-brainer.
Agree that this is a sorely lacking feature that other systems have. Please, Microsoft... implement the ability to cancel future instances of a recurring meeting without affecting past instances!
Adrian Wilson commented
Please add a feature to Pause/Suspend Meeting Series Occurrence. My company has times when regularly scheduled meetings must be put on hold for a few weeks and then resumed as is after. The ability to suspend/pause the occurrence until a later date would be helpful.
There used to be a work-around on Outlook WebMail that has since disappeared. Please bring this back or address this somehow - this issue gives me nightmares!!!
Please please please!!
I really need this. It's uncomfortable to have the choice between
(a) keep deleting single instances ... every week... forever
(b) delete the entire series, which messes up my past history by removing all the past meetings that I have attended.
Yes! This is a feature I've been requesting for the last 13 or so years! It's one of the most obvious omissions in the feature set!
Why haven't you fixed this? I see comments here going back to 2016. I can only assume that the same complaint existed in prior versions as well.
Why isn't this a thing yet? The amount of extra work the absence of this feature creates is remarkable. Having to change individual instances of a year-long series of biweekly meetings is a terrible use of my time, not to mention the opportunities for error that doing so creates. If you CAN'T do it, please just say so.
David and Annelize Roberts commented
This challenge has been around for years. The old work-around of cancelling the future meetings on my Palm ( remember thos devices) has unfortunately disappeared in the mists of time. PLEASE provide the functionality.
The real challenge is that the meeting has been set up by someone else.
It's ridiculous and really poor engineering to create a calendaring software that does not allow one to modify the series to delete future recurring meetings without affecting those in the past. Fix it!
Our workplaces are dynamic and our meeting scheduling tools should accommodate this - please enable canceling future instances of a recurring meeting with NO IMPACT on the past.