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.
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 on Filter…
Click on the “Advanced Tab”
Click on the Field Drop Down – All Mails Field – “Message Class”
You should have condition as “Contains” .. in Value field type … “IPM.Appointment”
Click to Add to List (below value)
• Click OK on dialog containing Columns & Filter button
• Make sure “Calendar” view you created is selected and click on “Apply View”
• By the way, you can use “Change View” to “Compact” to get back to normal look of the Deleted Items folder
I had to cancel a meeting today, but then later realised need to revert it and reschedule it.
Jennifer Borri commented
This is an essential feature to have in the workaround is not acceptable. We migrated from GSuite and this is the only feature I miss from Gmail. I am expected to accept or decline a meeting and not just leave them all as tentative, but I can't decline any meetings or else they are removed from my calendar and in our fast pace organization, meetings and priiorities shift so what I decline today, I might need to accept tomorrow!!!
That work around of course won't work in web version, but is quite complicated. Really surprising this hasn't been done. It can happen often that you decline a meeting and then something changes and you can make it.. but it should still appear in your calendar as declined (unless you want to remove it) so that you can see it if things change. And change is the only thing consistent in life.
Just a simple thought for a workaround - instead of declining, accept as tentative. then you're not committed, but it will still populate your calendar. Alternately, if I recall correctly if you delete the invite without responding, it will have kind of a shadow entry in your calendar. So it will still be visible, but won't show as accepted.
This would be incredibly helpful to use the same functionality that Google has for their calendar app. Simply a strikethrough in the text for the invite, dim it and keep it on your calendar.
Maybe allowing the user to turn on/off this feature?
Please do it...!
The Deleted items workaround would not be very effective in my organization, because we set a 3-day retention policy on deleted items. I would really value the ability to see declined invitations to reconsider my decision to attend. In practice what I end up doing is never declining a meeting but rather responding Tentative to anything I don't intend to attend. I miss Google Calendar's functionality for showing declined invitations.
Stephen Fettig commented
We need to be able to see all calendar invitations that have been declined.
Alexandros Alexandrakis commented
Microsoft - please address the feature re
Very frustrated with:
1. workaround doing nothing for single instances of re-occuring meetings
2. the fact that this rather basic function is apparently not even being looked at
This has the 2nd-highest number of votes accross the whole feedback system. But the team seems to be working on some rather obscure features with little demand. Why give the option to vote for ideas, it those votes have no influence on which features are being implemented?
I like many want to see a declined meeting on my calendar in a watermark gray. If decline can’t be adjusted can you add a “not attending” That shows on the calendars like tentative?
I appreciate the effort for the workaround and it does function, to a point. However, it does not address the problem of recurring appointments from which individual instances have been declined. I can find no way to recover a single instance other than having the host send it again. I'll be switching to Tentative instead of Decline until there's a full resolution to this problem.
This is basic functionality that should exist with a check box. This exists in GSuite. A work around is ****.
I set meetings I can't attend, but want visibility to, as Tentative. PLEASE make an option to see declined meetings in the calendar.
Douglas Adams commented
TWENTY PAGES of people looking for this feature going back at least to 2016. Some on, Microsoft, this is a basic calendar feature
Douglas Adams commented
I never decline meetings anymore. They are all set to tentative, because I still want to see that they are happening and have resources from the meeting available. Please make it so that declined meetings can still be shown on the calendar.
To have the possibility of seeing or not the meetings refused in the agenda (with a special diplayed aspect for example, in grey or something else).
Give the option that I can still see the declined meetings on my calendar, so even if I am not attending the meeting I can still remember that it is still running.
spell check please
It would be great if the meeting room calendar would indicate the item which is declined.
Currently, only meeting organizer can see the declined reply from the meeting room as it doesn’t have enough availability. We concern that other users may not find the declined meeting and they could still plan it as an active meeting. So, it would be great if the declined meeting would be visualized with a strike-out line etc, in the meeting room calendar.