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 think it is important to clarify that when MS finally gets their sh*t together and fixes this, the fix HAS to include the ability for receiving updates to meetings that they had previously declined. You know, like EVERY OTHER calendar program that exists. I don't care about seeing declined meetings in my calendar if will not also get updates for said meeting.
Also, as others have said, your proposed "work around" is nothing more than an embarrassing response. It doesn't actually work - and even if it did - it wouldn't solve the issue of wanting to receive updates on meetings that you needed to previously decline..
Agree, this workaround is waste of time. Just showing deleted items in my case (not even declined ones).
Declined meetings to stay in the calendar i.e. once you decline a meeting it still shows in the calendar with a different profile line, so one knows what is still happening.
Alina Miehe commented
Meetings which has been declined are gone from the calender. If the original invitation is deleted from the deleted items there is no way to get the meeting back into the calender. Therefore I would like to have the options to show even declined meetings in the calender. If is is a re-occuring meeting, there is no change to find the original invitation.
Mikkel Birkeland commented
Please enable to show a declined meeting on your calendar. Today you can only show accepted or tentative meetings on your calendar.
Declined meetings can be good to keep in order to be kept up-to-date on when what meeting is taking place.
And that workaround 'solution' just added to my wasted time. It gives a 'calendar' view of all (?) declined appointments. Like I need another calendar view to monitor... . Would have been wiser to respond there is no solution.
Oskar Nordh commented
A declin meeting and add to calender option when dealing with invites. Alot of times I have conflikting meetings. Alot of them I want/need to know when they are iven if I decline. Things may happen and I need to change my priorisation.
By having the option to att ct calender even when declining would be make my work less complicated.
Outlook should not delete a declined meeting from my calendar. It should be left there with some type of transparency or something showing it was declined but not send notifications like an event that is accepted. There is always a chance that I have a cancellation or something and can attend a meeting. With the current setup, I have to really dig to find the original invite.
What a pain to force the users to find back declined meetings in the deleted items folder in case you change your mind or your availability...
I see a lot of value in being able to refer back to a declined meeting to watch the recording, for example, or view the MS Teams meeting notes. Please add a feature to enable this use case.
Itit would be nice if the rejected meetings remain visible in the outlook calendar. This would make it possible to accept them afterwards but also to keep an overview of the meetings planned in the team.
I think it is just a bug not to see meetings I declined. For me it is very important to let my team know I won't participate, and at the same time see that the meeting is there in the calendar, with agenda, etc.
This work around doesn't seem to work. At the second step it says click on view tab. This does not exist on the browser version.
Realistically I just need to be able to see declined meetings so that I know what is on within the organisation and can accept if I become available.
Carlos Gonzalez commented
Please show declined items on calendar! Thank you!
Please allow declined meetings to show on Outlook calendar.
Should be able to see declined meetings in my calendar. (They can be grayed out) That way, if my schedule opens up, I can easily re-accept.
The workaround fails at the 2nd step. There is no View tab. I assume this is because I'm using the browser version.
Please post work-around for browser version!
Also, as everyone says, it's ridiculous that this isn't implemented. Who designed Outlook!?
The work around did not work. I created the view and a known declined instance was still not visible while other declined notices on other days were visible. I had a planned vacation that was cancelled and I needed to recover my work meetings I had declined. I had to rely on colleagues to forward notices back to me so I could join the Teams meetings. I really wish this feature was simple and easily accessible. I've needed it numerous times this year. Could deleted meetings be toggled on and off on the calendar? I know I can keep meetings tentative but it sends organizers an uncertain message and gives me alerts when I'm on vacation and I don't want to be alerted.
Keep declined meetings on calendar
This is a basic function in every other calendar tool I have had to use. Please hurry up and provide it in Outlook. I tried the workaround and it doesn't work for me. Looks like I will really have to get into the guts of Outlook to figure out what is going on. A real time sink.