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.
Bhupesh Akkineni commented
Outlook must provide the ability to modify a recurring meeting and only future events should be update.
Currently if i modify a recurring meeting i will be given 2 options "Just this one" or " The entire series" , i would suggest to have "Future Events/ Series" .
In the current scenario if i select " The entire series" and change time all my past events time is also updated and if i want to go back and see at what time i have done this meeting in the past system will show wrong information if the meeting time is recently changed. So there should be an option to modify Only Future events so that all my completed meetings are intact with the schedules.
Marcus Macauley commented
I'm amazed that Outlook in 2020 doesn't have this basic feature. As others have pointed out, Google Calendar has had it for years (and probably other services as well). And it's not like Microsoft hasn't received feedback about it. As one example, the question, "How do we delete or modify only future events with Outlook recurring events?" was posted to Microsoft Community in May 2018 and has already prompted 363 people to click "I have the same question":
I don't know why we bother giving feedback like this when Microsoft seems either unaware, indifferent, or unable to implement such basic and widely-requested usability features.
Kerri Mahar commented
Yes, I just wanted to add that Google calendar has had this feature for years. I see the point has already been made. It seriously blows my mind that Microsoft does not have it. But then, Microsoft seems to be going the wrong direction in a lot of things. It just is not the company it used to be.
Klaus Krämer commented
Google Calendar already has this very logical feature.
I cannot understand how Outlook does not have such a feature. It's simply neglect and silly.
A calendar is not only for appearing in time at appointments. It has also a documentary function!
I need to keep my record of the meeting, but may need to modify from mid-point and into the future. Modifications usually needed are:
-changing the time and day from this point on
-changing a repeating team member (add/delete with attrition)
-changing the conference room booked
Juval Ahron commented
This is mission critical, as sometimes the past occurrences should not change and should not be removed. For example: to be able and trace your actions for legal issues: Calendar is something people go back to when they suppose to testify on past events that occurred. Inability to trace the past, might lead to suing Microsoft for removing past data trace...
Suzanne Hubbard commented
This feature should have been added long ago ... what's the delay?
Can you please re-add the feature to edit or change future occurances in a series without deleteing the past occurrences?
Create the option to change a recurring calendar appointment series in the future only. Or to not impact modified dates within the series.