Return family calendar to Outlook Desktop
Return the use of the Outlook Family Calendar to the Outlook Desktop App for Windows.
And return it to the Win10 Mail and Calendar app.
Mark Tiede commented
And create the ability to easily move things from one calendar to another. Drag and drop of individual events, or get a list view so that the whole lot could be dragged at once. That way, I could move all the events from this new "Family Group" back to a normal folder so that it could be easily shared with other platforms and work with all the current Windows platforms.
David Gibson commented
The family calendar is useless without being available in apps like Outlook desktop and Windows 10 Calendar.
If you want to remove a feature, give people warning.
So either restore the access, or come clean and announce that you want to remove it.
But leaving it available on only some calendars is useless.
No clear strategy, and very arrogant behaviour from Microsoft.
Agree with all the comments, this is clearly a fault - works on android app, iOS apps but not its own Windows native app. Some internal KPI is preventing this being labelled as a fault. Please get fixed ASAP as it makes the Family calendar service pretty much pointless unless you are using Mac and Chrome books...
It is unacceptable to think that access to a shared calendar resource is available only thorough two interfaces, and neither of them will interface with the two largest mobile platforms in the world. While the ability to visit Outlook.com exists on any mobile platform, the UX is not as clean as it was when the calendar was available within the native calendaring apps. Especially surprising is that the ability to connect with native Microsoft apps has also been broken, all to force an Office365 group experience where it was not requested.
Not only return it, but enable writing to it, not just reading.
Sabita Mukherjee commented
Definitely agree. The new Family Calendar experience is unusable as the family calendar cannot be accessed via Win 10 apps such as Mail and Outlook desktop.
Jussi Mäkinen commented