Return family calendar to Outlook Desktop
Return the use of the Outlook Family Calendar to the Outlook Desktop App for Windows.
It's absolut bad. On all other devices works the familly calendar (including MacOS) but on WIndows it don't work. this is a joke from microsoft.. Hey do you don't like your own OS anymore.
You can't just mess around with functionality people are used to rely on. I'm really invested in MSFT ecosystem, as well as my family. We manage our schedules in personal (Live), business (O365) and a family calendar (Live). Making this feature unavailable in native apps is simply too stupid to be true. And if it's a mistake: no hard feelings. Things happen sometimes. But then fix it for heavens sake. It's been almost three months now.
Patrick Ledesma commented
It appears that there is new feature in OneNote that is attempting to address this. Any thoughts?
Antonio Vasconcelos commented
Just make this something available to all apps (ICS?). This is a terrible idea... Whoever decided to do this should think twice about all the possible uses cases and scenarios people use their calendars with. And now it's only causing impact and pain into our user base.
I use DAKBoard and have no way to have my Family calendar available.
On to GSuite then...
Richard Bailey commented
As a professional with a family, I came to rely on this feature. I have Outlook running all day for my schedule and email. Having to look elsewhere to see my family calendar as I manage my meeting commitments is not working for me.
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