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  1. calendar

    I don't know how to edit/adjust my calendars. How can i see who's also linked to a particular calendar and how can i add or delete people from acces to my calendars?

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  2. I wish for improved Recurrence options in the calendar.

    The Outlook calendar I use at work has a much better "Recurrence" facility than this Outlook that is used by Hotmail. I need to schedule future events way out automatically on for instance the third Wednesday of each month, and the first weekday of each month. Do you plan to add this functionality to this hotmail version?
    Thanks,
    Mike

    14 votes
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  3. weeks overlap

    when viewing a month, the weeks columns all get scrunched over each other, on the first week.

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  4. CALENDAR

    When adding a 28 day schedule, it only allows daily, weekly, monthly or yearly. The option of every forth friday of the month is not acceptable, some months have 5 fridays.

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  5. 15 votes
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  6. calendar is not ful

    calendar is not full like the other version and i cant move an event to a different hour or day

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  7. Add split features if we've more calendar at the same time

    Re- ADD Split more view because if we've more calendars at the same time, calendar is totally useless

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  8. Calendar personalizing

    - Can't invite other people to an event in the beta version?
    - Can't make any notes to an event (for myself if needed).
    - Can't choose that I NEVER want a reminder on any event.

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  9. Beta Calendar needs to allow the details to be put in for appointments i.e. charms, catagorize, add links and documents.

    Add the functionality for deatails i.e. charms, catagorizing, adding links and documents, skype calls sharing, inviting... without it, Outlook becomes a pretty useless

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  10. You removed the Work Week view. That's a deal breaker...

    What happened to the Work Week view? If it is gone, that's a deal breaker...

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  11. Problem with viewing certain calendars

    My job requires that a lot of scheduling with multiple stakeholders. I am running into an issue where I am able to view some calendars and others I receive an error icon of an exclamation point. If I switch back to the old version, I am able to view all calendars with no error.

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    1 comment  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate that you took the time to write to us.

    You might enjoy the new Outlook experience more with a few changes to your settings, which you can find by clicking the gear icon. Try changing the setting for Conversation view to Off, changing the setting for Reading pane to Hide, and changing the setting for Attachment preview to Off.

    We’re always interested in new ideas, but we need some more specific feedback to fix the problem for you. If you have more detailed suggestions, please update your idea or add a new one.

    You might also find this help article useful: aka.ms/outlookcombetahelp. It has some simple steps to fix common problems.

    -The Outlook.com Team

  12. Calender

    Your new calendar does not allow users to manually change repetition dates. Now you can only choose ever day, every week, every month, or every year. I have items that occurring every two weeks I'd like to add to my calendar (or somethings every three weeks) but you offer no way to do that.

    My suggestion is if you're trying to improve something... you add better functions, not take functions away from the old version. Seems like you're going backwards

    4 votes
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  13. Bring Back Precise Times for Calendar Entries

    Until recently, I was able to set exact start and end times for calendar entries. This was the case even in the beta. Now, the beta seems to be forcing everything to 15 minute slots.

    My tee time on Wednesday is 4:52, not 4:45!!

    3 votes
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  14. Not enough features to fast edit complete entry in calendar

    need more buttons to fast open a complete DETAIL edit form for entries in calendar. Outlook Beta is now more uncomfortable in this point as before.

    4 votes
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  15. 1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate that you took the time to write to us.

    You might enjoy the new Outlook experience more with a few changes to your settings, which you can find by clicking the gear icon. Try changing the setting for Conversation view to Off, changing the setting for Reading pane to Hide, and changing the setting for Attachment preview to Off.

    We’re always interested in new ideas, but we need some more specific feedback to fix the problem for you. If you have more detailed suggestions, please update your idea or add a new one.

    You might also find this help article useful: aka.ms/outlookcombetahelp. It has some simple steps to fix common problems.

    -The Outlook.com Team

  16. calendar

    1. COLORS more options and match previous/current colors
    2. how the heck to you add content? it only shows time and location???!!!?? wtf?

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    0 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate that you took the time to write to us.

    You might enjoy the new Outlook experience more with a few changes to your settings, which you can find by clicking the gear icon. Try changing the setting for Conversation view to Off, changing the setting for Reading pane to Hide, and changing the setting for Attachment preview to Off.

    We’re always interested in new ideas, but we need some more specific feedback to fix the problem for you. If you have more detailed suggestions, please update your idea or add a new one.

    You might also find this help article useful: aka.ms/outlookcombetahelp. It has some simple steps to fix common problems.

    -The Outlook.com Team

  17. Fix calender confusions

    I tried to use outlook as a "mailsoftware (fake-all)", had to give up on that idea because of to many problems, one of the problems was with the calendar. I had several calendars. The default calendar name i think showed in three places, all with the same name and very difficult to find out witch one is witch one, and not able to change names. So one i think was for outlook app, one for fake@outlook and one for fake-all. I would have wanted to use fake@ as the only on and the default calendar on fake-all. It should be…

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  18. Filtered selection list for reasons why declining invite

    I am the EA to two SVP's at the company that I work at. It would be very helpful to provide a reason on the calendar invites as to why I am declining on their behalf, e.g. Conflict, Out-of-office, Vacation. It would be helpful to see the reason on the tracking status of the calendar invites, for those who are the meeting organizer.

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  19. 1 vote
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  20. No E-mail option in the Calendar.

    Don't like that there's no E-Mail Option in the Calendar, at least not that I can find. All in all, this calendar seems harder to work with than the old one. Too skimpy, for lack of a better term.

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