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  1. 205 votes
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  2. No option to select calendar in beta version.

    No option to select which calendar in beta version. Annoying.

    4 votes
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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

  3. calendar entries missing

    I am almost sure this is linked to the beta version upgrade. The synch to anything Outlook (calendar, mail, contacts) stopped working on my Huawei phone 18th November. I have lost all calendar entries except the recurring ones (lesson learnt: don't keep you calendar entries in Outlook) and am very annoyed. When I log in to Outlook on-line, mail is there, I have the contacts but only have the recurring calendar entries. Any suggestions for recovering these entries?

    1 vote
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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

  4. Calendar is unavailble if switch to Beta

    I love to see improvements and to test them, but when something is not working this can't be used

    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

  5. Low-contrast colors in Outlook.com Beta Calendar

    The color scheme used by the new Outlook.com Beta Calendar - particularly on the Month view, which this feedback is referring to - is a huge step backwards in user-friendliness and accessible design.

    I make extensive use of categories in my calendar, with each category using a different color. With the pre-beta Outlook.com Calendar, the calendar appointments on the Month view were displayed as a solid, high-contrast, rectangular block of bold color with the title in bold text inside the block. The colors and styling closely matched those used in the Outlook 2016 desktop client, which made it very easy…

    85 votes
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    26 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback! The deployment for an option to switch to more saturated calendar colors in the new Outlook is now complete.

    If you would like to try out this experience, please click on the gear icon in the top right of your calendar module to access your settings, and toggle “Bold event colors”.

  6. I cannot delete some calendars.

    I cannot delete some calendars in outlook.com.

    I have some secondary calendars in outlook.com. I tried to delete them, but it didn't work.

    3 votes
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    7 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

  7. 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.

    1 vote
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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

  8. Calendars are in the list but events are not showing up in the calendar view

    Calendars are in the list but events are not showing up in the calendar view

    5 votes
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    5 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

  9. New feedback

    upgraded 9/24/18. The new outlook.com calendar is much worse than before. in calendar mode the edit panel shows only a few words of text making it very hard to edit. in calendar search results there is no way to edit the text entry

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  10. More options for reminder times

    Miss being able to add alerts. ie a week two days and two hours, as with the old version.

    146 votes
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  11. 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

  12. calendar sucks, are you trying to get people to go to something else, it's working

    the whole beta sucks, i have been using outlook since it came out, this one is useless.

    3 votes
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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

  13. 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

  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Unable to edit calendar events effectively in Beta version, pop up is too small.

    Beta version looks good, except its hard to edit calendar items, as the pop up is very small in the Beta version.
    The original version gave you a big pop up that you can read the entire contents and edit as needed. The Beta version is too small to edit effectively.

    8 votes
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  17. time increments

    Really - need the ability to plan time in smaller chunks than 30 minute blocks.

    need to be able to add attachments to appointments
    Need to be able to invite others to appointments

    3 votes
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  18. default calendar

    Need an option to set default calendar for new events. I have a shared calendar which I'd like to set as default, but everytime I create a new event it starts within the Personal Calendar. Some version ago it was possible (like, the last calendar selected for the last event would have been the default calendar for new events)

    8 votes
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  19. New feedback

    Add calendar event to specific calendar

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  20. 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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