Multiple Calendar Reminders
I am looking at Office 365 as a viable alternative to Google Apps. One of the most useful features of Google Calendar is that I can have multiple reminders specified. So for instance my default is to receive a reminder 2 weeks ahead, 1 week ahead, 2 days ahead and 2 hours ahead.
I can only see an option for one reminder on the Office 365 calendar and can't see how to add more. This is a serious omission. A basic calendar requirement in my opinion.
We’re looking at whether we can support this. Will update you soon!
Satch Ludington commented
"We’re looking at whether we can support this."?
AYFKM? How could Microsoft have chosen a platform that didn't have the ability to support such a popular feature, if not a basic requirement? What did they think they were going to do with outlook.com? What is just supposed to be some entry level toy for kids to play with? Were they caught off guard by it's sudden popularity?
Seriously, Microsoft, what was the original intention for outlook.com? It is so featureless, powerless, and uncompetitive that it is very hard to see how it could have been an important member of the Microsoft 365 sphere. Are we misusing it? Were we not supposed to migrate to the cloud? Were you afraid it would eat into their fat client profits?
I would love to see this added
This would be amazing. Following up on tasks is a weekly duty for me and my team, which is time consuming.
A USer commented
Seriously MS? This has been out here since 2018 and you haven't implemented it yet? Lotus Notes could do this back in the 1990s for crying out loud! Google, Yahoo, Every Android phone, even apple phones have this capability but the might Microsoft can't figure i t out? Odd.
I don't see why this isn't an automatic feature, to be honest. It's 2020 lol. I love being able to set multiple reminders in my personal Android phone calendar app but my work phone is an iPhone and I'm limited to Outlook for scheduling. I have trouble with getting distracted and not noticing it's time to leave, or seeing my 15 minute reminder for a conference call but then forgetting to call in at the scheduled time because I get distracted working. Snoozing doesn't happen the same way on my iPhone so it's difficult for me. And when I set a two week reminder, I don't want to have to arrange a snooze on it over and over again. I just want to set multiple reminders for the one event.
Definitely would like to have second reminder for appointments.
Yes I would use this feature.
This would be one of multiple aspects about Outlook that make it feel like I've stepped back into email circa 1993.
The calendar should be an option to set multiples reminders instead of just one as it is now.
I don't see any calendars that allow multiple reminders. I used that feature a lot and it used a common option.
I would also like to set multiple reminders in Calendar invites, 5 days (1st reminder and day event due (2nd reminder)
This is shocking. Couldn't really believe it when I read this. Time to find another calendar that can sync with Outlook.
come on.... it's 2020
how hard is it to enable this function?
Like every other calendar out there.....
Please allow me to set multiple reminders for the same event.
Not having a the option for multiple reminders makes the office 365 outlook calendar completely useless. I will exclusively use google calendar until this is added. I would rather just use a physical calendar if google and office got rid of it.
Please reinstall multiple reminders, its very helpful to remind forgetful Doctors!!
This is A MOST BASIC FEATURE god ******!!!!
Either they'll never implement this OR will come out with an equally ridiculous and/or useless "solution".
Hint: the first post in this thread is 2 years old. LOL
But as it is, just need to use something else than this joke for our calendar needs.
Jakob Neua Nørgaard commented
This is highly needed - want to set a reminder the day before and 30 min before an event. - Also want to make it a standard setting for all events.
Our office recently switched from Google to Microsoft for email, calendar, etc. I regularly used Google's calendar ability to set multiple reminders for any given activity but find that it's unavailable in the Outlook calendar. I see from the Multiple Calendar Reminders posts, that I am not the only user who misses / desires this feature. I also see that in July of 2019, Customer Support stated "we're looking at whether we can support this; will update you soon!". Has there been any progress to date?
Ditto many of the comments below - RIDICULOUS!!
Google and Apple MAC calendar applications have the ability to set up multiple reminders as a basic program feature.
It makes me want to go back to Google.......................................