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!
Susannah Ural commented
Any updates??? Really prefer a reminder 15 min before and then another either 5 min before or when the event starts. I've forgotten about several meetings because Outlook doesn't offer this and am about to switch back to Google Calendar
Seems quite simple to implement. This is the main reason holding me back from switching to outlook from google
Of course you can support it, it would be great if you did. Besides, I would have thought you'd want to compete with the likes of Google on such a simple thing anyway, seems crazy not to even try!!!!
Any update on this? the last message is well over a year and no progress has been made :(
The lack of basic features such as this is partly why I would never use Outlook if it weren't required by my employer. User-friendliness does not appear to be a top priority; it is sooo clunky to use.
Jakob Neua Nørgaard commented
This must be the easiest thing to implement
After moving from Google Cal to Outlook I keep ******* up my meetings as I forget because I am focused on other stuff.
Just copy the way google works, and you will be fine :)
Agreed that this is needed. Snoozing the same reminder multiple times is not an efficient way to do it.
need multiple reminders. Switching to google. By Microsoft.
Samadhi Lipari commented
Multiple reminders in outlook are vital for an efficient work flow management. Why does microsoft always hamper the usability of its software with understandable flaws like that? What might possibly be the reason for restricting a user to a single reminder? Mystery of faith...
What's the advantage of restricting a user to a single reminder? I don't get it. Especially people who have to use Outlook for work. People at work need all the help they can get.
This is a major (deal breaker) advantage of google calendar.
Shahnewaz Ahmed commented
This is the only reason I'm sticking to Google. I need periodic reminders for upcoming tests, assignments or anything else so I can prioritize what to do when. Also helps me remind something last day if I do forget.
one more vote to have multiple reminders for outlook
Luis Sayo commented
Will multiple calendar reminders be available for the new versions of outlook for ios and ipados 14? I think this feature is indispensable.
I’m hoping to finally ditch using two separate apps (a calendar and email) for ALL my devices and just use one outlook for each!
Please add the ability to set multiple reminders for a single event back into your latest version. It was extremely helpful.
Fred W. Freitag IV commented
I agree whole heartedly - Outlook Calendat should have multiple reminders!! Without that - IMHO - it's not a workable calendar and makes one stay with Google Calendar!!
Normally I like to set a minimum of 3 reminders for a particular event - like a court hearing!!
I would also like to be able to set multiple reminders in a single day. For example, taking medication at certain times or needing to take a break from the computer every couple hours.
Ryan Dolan commented
How has this not been added back yet?
Please, please add this feature
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?