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!
This would be a nice feature
John Kenna commented
Is there any update on this?
Ali Her commented
It was extremely helpful. please add this feature.
Why was the multiple reminders remove from Outlook?
Apple and Google can add multiple reminders. I'm using Outlook for work. Please make me glad and add this feature.
Jphn Smite commented
Microsoft isn't bothering to change anything because they don't have to. Many of us are forced to use the inferior Microsoft products because this is what our business or industry has bought into. Microsoft knows that.
Thunderbird also has multiple reminders and allows different types of reminders to be generated. I always had 4 reminders set as default so I would never miss a meeting. I was forced to stop using Thunderbird for work email and start using Outlook because of intentional compatibility issues that MS implements to make 3rd party programs incompatible with the MS Exchange servers. These incompatibilities can be worked through but very few users in a corporate environment will have the time or resources to troubleshoot and repair a problem with their email program. So we are stuck using the ****** Microsoft versions.
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!