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!
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.......................................
it's unbelievable that such a basic feature is missing in a tool that has had 2 DECADES to be refined 🤦🏻♂️
PLEASE add more than one reminder. 5 (like Google) would be awesome. I hit dismiss all the time (especially when in a hurry), so snooze is not the answer. Also, what about 3 days in advance, 1 day, 1 hour and so on. Snooze is not the answer. This seems so basic, it's unreal that it's not an option.
This is the best option I've found so far http://slipforum.cdolivellc.netdna-cdn.com/threads/87785-how-to-setting-multiple-reminders/. Basically you need to create multiple tasks with with the due date when you want to be reminded of an upcoming meeting, or appointment. (Did anyone notice the above referenced post is from 2012 and is the number 6 result from my google search. Come on, Microsoft)
I have a feeling someone at Microsoft decided that since you can adjust how long the reminder waits to remind you again, that more than one reminder is not necessary. I totally disagree with that assessment, because it is way too easy to click the "Dismiss" button when you're in the middle of something else and you will never be reminded about the event again.
There needs to be an option to add multiple reminders to any calendar entry. I don't know why it's so hard to do.
In my limited "searching", I have yet to find an add-on to do this.
I wish Microsoft would provide updates more often, even in the update is we haven't discussed this yet, or haven't made a final decision. Something to indicate that it actually is still on someone's list somewhere. once a quarter at the very least.
Allison Bourgeois commented
HELLOOOOO Microsoft support! WTF?? We’re looking at whether we can support this. Will update you soon!
I can only see an option for one reminder on the Office 365 calendar and can't see how to add more.
Is there still no resolution for this? Outlook.com Moderator responded in July! I have all apple products and so does mu boss, I need to set reminders for us at predictable intervals, 2 days, 2 hours, 15 minutes, and t time of event. what are the options? Is here an add-in?
Jon D commented
Trying to switch from Mac back to PC and completely blown away that Outlook cannot do this. MS, you have ONE JOB... making world-class software and yet Apple, whose primary job is hardware has more user-friendly features. Don't get me started on your failure to offer a unified calendar view as default or that Outlook does not automatically 'subscribe' to 3rd party IMAP folders by default.
W sams commented
this is ridiculous. It is a BASIC function to enable more than one reminder. It greatly reduces the utility of this software as a serious business option. Should I use a calendar that only allows one reminder to record deadlines for a multi-million dollar transaction? No way.
Andrew Truckle commented
At the moment we can only assign a single notification (reminder) for an event. On Google Calendar I can set more than one. For example, to remind me 1 week before and 1 day before.
Can we please consider ability to allow more than one reminder notification for each event?
I do not want to duplicate the event as that is ugly and bloats the calendar.
This is annoying. As someone with ADHD, I need two reminders to get me there on time - one to tell me to get ready for said event and the other to tell me to head out.
I would like the option of setting multiple reminders for the same meeting
This is needed!
N Shah commented
Yes, Desperately need multiple reminders.
I was using outlook.com online with Office 365 with my organization earlier this year, and reminders from my calendar would show up where I would read my email, and stay in the notifications tab until I dismissed them. I liked to push "snooze" for the ones I would deal with later, and keep some up as reminders of tasks I need to get to.
However, within the past month an update of some kind was made to Outlook, and now those reminders don't stay in the tab. They show up as a little box on the side, but don't have the "snooze" option. In any case, there are no lists of tasks I need to get to that stay in the notifications tab like they used to. I was hoping to continue that, but even when I changed organizations this month, still using outlook.com online with Office 365, they don't stay in the notifications tab. Is there anything I can do to get that back?