Color Coding Group Calendars
The new outlook (web version) is not allowing us to color code under a group calendar. This is really frustrating as we all use the shared calendar for our showroom appointments.
There are no longer tabs at the top of our calendars clarifying which calendars you are viewing when shared calendars are merged in a single view. This is extremely frustrating when I'm trying to view several calendars for scheduling as I am unable to tell whose is which color. With the number of shared calendars we have for our staff & the large meetings we are often organizing, I have to constantly scroll through a long calendar list to the left to figure out which calendar is which & it's impossible to have them all shown in a glance. I know there is a scheduling view within meetings, which is likely what Microsoft will recommend, but it is often necessary to view from the layered calendar view (not side-by-side) in order to see what the actual conflicts might be as some are able to be moved to accommodate a meeting and other items are not.
The old version of the calendar allowed individuals to select colors for all calendars, whereas the new version makes the selection for your group calendars. More color options would be great as well, perhaps a gradient style selection to allow creativity and individual choice.
Greg Baker commented
It's really hard to see all of the events and what group calendar they belong to. I'm switching back to the old version until group calendar color changing is supported.
Also, please ditch the lame 9-color selection palette. I want to assign an arbitrary color so that I can match other calendar apps and platforms. The 9-color limitation in Outlook and Windows is silly and part of the reason I rarely use the native Windows 10 apps.
Lori Beth commented
Thanks for making the colors darker, though. However, I can't find where to assign the colors in Edit. Also, unfortunately, some of them are too similar so it's hard to tell the difference between them. I've gone back to the older version, again.
Carolyn Allen commented
Agreed. Our group uses color coding to indicate reason for absence, which is then transferred to our time sheets to track leave time taken. I'll be using the old Outlook until this is fixed.
John D. Shkolnik commented
This caused me to turn it off.