Cannot add New Event into a shared Calendar
In Calendar, you can view a calendar shared among people, but when you click +New Event, it will only allow you to add the Event into a calendar you own. This is not very efficient for a calendar that requires many Events from several different people.
Thanks for using the new Outlook on the web. You can create an event on a shared calendar by selecting the calendar drop down in the title bar of the event creation form.
B Page commented
I have several Calendars and could not enter an event in a shared calendar. I had to go back to the older version to do so.
Kevin Hart commented
Having the same issue. Like the new Outlook but switching back because of this issue. Another reason for me to dislike Microsoft products.
Additionally, when I switch back to the old version to add an event to a shared calendar, I no longer have permissions to add events to the shared calendar. I have to remove and re-add it every time.
This bug is still happening. Shared calendar appointments do not appear in category colours, and you cannot create a new entry either
Got to the point where I am now switching back to the old interface just because of this. Have to schedule appointments in a shared calendar for colleagues and having all of them appear in my own calendar makes it unusable. Having the option to select the calendar for the new event was great, taking that away is a huge mistake.
Eric D commented
I came to the feedback site just because of this exact issue. Can't add events to the department calendar from the new view, only the old one works as far as I have found.
I completely agree with this comment. I have to switch back to the old calendar format every time I need to add an event to a shared calendar. This functionality really needs to be integrated into the new version or I feel it will render the calendar nearly useless for many.
The new calendar has lost the ability to add an event to a shared calendar. It will only add to your own calendar. When I initially switched it was still on option to select the calendar when adding an event but it seems to have disappeared!
This is very important for our organisation as we utilise shared mailboxes and calendars on a regular basis.
Please add it back.
David Ly commented
Either users have to reshare the calendar again with editor rights or an admin has to set owner permission on the target calendar.
If an admin sets editor, it should work that way like old OWA and Outlook desktop.
Benjamin Maggs commented
I like the new outlook overall, but not being able to add events to our company shared calendar is fatal.
Jacob Sommerville commented
MS really really sucks at doing shared calendars right. It took them years to add shared calendar support to the outlook mobile app and now they are trying to take away the functionality from OWA. What a joke. I'm at the point that I'm just absolutely done with MS and their inability to do literally anything right.
Please fix this feature!!
This feature is a deal breaker for my department. We manage 30+ calendars for daily reservations and it is impossible with this update.
Bruce Gold commented
Also in viewing a shared calendar you can't see all the information that had been entered. This will not be usefull at all.
I cannot switch to the new outlook until this is fixed. This is a complete dealbreaker for my team.
I CANNOT perform the most basic function of my job without this feature. This is such a basic item, I cannot believe any development of this product doesn't include this ability.
We are all functioning just fine with the original version, this new look is a waste of my time on many levels.
We are having this problem with room and equipment calendars in the new Outlook. People need to be able to double click in the calendar to create an appointment to reserve the room or equipment without putting an appointment in their own calendar. They can do this in the old Outlook but not the new Outlook. I've had to tell them to go back to the old Outlook or use the Outlook desktop application. We do not give users full mailbox delegation (ownership) to these resource/equipment calendars. We give them "editor" rights which is sufficient to do this in the old Outlook or Outlook desktop application. They should not have to be owners of the calendar mailbox to do this.
Same here. Switching back to older version so that I ca add/edit on the calendars for the people I manage.
In new version can't add email to company shared calendar. Need to switch back to old version.
It is much easier in the old version to add an event to another calendar that I have access to. Before it was just a matter of clicking the drop down menu to pick which calendar the event was for, I'm not even seeing an option to do this now. Please fix this soon!