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Can't figure out how to search / open another person's calendar

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  • Ted commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    In old version, I can check the other person's calendar just after searching by search box. In new version, I can not do the same.
    Now I register the other person first, then it possible check the other person. But the old version is much useful.
    please restore this function.

  • Brendan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I cannot figure out how to show other colleague's calendars on my own calendar in the new version.

    In the old version I would simply search their name and their calendar would be added to the month view and I could easily see availabilities. In the new version, searching their name just searches for their name in my own calendar, and I can't see any other option to make their calendars visible

  • Daniel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    In the new Outlook, I can't quickly see my coworkers' calendars via the search box. That visibility is my primary way of booking meetings, which is why I switched back to the old Outlook.

  • Sam C commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It seems the search box has completely disappeared on my view. I can no longer search for events on my calendar nor search for peoples' calendars to look at.

  • Ted commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    When I check the other person's calendar, do I need to register him/her?
    Registration takes me time, so I hate this specification.
    Or how can I find the other person's calendar without registration?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I really valued the ability to add a colleagues calendar via ther search box previously at the top of the left hand column. This has gone and the search box doesn't offer this function. I cannot find how to do this and it's led me to return to the old view.

  • Ted commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    In old version, I can check the other person's calendar just after searching by search box. In new version, I can not do the same.
    Now I register the other person first, then it possible check the other person. But the old version is much useful.
    please restore this function.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's hard to navigate, and an important calendar's contents are all lost/unable to view.

  • Palmer, Shane D [ITSYS] commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The terminology for adding a calendar in "the New Outlook" has got to change. After many failed attemps at figuring out how to add a calendar over the last 6 months, I finally decided to try to figure it out and it took me an hour of reading the help and comments in this post to figure out how to open another user's calendar.

    To help those that come here trying to figure out how to do it, here are the instructions that Microsoft should provide. Click on "Import calendar" in the sidebar under the mini calendar, then select "From directory", then type the user's name, then click on their icon from the search results drop-down list, then click Add. Unfortunately, you have no control over which calendar group to add it to.

    Microsoft has taken the terminology of "Open calendar" and changed it to "Import calendar". Being an IT admin for over 20 years, import has always meant to permanently add something to your current document. Please look up the definition of import. Simply Google "define import" and you will find the third definition for the verb is: "COMPUTING transfer (data) into a file or document." Opening a shared calendar is not transferring data into my document (a.k.a my calendar). Open has always meant open another file for viewing and/or editing. So putting the Open shared calendar function under "Import calendar" is very confusing (even to a veteran IT admin). At the very least it should be moved under the "Add calendar" option under the mini calendar, because I kept clicking on that many times thinking that is where I should go. But Microsoft's strange ideas are that creating a new calendar should be called "Add calendar" and that opening a calendar should be called "Import calendar". Not to mention, in addition to not matching the terminology of the old web client, it doesn't match the terminology of the native Windows and Mac clients. How about going back to the good old terminology of New and Open which EVERYBODY understands.

    Before figuring this out I was always switching back to the old Outlook view, opening a calendar the easy way, by right-clicking on the calendar group I wanted to add it to and selecting open calendar which gave you a simple dialog of From Directory or From Internet, with a search field to type in.

    Also, as alluded to by this feature request, and many other comments, if you are going to radically change an interface like this and have people beta test it, you need to have the help documentation updated for the new interface.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am a designated person on my bosses calendar however when I am in the new version it will not let me add items to his calendar. I have to switch back to the old version in order to add appointments.

  • Alexa commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I schedule calendars for other people, and I am used to clicking into their calendar and being able to send an invite from that person. In the new outlook experience, I can only seem to send calendar invites from my own calendar.

  • Daphne commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am constantly having to switch back and forth to the Old Outlook to edit calendars for which I am the delegate. Beyond viewing the delegated calendar, I have no functionality in the New Outlook.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Our school shares calendars for booking rooms and they all have permission to do so. In the new Outlook the event booked will not share/show in the correct calendar - it only saves it in "my calendar". This has caused problems and I have encouraged everyone not to use the new Outlook

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I need to be able to make adjustments to my boss's calendar, under the new Office 365 I am unable to do anything with his calendar which is what he pays me to do, among other things. This needs to be fixed ASAP.

  • Bryan Hirsch commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    BUG: The New Outlook makes it impossible for me to "open" my colleagues' calendars. I can add new calendars, but they all seem to be new personal calendars. Switching back to the old Outlook, I right click on other calendars and I can "open" someone else's calendar.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How can I send out invitations out of the calendar of my boss and not on my behalf (Calender of my boos already shared)?
    How can I split the view if I have opened two or more agendas?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    PROBLEM: Lost access to the scheduling on one of the calendars I am proxy for. Please help me fix this. When I switch back to the old view it allows me to read/write on the calendar.

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