Open/View Shared Calendars
Version 16.32 (19110600), cannot open shared calendars, for individuals or resources (e.g. conference rooms). Views are confirmed to be visible via O365-OWA.
Richard Bailey commented
This is mental, how is this even in beta without this and who is working on it for 6 months?!?
Dave Falconer commented
Pleas - this is a very important feature that was in that previous version.
Fabrice Colas commented
Same issue in version 16.39 (20061000)
Tyler B commented
This has been in "Working On It" status for six months! I get the impression that nobody is actually working on this ticket at the Outlook team; a little transparency would be nice. My suggestion to the product owner would be either to set the status accordingly to something other than "Working On It" or just complete the ticket. No way it should take this long for a developer to fix this.
John Walker commented
I found workaround for this. If I add a shared calendar in the iOS app, it also appears in the new outlook on MacOS.
Felix Hiciano commented
Much needed function
Agreed, this is functionality I cannot live without. really struggling being able to see availability of my team. I can also confirm i am able to see other users calendars when on my Windows Desktop and using The Outlook.com site
any update on when this will be released?
Tim Lewis commented
I am also having this issue. I cannot seriously use the new Outlook for Mac without this basic functionality.
Stefan Werner commented
When I try to open a calendar of a colleague (or resource), the status icon keeps spinning with the text "Permissions are checked" without any result.
Not being able to see calendars of my colleagues is the biggest issue which hinders me to switch to the new outlook atm. It is annoying to open the web version or switch to the old version, only to have a quick look in someone's calendar.
Ian Smith commented
Also having problems working with shared calendars in the new Outlook for Mac.
I hope that this can be resolved and included in a future update asap.
Paul Murphy commented
Also seeing it fail to check permissions when opening a users calendar. Everyone in the organization has access to free/busy
When I have to make appointments with several people I have to go to Outlook for Windows to open people's calendars to see whether they are busy or not. In Outlook for Mac I get the notification that I don't have permission. I have a few people in the left pane that gave me full access to my calendar, but I can't have all over 1000 colleagues there. And I also can't expect from them that they change all settings especially for Outlook for Mac users. The permission level settings should be the same for both Outlook for Windows and Mac.
When moving to 'new outlook' for Mac, keep existing shared calendars when migrating to the new client.
All other settings seem to have been persistent, but shared calendars have been dropped.
Ben Beard commented
Would like to be able to open/view shared calendars from the address book. Much like you can do in Outlook for Windows. Currently, there is no option to open or view a shared calendar whether it be from another mailbox of a room/resource.
We live in calendars and "New Outlook" doesn't appear to have any buttons or way to view and overlay our other colleagues calendars in one place. This is very useful for scheduling or looking for open days for teams to meet. Please add this back or make it more obvious on how to do it if it's still there, but New outlook made all my shared calendars disappear; so it seems like the feature was removed.
I've never found it intuitive on any platform - I'm not sure it's even possible in the outlook for web. Outlook for mac had a helpful ribbon item "Open Shared Calendar" that easily allowed you to open another coworker's calendar which was probably the best solution.
Currently, the new outlook doesn't appear to have this option - But does show some random coworkers calendars (that may also show or not match the outlook for web list of shared calendars). Seems this list also doesn't match the old outlook shared calendar list so adding them there and then switching to the new version also doesn't work and creates a third list of coworkers calendars.
This is a pretty key feature for using in a workspace.
Display multiple calendars and colleagues calendars (in the side panel) like you do on office.com
Brian Junyor commented
The ability to open other user's calendar hangs up on checking permissions.
In the new UI there is nomore function to open other people's calendar. Please add it back.