The "Send Availablity" feature is iOS is one of the most useful features I've ever used. I actually switch away from a desktop interface to the mobile version of Outlook just to use that feature. It is that great! It would be AWESOME if the Outlook for Mac team could bring that feature to the Mac Desktop client.
Brian Vargyas commented
Just discovered this on IOS thanks to this post. Great idea!
Dan Stokich commented
Complete agree, I often compose my emial on my Mac and then save it to drafts and then complete the email on my iOS device to use the send availability on my iOS <iPad or iPhone> to complete and send
Chris Rumpler commented
I routinely switch from the desktop app to my iPad to reply with availability, then back. It drives me crazy that the user experience is so fragmented, but it's worth the time savings.
Matt Tracey commented
Isn't this basically FindTime https://findtime.microsoft.com —–which sadly doesn't seem to exist for Outlook on mobile, but should work with the new add-ins support in the most recent May Insider Fast Outlook release as per https://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/924856-the-new-outlook-for-mac/suggestions/38972491-support-for-o365-add-ins#comments
Heather Force commented
I just discovered this feature for iOS thanks to this post - thank you!!! Needless to say, I have voted for it's addition to Outlook for Mac too.
Steph Shemanski commented
Love this in iOS, looking for something similar for the desktop version.
Patrick Gudat commented
Imagine sending a meeting request, not invite but an intent for a time, to team people in email and processing the reponses. Or soliciting free times next week and getting the response back on what works/doesn't. This all ties into the use case around availability.
Can we add the feature that's available already in Outlook for iOS to add your current availability in the email reply.