771 votes112 comments · Outlook for Windows (Desktop application) » Calendar · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →Ashley James supported this idea ·
An error occurred while saving the commentAshley James commented
Apparently I'm not the only one who really wants this feature. It would make life so much easier if there was an auto-reply when the calendar has an event shown as busy, meeting or appointment.
I block off time in my calendar to get reports done, but some people might not know that I'm not checking email because they can't access my calendar and don't know to call me if it's urgent without having to go through the manual process of doing an out-of-office every time.
It's crazy that people have been asking for this for so long and it hasn't happened. The other updates that have been made are usually not for the benefit of the user, or a button is moved just to agitate users and look like improvements are being made. Plus they usually have bugs for weeks. At least do something that helps the users, even if kinks need to be worked out after implementation. At least it's kinks in something we want.