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    Hello all,

    While this request is being reviewed for future consideration please try this workaround solution:

    • Click on the Deleted Items Folder
    • Click on View tab on the command bar
    • Choose “Change View – Manage View” command on the command bar
    • Click “New” in the right to create a new
    • Name the view “Calendar”
    • Pick the Day/Week/Month “type of view”
    • Click OK. Now you should get dialog that lets you customize the view.
    • Now click on Columns –
    Change the select available fields in bottom-left to All Appointments Fields
    Select the “Start” field on the left and Click Start → on the right.
    Select the “End” field on the left and Click End → on the right.
    Click OK
    • Click on Filter…
    Click on the “Advanced Tab”
    Click on the Field Drop Down – All Mails Field – “Message Class”
    You…

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    Damon Russel commented  · 

    This would be very helpful. My calendar frequently is double-, triple- or even quadruple booked, and I often times have to decide which meeting to attend. As the OP noted, sometimes meetings get canceled, and then I might want to attend one of the other meetings. Being able to show declined meetings would be very helpful.

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    Damon Russel commented  · 

    I get a lot of meeting invites and sometimes I know I definitely won't get to go to a meeting. I'd like to decline it, but have the option to keep it on my calendar. As a team manager, I can see it on the calendar and that will act as a reminder to follow-up with my team. Sometimes there are calls with customers I cannot attend, but want to make sure I follow-up afterwards.

    As someone else mentioned, this is not the same as tentative. Tentative means I tentatively accept the meeting request, unless something better/more important comes along. In this case, there's already something more important that I have to attend to and I know I won't go to this meeting. I don't want the meeting organizer to think there's a chance I'm coming if I'm definitely not.

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    Damon Russel commented  · 

    Often times, co-workers will send detailed information in a meeting invitation that I will need in the days leading up to the meeting. When I accept (or decline, etc.) the meeting invite, it is deleted out of my Inbox and now it only resides in my Calendar or Trash. But what if the invite was for 2 months down the line, how will I ever remember in the days leading up to it that I need to go look in my Calendar to find the details I need? There has to be a way to keep track of the information I need prior to the meeting without needing to find the meeting on my calendar. If the invitation isn't deleted from my Inbox I could at least find it there by searching. Maybe there's a better solution out there, I don't know. But this comes up quite frequently for me.

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    Damon Russel commented  · 

    Yes, I agree. This is very painful, because for my organization it shows as Last Name, First Name which just looks silly in an email. So, I manually go in and delete the last name leaving only @FirstName. This is quite a hassle.

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    Damon Russel commented  · 

    I would like the ability to link one or more emails or conversations to a calendar invite that has come in (could be Accepted or Tentative status).

    Here's the use case: Today, I had a sales rep send me an email with some questions a client has. The sales rep is setting up a call with the client in about a month. I won't remember everything we're planning to talk about because it's so far in the future, and we don't need the customer seeing our internal conversation. I'd like a way to link the email to the Outlook meeting - for my own personal use, as a reminder. I don't want other attendees to see that I've done this.

    This could also be useful for recurring status meetings, scrum of scrums, etc. As the emails are sent to the Program Manager, he/she could link them to the meeting invite for the next meeting. Then, during the meeting, could easily refer to and open up those emails.

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