Include Office 365 group calendar in teams
It would be good to be able to click on a calendar button on the left hand side to get a view of the Office 365 groups calendar as you would in the calendar app. Good for being able to look and get a glimpse of what is coming up with the group. At the moment I have to go back to the calendar to look at it.
Group Calendar is a priority for the team, and the feature team is continuing work on it. You’ll start to see some incremental improvements. We look forward to sharing more details and timeframes soon.
Add mobile support in the teams app for the group calendar too. It doesn't even show up when you click "more" to see tabs.......Even if it was view only, it would be helpful.
E Robillard (MVP Reconnect) commented
This comes up in training with most every client. There were once community projects (apps) to support this but those have quietly disappeared. Channel Calendar is new (Jan 2021) but intended to manage meetings, and not vacations, milestones and deadlines. For clients who standardize on Zoom for videoconferencing, you can guess that a Teams Meeting manager goes over like a f@rt in a car. What 21,463 companies need and are asking for is a Group Calendar to appear as a tab. Please and thanks.
Bruce Banner commented
Within Microsoft Teams, select the "+" icon under the navigation menu for the channel. This is the "Add a Tab" option. You'll see an assortment of different tab types. ... In addition to this, you can check a box to post about the calendar to your Microsoft Teams channel.
Hope this helps.
Gio D commented
Are we able to share events from an outside organization into our Teams shared office calendar? If so, how?
Also, I agree on the month view. This is needed, for sure.
Finally, is there a way to categorize events in the same calendar? For example, filter or sort "Lunch & Learns" and "PTO" separately, but on the same calendar?
Elizabeth Romero commented
Is there an ETA on this- users want to see shared calendar in Teams
Can we P-a-h-l-e-a-s-e get this out? I just got reamed by a coworker about being out of the office. I had mentioned that I had an appointment and blocked off my calendar. It was a lot longer than was anticipated and I was relying on others to pick up. Regardless, crap happened! So then I got called to task about my absence. I said it was in my calendar and he retorted...what?! So I have to go into the calendar feature and try to create a meeting with you as an invitee to see it? Shocked, (I'm new to Teams), I figured a quick way to see what my schedule was, was available. This is not just a big productivity suck for trying to see visibility. This can have serious impact. Seriously now?
ICT IT Guru commented
This is still not a thing in Teams, a full THREE YEARS after it was requested? You just lost my business, Microsoft. Welcome to Google, where this has been available FOR OVER A DECADE!
James Gadsby commented
Just checked out the Channel Calendar App now available in Teams, and agree with @EricW below:
- need a time off calendar (we don't need meetings for that)
- we want / need the ability to NOT send invites - could be addressed by having an appointment (non-meeting) option
Jeff Parker commented
View/edit Group calendar, plus view this combined with personal calendar is essential.
Cody Salter commented
Yes please a month view is needed!
Month view would be a HUGE help. Essential for us.
This feature is highly needed!! Thanks a lot for leading this forward
Add the Month View and please give us the ability to print these calendars too.
Jon OG commented
This feature would be extremely useful. It is requested a lot by users.
Feedback for devs...
Its pretty disappointing.
Forced to make meetings
No access from Outlook
No Month view
Some people are getting meeting invites while others are not
We wanted a time off calendar, we dont need meetings for that. Not including a month view is just pure laziness. We want / need the ability to not send invites which could be addressed by having a appointment (non-meeting) option. After waiting so long for this basic functionality it was a major let down and I hope you can fix this. Its the #1 request by my users. Just make calendars in the teams mailbox and expose them via a tab (AND OUTLOOK).
John Egleston commented
For multiple, native, shared calendars per team, check out the new Channel Calendar app by Microsoft in Teams: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/app/44263ed4-f1ac-4e96-93aa-d24dd50459ea?source=store-copy-link
Not sure how these relate to the underlying group calendar in each team. No publicly visible Microsoft Support documentation, but search for plenty of other resources.
@jesse-vaught recently summarised below the workaround alternative - no longer needed
This feature would be most beneficial in our organization as well. Had several of our users mention the need when in Teams.
Is their any ETA on this feature?
Jesse Vaught commented
Looking forward to this.
In the meantime, a great solution is to expose the already existing Group calendar for the Team.
To add a group calendar to a team channel you can create a Website tab and paste in the calendar URL. The problem is that the calendar URL is inaccessible for modern teams because the underlying Office 365 Group is hidden.
You have to run a PowerShell cmdlet to enable Group visibility. Connect to Exchange Online in PowerShell (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/exchange/exchange-online/connect-to-exchange-online-powershell/connect-to-exchange-online-powershell?view=exchange-ps) and then run the following cmdlet:
Set-UnifiedGroup -Identity "<Group Name>" -HiddenFromExchangeClientsEnabled:$false
Then you can get the calendar url and add it to a Teams "website" tab (many posts online for how to do this) For example, https://www.tecklyfe.com/microsoft-teams-how-to-add-the-group-calendar-to-teams/
Once it's set up, remember to go into the Group setting and adjust the group mailbox settings to Stop Following in Inbox, otherwise people will start getting a LOT of unnecessary emails every time a meeting is created and replied to.
Hope this helps!