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.
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.
To me - adding this functionality is a no brainier. Maybe they have but they are waiting to add another higher pricing structure before we can get it. Meh
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!
I want to keep outlook and mail closed to be more productive and leave my Teams calendar open. This helps me be so much more productive and focused. However, constantly being worried that I'm missing something from another calendar that is not showing on my personal Teams calendar is a dealbreaker. Please add this feature to reflect how this works in Outlook. Thanks!
Peter S-G commented
Any Update on the Timeline?
James Read commented
Has there been an update on this?
Sometimes I miss meetings because I have them on another calendar on Outlook but I cannot add them to MS Teams.
Please add this feature!
Not sure I've seen anything added so that you can "view of the Office 365 groups calendar as you would in the calendar app." as originally suggested by Brendan on Nov 3, 2016. If this feature has been added, where do you go to view the "Office 365 group calendar" that is created when the team is created?
Matthijs J commented
Its great to see you guys are working on it! It misses its mark completely with the first implementation though.
Why would it email the entire team even though IF you select recipients? Whats the use of specific channels then? it does not even show from what channel you received the request of a meeting? Do i have to go through all 9 channels to see in which channel the meeting got created?
Ken ST commented
Outlook Group/Team Calendars, Outlook Shared Calendars - where is the ability to add both of these Exchange Calendar Types to the one view in the Calendar function in Teams?
e.g. My Outlook Calendar and the Bookings Calendar can currently show in the same Calendar view side by side in Teams - but no other Calendar can be added.
Microsoft love making new versions of the same things - rather than integration. Now we have NEW Channel Calendars to add to the mix, but still no way of adding a Team/Group Calendar to the Calendar view.
So frustrating - Calendars should be the easiest thing to add to Teams so that you don't need to leave Teams to check your one or MANY calendars.