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.
The team continues to make progress on this. We will share more details as we have them.
In my Personal Outlook Calendar, I can add subscriptions to Google Calendar or other .ics type services.
In Sharepoint, I can only display a Team calendar using the inbuilt web-parts (at least if I want it to use the CSS styling of the Sharepoint page).
So in order to add a nice looking subscribed calendar of events to Sharepoint, I have to get it into Teams first, and if that subscribed event list is a Google calendar then this isn't possible at the moment. It seems very trivial, being as how I can do it with other Outlook calendars - it surely has to be a UI thing only.
This is really quite important for me, to get things looking nice and working well supporting those working at home.
Gary T commented
HI MS, is there any update on progress with this since Feb 14th?
S Lewis commented
This feature simply cannot be THAT difficult to figure out. WHAT is the holdup....... I mean.... you are MICROSOFT.....
Joshua Strutz commented
Why do some contacts show up shaded red? (Names removed for privacy)
1) Go to OWA, get the link of the group calendar;
2) In your team, add a website page and use the group calendar link
An estimate for feature release date will be helpful?
Yet another month is gone and no calendar in teams. Any news on this?
Merethe Stave commented
Any new updates on this?
Mechelle Norton commented
You can add your outlook calendar by selecting a tab at the top in the channel, choose website (it's pink) -copy paste the URL for your outlook calendar. Hey presto your outlook calendar is synced into Teams.
This is great for working with in-house team members but unfortunately I need my team-guests to view the same calendar as well. At present they can't as they need an organization email address (to be members, not guests).
Guests can be added to a team, to a channel, to a chat group. Guests have access to SharePoint libraries belonging to the Team/Channel. Even though these guests have been given access to this same Outlook calendar outside of Teams, they cannot access it through the tab from within Teams because Teams is restricting access to members only.
Patricia Luchsinger commented
I found this info right on the Microsoft site - From <https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Create-a-team-from-scratch-174adf5f-846b-4780-b765-de1a0a737e2b>
It specifically states "When your team is created, you'll get a corresponding Office 365 group, which includes a group inbox and calendar in Outlook, a SharePoint site, and OneNote." The only way I have found to create a "group calendar" for a team (that I create in Microsoft Teams) is to create an O365 Group in Outlook first; then create a new team in Microsoft Teams from the O365 group. Am I missing something?
Zach Skidmore commented
This should be a feature
Some people have this already but I am not able to access it!
What's amazing is that there is a Group Calendar created for every Teams site. You can access these via Outlook, but you can't easily surface in Teams themselves. Very frustrating
I agree with BB. There should be a shared calendar for team members that connects to Outlook. This appears to be the missing piece in full integration with business operation in my opinion.
Every Team should have a shared to all members group calendar created by default. No big per-user security or granular control needed. It doesn't even have to be in Outlook. Just a Team group calendar. Thanks.
Jake Edwards commented
Similar suggestion for 1:1 chats and individuals.
You can add your outlook calendar by selecting a tab at the top in group chat, choose website (it's pink) -copy paste the URL for your outlook calendar and upload. Hey presto your outlook calendar is synced into Teams..
This is great for working with in-house team members but unfortunately I need my team-guests to view the same calendar as well. At present they can't as they need an organisation email address - my own - which I don't want to give out.
I'd really like my 365 calendar to sync with my teams calendar, so it's a seamless organization of my life, otherwise teams is not helpful