Teams needs a REAL Calendar!
Would love to have a Calendar to allow those in the same team to view each other's availability and whereabouts. Would make it a lot easier to create appointments/meetings.
The calendar could be a tab in a channel (so then you could have multiple calendars in one team) or could be an icon on the left app bar, instead of "Meetings" which is helpful to no one.
Could also be helpful to add a way for us to add a SharePoint Team calendar.
The team has delivered improvements to the New Meeting experience in Calendar such as optional attendees, richer custom recurrence UX, as well as enhanced meeting RSVPs.
To learn more about RSVPing to meetings in the Teams Calendar, how to create a recurring meeting, and the new meeting scheduling experience including the scheduling assistant, please visit https://support.microsoft.com/office/schedule-a-meeting-in-teams-943507a9-8583-4c58-b5d2-8ec8265e04e5.
Why can I only see the current week in the mobile app calendar. I would like to be able to go back and forth in weeks as far as I want. Now I have to switch to desktop version to plan meetings.
Question - when I create an event in a CHANNEL CALENDAR, is there an option to disable the sync back to the Channel individual members' calendar?
Sometime we just want to add an event or milestones in the CHANNEL CALENDAR, for everyone's info, but not necessarily be added to their individual calendar.
Andy B commented
I'll add some info to this as well, it would be great if we could use the calendar similar to a "SharePoint" calendar, the functionality with SharePoint is already there, but this is something that would benefit us greatly with doing license renewal dates, PTO of team members, etc.
The new channel calendar app leaves a lot to be desired. Why is everything a meeting? What if we just want to notate team-relevant information like "Shana is on vacation" or "Bill on call for after hours support" ?
And the fact that guests can't view the calendar is pretty limiting for us. Hopefully some improvements are coming.
also it would be great if the calendar would also be available when you are a guest in another organisation. We had a meeting in another organisation's Ms Teams channel and we were not able to look at our calendar within teams without having to drop the call.
Not sure if this was mentioned in all the comments, but to expand on this idea, it would be great to be able to hover over a contact in your chat or right click to see a quick view on their calendar availability. For example, when seeing a contact in busy status, you could then quickly see what their availability might look like for the rest of the day.
Sebastian Forman commented
Ironically the application is called "Teams"
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.
Nazia Naz commented
IN Team Calander if the booking is on the same location and the same time is not showing busy status on the calendar.
need to appear on the calendar is busy.
-Teams Channel : SLN Commerce
-Teams Channel has 3 owners: Admin 1, Admin 2 and Admin 3
-Each Admin has their own calendar, when Admin 1creates a meeting on his calendar, it does not show up on Admin 2's calendar neither on Admin 3
*admin 1 creates test 1 shows in admin 1 calendar = both Outlook and Teams
-checked in outlook, it shows as personal calendar
*admin 2 creates test 2 shows in admin 2 calendar = both Outlook and Teams
-checked in outlook, it shows as personal calendar
-tried accessing both calendars at the same time in Outlook, the Test meeting created inside teams is still not showing
-customer is asking if there is a way to see both calendars at the same time for ALL Owners since both admins are owners of the same Teams Channels
-customer suspects that the meetings created inside Teams will not sync on the Owner's calendar as it is being detected as Personal Calendars instead
We use the task tracking in the planner app to add out of office, vacation etc.
This allows everyone in the team channel to access task tracking and switch to calendar view to see who is in the office etc.
It would be great if you could change the default view to the schedule/calendar view.
Instead when you open planner it defaults to board view and you always have to switch to calendar view to see the status of everyone.
Isn't this really a duplicate ask of this one?
If the votes were merged, this one should be really really high on your list.
Yep...Alex...seems you are missing the mark of what this ask is. This is about having a group calendar experience where all members of the Team see and share a group calendar. What you are talking about is a "My" Calendar experience.
Jason Curtis commented
When I added my comments on this thread I was not thinking displaying my outlook calendar in Teams for the meeting information. My intentions and or desire was to see a shared calendar for each team, possibly a tab that could be added like files and channels so I may have a separate calendar for Team A and Team B that I may be a member off While I welcome all the improvements made to Teams thus far you are not addressing what I envision when I say Teams needs a real calendar. We have added calendars under a particular team by leveraging the SharePoint site underlying the Team itself but this is a bit clunky. Ideally I would like to see a team based shared calendar that could even incorporate tasks and task deadlines assignable to team members.
Darren Olson commented
We are not talking about a meeting calendar, we want something to show stuff like birthdays and important events on a tab in a team. It is not for events that would be on our personal calendars
Your update that was just posted "Partially Done" on Nov 5, 2020 - that's not what this post is about. This post is about sharing a calendar within a Team. Not about individual calendars. I mean, the enhancements are nice, but that doesn't get us any closer to a true Team calendar.
Todd Edwards commented
Please vote below for Month View, over 1000 Votes and listed as on backlog:
Is there not a MONTH view of the calendar? Only day or week view? I must be missing something, it can't possibly be this worthless.
Please make this one of the highest priorities. Simple feature that every calendar should have.
Nick Ellis commented
The biggest single benefit for me would be to add other calendars, per the same function in outlook