How can we make Microsoft Teams better?

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.

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    working on it  ·  Suphatra responded  · 

    Sorry for the delay on an update on this one! I’m hunting down the status for you and will update once I have it.

    Also, if you are interested in participating in testing or surveys for this, just tweet me at @skprufo.

    Suphatra

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      • Kevin S. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Is there any update regarding this since @skprufo is no longer working at MS? Who is the contact?

      • Dustin T Waling commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I see there is something similar (more specific to O365 group calendar) on this thread: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16933204-include-office-365-group-calendar-in-teams

        our users consist of multiple groups of 50-150 (incld: software eng., QA, Support, product owner/stakeholders, etc), residing in multiple international locations.

        Even if there isn't an efficient way to show *everyone's availability or all group meetings, at least having a way for all members to post their time off would be great!!
        One idea I tried was with Planner, but I would need find a way to default the planner tab to the calendar view and hide the other views then instruct them to add a task for the time off dates, that would do the trick... anyway, there are feature already not far off, but not quite close enough to make it useable..

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        hi any feedbacks, our company is very interested and looking forward on this..

      • daniel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        A real calendar in Teams / SharePoint would be a great feature for our business.
        - Outlook/Exchange has it's user presents features, pulled from peoples calendar activities. Having this also cross into Teams/Sharepoint, as a (Last Month, Current Month, Next Month) view, would provide the team a quick glimps of availability of members etc.
        - having this team calendar also appear in a SharePoint Team or communications site. Would make use of intelligent automated availability based on user calendar activities.
        - And a feature that would be great would be a global "All user" availability calendar (probably wont work for business with thousands of employees), for smaller business, a portal (SharePoint) Hub/communications pages that can give an insight into Annual leave absentees etc would be perfect.

      • TracyWallack commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I want to keep all things private.
        So that, I prefer using paper calendar!)
        Something like https://onplanners.com/templates/calendars/yearly

        Paper Calendar Benefits. For many people the paper calendar diary provides simplicity and flexibility to see the big picture, to plan, and jot down appointments and ideas. There is something about physically writing down a task or an appointment that helps our brains remember the task better.

      • Pierre Thériault commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We're starting to explore and test Teams. We are looking for ways to have team calendar for specific topic. Our idea was to create meetings associated to a channel, which is feasible. However, we didn't find a way to see effectively those entries within a calendar view. We can only see the meetings appearing in the conversation, which is not enough organised. It seems obvious but I realise by reading this forum thread that I'm not the only one searching for a such solution.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The Teams and Office365 calendar has to act as a real calendar. With easy access and managable access, e.g. view and editcapabilities for persons and groups

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am also happy to help test. Do not have Twitter account for corporate use so please email me. Thanks

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Thank you for the update, Suphrata. I am interested in testing though my Twitter is not associated with this account.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We plodding along in our use of TEAMS but have increased needs that includes the calendar. It could really accelerate adoption is we have an integrated calendar.

      • Ryan Spooner commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Always interested in surveys and testing that help to improve and shape the future direction of a product. I'll tweet you shortly.

      • Sam commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi Suphatra, nice to hear about update for calendar in teams. I am intrested in testing or file out surveys. I have no twitter, so please email me. thanks Sam

      • Sachs commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I like the "meetings" icon and it is really helpful. But a TeamCalender within Teams would be awesome.

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