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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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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.

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  • Paul commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Warren, this is good news. But it is rather surprising how long this is taking. Surely, with all the expertise and experience of Microsoft, this shouldn't be a head-scratching "how do we go about doing this"request? As it stands, we are considering moving to other team collaboration software. That's how important a calendar feature is to us! Thank you in advance for some good news soon.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please work FASTER!! The need for a full functioning Outlook calendar is critical! Whenever you DO come up with it, please make sure we can import what we have had to "jerry-rig" in the meantime! We do everything in Teams so I don't want to have to reinvent the wheel when you finally get this working correctly!
    Definitely need a Team Calendar that can connect to SharePoint. Thanks!

  • Mike Colombo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    So far I am very happy with Teams. ONE centralized user calendar would be a plus, but so far you guys have done a good job. We recently ditched a work flow system in favor of Teams but it would be nice if you could actually create Tasks on a Calendar that could populate itself on the Planner, if that makes any sense. I don't really care if it interacts with SharePoint or any other system. I don't need a Calendar with so much stuff on it you have to spend a week reading one date.

  • DZee commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree with M.S. below (May 31, 2018): PLEASE make sure the calendar in Teams is simply the integrated calendar view ala Outlook of all the team members and not yet another new calendar separate from SharePoint and Outlook.

    It's tough enough to get people to put all their appointments on the Outlook calendar, much less creating separate calendars for each Team they're on.

    Ideally, the calendar would show only free/busy time plus Out of Office/Tentative color coding for private appointments, but anything that invites the team shows up by name with details visible.

  • Brandon Tidd commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @Warren Glad to hear you are working on this - as we move forward, I assume we should be creating content on the group calendar vs a sharepoint calendar list?

  • Carly commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Unbelievable that this wasn't one of the first things added for teams - also, why no SWAY app - that is a Microsoft product, so why no integration?

  • M.S. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Good to hear! Just wondering whether this is going to be calendar number 3. We already have a Group Calendar in Outlook, which apparently is difficult to include in Teams. And we have SharePoint Calendars that can show up in Teams but not/do not sync in Outlook. There really should be one calendar that works across the Apps.

  • Howard commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Great - really need it to happen and to integrate with Outlook calendar.

  • Brian Bolton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    That sounds great. At some point having the option in MS Outlook to include calendar events in MS Teams would be awesome. For example, if you are working on a project with a group of people that schedule project meetings, being able to select a button in outlook while setting up a vacation day to include in the Teams calendar would be huge.

  • Erik B commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We utilize a shared calendar within 365 and Outlook in order to communicate agendas and staff scheduling changes. Is there a way to view a shared calendar from within Teams? This would be ideal.

  • Deepa Komant commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would prefer not to go out to another system, and would find it really helpful for Teams to have a calendar to help manage projects.

  • Erick Hutson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am trying to get my team moved over to the Teams App, but I feel like the barrier to Teams is the lack of a quality Calendar.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a no brainer...I really think Microsoft screwed up by not having this at the start of teams.
    Without a calendar, the app is nearly worthless.
    I think we are all sick of switching back and forth between apps, it's time for some unification.

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