Start calendar week on monday (or allow setting)
Using the desktopversion, when I want to plan a meeting, my weeks start on Sunday. I'm used to weeks starting on Monday, so I spent half an hour planning (and replanning) meetings.
Currently, start day for the week and the work-week are set based on your language in Settings in Microsoft Teams. The Calendar team has work on the backlog to address the case where users may want a different week/work-week start day than is usual for their language setting.
Until then, the team wanted to share this workaround for setting the work-week start day via OWA, while leaving your language settings as-is.
- Open Outlook Web Access (“OWA”), and go to the Settings panel, as described in this article: https://support.microsoft.com/office/calendar-settings-in-outlook-web-app-84544ef2-d5cf-4696-bcb3-cc87719a3e07.
- In the OWA Settings, click “View all Outlook Settings”
- Use the settings under “Show work week as” to choose your work-week days.
- Click “Save”
- Return to Teams, click on your photo/initials at the top right and choose “Sign Out”
Gerry Mecca commented
None of the users are asking my question so I thought I'd write. In the MS Teams Desktop App my Calendar Week starts on Tuesday, no matter the language Work Week or entire week settings I adjust and my admin sees no difference on backend? In the web version the week correctly starts on Sunday and Monday for Week and Work Week respectively. What gives?
Im a Brit (one of many working in the UAE, language settings are English UK, Sunday is the first day of the week, Friday and Saturday are weekend. When are you going to fix Teams to allow us the option to set the correct days?
Allow user to Choose any day for start of the week and any day for start and end of 'work week'
Mark Helotie commented
Alex's workaround didn't work for me... I did the steps, logged out of Teams and back in.
I still see Sunday as first day of week. :(
Pipo Koeien commented
My Teams calendar somehow starts on thursdays and can't change it by changing language or location. Changing the OWA settings doesn't change the Teams calendar settings.
My settings is MY SETTINGS and not some guessing work by anyone else!
Outlook settings is NOT used in my Teams.
Can we have a choice on on which day the week starts, and not link it automatically to the language settings? I selected English (UK) and the week starts on Monday as a default. I would prefer it to start on Sunday but there is no way I can make this choice.
Christopher James McCall commented
I recommend there be a setting in teams or just make it follow you outlook settings. This is should be a simple correctio.
Work-around does not work - falling back to showing Work-week only in Teams... :(
Using en_US, and my week starts on Monday(not just my Work week!).
I want to see the weekend Sat+Sun at the _end_ of my work week.
Microsoft needs to stop making assumptions - settings based on language/region are meaningless. Let the user configure their environment. I live in the US and need my calendars to start on Monday. And if my job required me to have the first day be Wednesday, then it needs to be Wednesday.
This should be configurable.
But in the meantime, you could try just showing the "Work Week" and not display Saturday or Sunday.
Gotthard Martin commented
How in the world does a week end on Saturday? Lord's day is Sunday, and he/she/it did not rest on the sixth day, but on the seventh! That in other religions the Sunday (Sabbath or Al jum ah) falls on our Saturday, or Friday, has nothing to do with the language.
Mohamed Sayed commented
make the calendar setting like outlook. So simple !
Marush Denchev commented
The lack of a setting like this one is why nobody really wants to use Microsoft Teams. If it wasn't part of Microsoft Office 365 nobody would have chosen it to be their tool for daily team interactions.
Óli Jón commented
I want to be able to specify on which day my workweek begins which is something I can do pretty much everywhere else. My language setting should have nothing to do with this.
It should be enough for Teams to use OS-level settings for regional options (date and time formats, start of week etc.) and not to derive them from application-level language setting. Or make it even more configurable like "use system settings" or "use this display language" and "use these regional formats". Windows settings for language and regional formats are separated and it proved as a good concept since NT 4.0. Mixing display language and regional formats into single option (like in Android) is step backward. There are many companies intentionally using English display language due to clear terminology and different regional format to match local habits.
Thomas D Scotland commented
I am 74 years old and I have used English (proper UK English) all my working life and I can tell you that the week always starts on SUNDAY. I just don't know when this week starts Monday nonsense comes from but as a Christian country the new week always started on Sunday! Just fix it!
If you choose language as English (Canada), it puts Sunday as the first day of the week, although that is not the regional standard. I'm having to use English (UK).
As a user I would like to have a choice as to when my work week starts. Having it start on Sunday for US English means that I sometimes mistake Monday for Sunday, which is what I am accustomed to on my other calendars. This makes viewing my week complicated as I would rather see my weekend as a block, and at the end of the week. Please make this change.
I would like to have the access to set-up the start day of the week in TEAMS.