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”
Bob Brady commented
Please make "Week starts on" independent of language setting!
Add option to start week on Monday
add option to start week on monday
Where can I find the settings in Microsoft Teams?
As someone who uses this app but works a non-traditional work-week, I'm adding my voice to the call for this as an independent setting. It's a real disincentive to use the app.
The work-around does not come close to matching the preferred behavior found in Outlook. The missing behaviors are:
Set left most day as current day
Remember the number of days to display
James Green commented
Please make this obvious and not arcane. I've changed the language to fix the issue for me but that's just a lousy user experience.
reverse problem here - in Australia, work week starts on Monday, my Desktop Outlook and OWA both default to Monday Week Start correctly, but despite choosing 'Starts on Monday' in OWA settings - the Calendar in both Teams (online & desktop) still Week starting on Sunday in Teams365 and Teams-Desktop. (workaround is not working).
This did work for me. Changed the settings in OWA. teams calender setting changed to start from Sunday
Ravi Kesavan commented
It is a very important requirement for the Middle East region as there is no option to Choose English UAE as most of the expatriate workers use English.
this is EXTREMELY inconvenient and was not expected from a a corporate like MS!!! how come I can change almost everything in windows and other MS applications but unable to change a small thing like the week workdays to start on Sunday instead of Monday??
The workaround does not work to adjust the first day of the week in teams... It only adjusts it in the online outlook view. Not sure how that is very useful.
Jassim Al rahma commented
Yeah this will be great because our week starts here on Sunday although we use English language
It will be great if this can be implemented as soon as possible.
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Please don’t forget to change the color coding — grey to resemble time off and white to resemble office hours, this should correlate to the ‘different’ week start/working hours settings.
Also, how do you change the hours of your work day. Not everyone works 8-5 Monday through Friday
Our working day starts on Sunday and end on Thursday, I could not do it !
We had Exchange On-prem with a hybrid deployment. In Middle East region where first day of the week is Sunday and not able to Change Customize work week as default is Monday.
same here.... outlook calendar is now how I wanted it..thank you Alex... but back in Teams ... it does not show the same
Working around doesn’t work
Mohamed Abdelaziz commented
My calendar settings in OWA and Exchange on-prem is correct but it doesn't reflect in MS teams. so the workaround is not working