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”
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.
Janine Muster commented
As a user I would like to have the choice of when a week starts.
Plamen Ananiev commented
As a modern multi-national teams collaboration solution and due to not fixed workplace of most people nowadays, it is very preferable to have more flexible and details oriented settings, like: configurable starting day of the week, on a personal basis, not connected with any location or current language settings.
Nasser Aldarsony commented
Go to Microsoft Teams setting and change App Language to English (United States) then click save and restart. It worked with me now the week starts on Sunday
Middle east Working Week is Sunday to Thursday for most, can you address this ASAP.
If this is tagged to location and language settings then I am well and truly excluded. I live in the Middle East which is Arabic speaking, I don't speak Arabic and the working week starts on Sunday! How difficult can this be?
The change of working week should really be a separate setting to language settings.
Hi, i'm from Romania, where week starts with monday
English UK ii good enough for me - for calendar settings