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”
Ian Caldwell commented
And... this is an international standard:
"Monday is the day of the week between Sunday and Tuesday. According to the international standard ISO 8601 it is the first day of the week." (Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monday)
Ian Caldwell commented
Our company users find this very confusing, that the week starts on Sunday. Please fix this ASAP - either copy settings from Office 365 account, Outlook, or allow the setting to be made in the Teams app. We need this feature.
Szabó László commented
Looking at the comments on this topic - the first appearence of this was in July 2018.
Almost a year passed and We saw no solution from Microsoft.
I kindly ask the developers to make steps in this case, because it is an existing and important problem in teams. Not to mention that the solution would be quick and easy to a programmer.
It is really confusing that the work week starts on a Sunday, many mistakes are happening. It is a must to be able to change this.
Roman Buchwald commented
Its a missing feature to adjust that in users options? So its a must and should be simple
For Germany and the rest of europe a must have.
Kai - Uwe Dzialas commented
Same here for german citizen. Shifts calendar is also affected.
Please correct based on region or let us choose.
Christopher Hoard commented
There are users in the Tech Community who are looking for this functionality. Would like to see the beginning of the week start on a Monday as opposed to Sunday.
I think this is US standard...week starting with Sunday., In Sweden we start our week on Mondays.
Steffen Møller commented
Only in the US does the week start on Mondays. We are a fair number of people outside the US.