Allow setting a shift as recurring with beginning and end dates
Thank you for your feedback! We are hard at work improving the Shifts app experience including adding recurring shifts. In the meantime, we wanted to share some tips and tricks to help with some pain-points mentioned:
1) Make Edits to Your Schedule (Delete, Undo, Minor Copy Edits): Shifts works similarly to Excel in certain regards, so make sure to highlight shifts with your mouse and utilize keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, Ctrl+Z) to copy, delete, or undo actions. We find it helpful doing this particularly in month view and week view.
2) Copy Button: Use the copy button on the top right to copy any timeframe you need for the entire schedule.
3) Search for Shifts in Creation Phase: When creating a shift, utilize the search command to find shifts that have already been created in the past.
We’ll keep you posted when we have more news!
I need this reoccurring as takes up to much time. please add this
Bill Dean commented
I was really excited about this app in teams only to find that scheduling has to be done on a day by day basis. Having to copy and paste the shifts into the proper days of the week was one thing, but not being able to assign a standard shift over multiple days for one employee makes this unusable.
If your aim is to target retail stores with this shifts app, I think you are targeting the wrong demographic. Any big company that is using teams for communication will not have randomized shifts like retail. They will have set shift blocks that will only change every week to two weeks (for teams that rotate shifts). Why on earth did anyone think that the majority of users would only need to schedule...every...single...day...individually...for...each...employee....separately?!?
You took an app that could be very useful and made it so unusable that it would take 2 - 3 times as long to create a useable shift roster than it would to just use an excel document or a paper and pencil method.
Now that so many of us are going full remote, this seems like something that should be moved to the front of the line. Setting recurring meetings has been a thing as long as I can remember. I don't see how this is different in any way and find it difficult to understand the lack of this feature being implemented.
As others have said, why even release the app without the ability to set recurring shifts. It really is a waste of hours and hours of time. It's unbelievable that this still hasn't been implemented.
Kyle Dixon commented
We, like probably a vast majority of Teams users, have a set work schedule every week. We are a global company with different time zones and people working at different times but they are static work schedules for each office. Using Shifts, I have to manually copy day to day shifts as well as to the members. This is a waste of time. There has to be a way to set a static schedule per Shift Group on a weekly basis. Like Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM and then users sign up or are assigned their shift and it is perpetual so there's no additional administration required unless a change is requested (which is extremely rare).
Is there any work on when this feature may be advanced from the backlog into production? It's been added to the backlog over a year ago
Egill Juliusson commented
Please add this feature asap. Essential part of being able to use Teams for projects that work on a schedule...
1 year later and still not a basic feature. MS you dropped the ball on this App.
Poppy Turbiak commented
Wow, I am new to shifts and was trying to set up the next month for my team, I was unable to make the shifts reoccur so I did a Google search hoping to find a tutorial.....and I find this, hundreds of people requesting the same thing! It's really difficult to use this app without this feature, please fix
Becky Wiacek commented
How long is something on the back log for? The lack of this feature is why I can's use this app
We should be able to set schedule for every weekday, every weekend, or both. Those options would make shifts very useful. Copying schedule is very confusing and awkward, in my opinion. It also duplicates the time slots and causes mass confusion. Please improve this Teams feature!
A white board and dry erase markers are more efficient.
I'd be embarrassed and likely quit before being fired for not responding to my customers for 11 months and 13 days.
Jeremy Forster commented
The lack of this feature is the major reason why we decided not to use Shifts.
We need this asap!
Are there any updates that you guys can provide as to the status of this feature?
Hey Teams team,
Some of my user base are also requesting this feature, especially for fixed positions and part time colleagues.
It's February 14th 2020 and still missing the most basic feature of a schedule calendar. What gives?
Laura Holm commented
Why is this still on the backlog if ideas with less than half this many votes are being planned?
Laura Holm commented
Why on the Backlog for the past year? If I have to manually create every single shift for every single day of every single year, I might as well use paper and pencil. Shifts is completely useless to us without this feature. Seems like a no-brainer...
Gregg Davenport commented
This is a priority for admins - it takes too much time to copy and paste when people are used to normal calendar functionality.