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!
Erik Meaux commented
Can we please get the recurring shifts function?!?!?
Kim Iversen commented
This feature is highly requested, why hasn't there been an update since March 14, 2019?
Ryan Kasher commented
I would say backlog is not the appropriate tasking priority for this issue. The addition of a recurrence option from a coding standpoint is trivial and placing something as fundamental as this feature into a 'backlog' is a rather poor demonstration of prioritization on Microsoft's part. It's akin to the severity of Ford or GM forgetting to include seats in your car... Just the two cents of an experienced Product Dev. Manager.. Practicality, Usability, and Customer Experience govern the adoption and continued success of a product line/suite.
Shifts is useless without this. It should have been a part of the core design, the fact it is still not implemented doesn’t fill me with confidence that all is well in the land of microsoft.
I thought there would be simple instructions here on how to do it. Unbelievable this is not possible yet!
Any updates on this? Too much manual intervention is needed currently.
Dave Bobrowski commented
Seems like a basic thing that should have been there v1 just saying. Without this, it's unusable for my team. Wayyyy too much manual work involved given most of the time my shifts are set.
Josh U commented
Any sort of timeline on when Shifts will be able to handle recurring shifts?
Collin Blatt commented
Can we please add this feature? It's quite annoying not being able to do this.
Jeremy Scott commented
so you posted this nearly 9 months ago....how long is the back log for such an obvious and easy feature ?
PLEASE ADD A WAY TO MAKE SHIFTS RECURRING.
Also have a view sorted by time instead of only by name - Similar to calendar view in outlook. The current format is very difficult to read because the hours are not in order.
Honestly please just make the shifts option in teams more similar to Outlook. I have to use both for my job and making them match is so difficult because of Teams. Staffhub was better.
Please add the ability to have rcurring shifts with recurring tasks across weeks and months.SHIFTS
The schedue view in planner needs the ability to add colours as its very diffcult to see what plans are scheduled.
Wouldnt it make sense to link a plan with a shift and have sub shifts for plans ?
Dave Numme commented
Agreed - this would be very helpful!
Shawn Iachetta commented
We're very interested in this feature also. Seems like an obvious one that should be implemented...
Any movement on this feature? Yes, I can copy paste or copy a full day's schedule to another date but no two days are the same for me.
Laura Holm commented
Recurring shifts is an absolute necessity. Otherwise I will be spending more time than I am saving with this app.
Jeremy Scott commented
seriously......how can anybody use this App without such an obvious task.....can't be hard as you have it in Outlook for recurring appointments...who designed these systems ?!!
When will it be available as will have to buy another product and downgrade my Office packages.
This is a deal breaker. This feature alone made the entire system obsolete.
Please fix if possible
This has to be one of the most significant failings i've seen in a product recently. Its obviously not an easy fix... let me believe that for now, I would really hope the new age of Microsoft developers aren't this incompetent. Then again, this could be the new age under the old thumb. Get it fixed please.
Really?? Shifts could have been nice, but we're not living in a time where we want to enter stuff manually. Please move to selected asap