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!
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
Eric Eder commented
Agreed. This omission renders the app useless from a practical perspective. We had to choose a different application.
Absolutely insane this wasn't a feature from the start.
This functionality is a glaring omission, especially since there is no import functionality. Re-occurring shifts are a part of normal operation for a team when there is a shift pattern. Having to manually enter or copy and paste weeks is onerous
Totally agree - I just went to implement the use of shifts but once I saw I couldn't create a recurring type approach like you can in outlook...it's a useless app in teams for me which is unfortunate. I want teams to be my all in one platform.
I am new to Teams, having used wheniwork.com in previous employment. I struggle with the basic features that I thought would be included like recurring shifts.
This needs to be a priority to keep me as a user
Joep Poot commented
Please make this happen
Jeremy Kirkpatrick commented
This should have been something that was implemented into Shifts at it's core, not an add on down the road. Currently I can use Outlook Calendar for my team, but it will clog up the calendars. Being able to set a semi-permanent schedule for the team would be very beneficial. Please bump to active.
As what Gareth suggests, we also have a complex On Call rota that is managed in teams, and currently have to do 1 day at a time as there is not even a way to block 7 days and copy.
Reoccurring shifts would solve this please add to backlog asap.
We need to have this ability not only for shifts, but also for time off requests. Please move this from the backlog to active items.
This should have been a core requirement of Shifts IMO. I have recurring fairly complex oncall requirements. If I were to update these for say a couple of months in advance, then have to make a slight change due to staffing I'd need to redo the entire rota post change. Please make this a priority.... until then I'm stuck with my shared Outlook calendar.
Just adding my voice to the mix; REALLY need the ability to create a weekly schedule that recurs every week. It's kind of a no-brainer requirement.
This may not be "critical" but it goes along way to the willingness of people in my organization who need some type of time clock and **** manager to adopt Teams.
PLEASE move it back to being actively planned.
Miss Horton commented
It is essential that I can block copy shifts across the whole year - this is ridiculous!
Get it off the backlog and sort it out now please!