SHIFTS: Notifications for upcoming shifts
StaffHub sent an email to the user assigned to a Shift, to remind them of an upcoming shift. It would be very helpful to have this as an option Teams.
Kadhiravan B commented
This is crazy. What's the point of a shifts app when you can't email the shift to the people who need to see it.
Stunned that this has been over a year in the making and Microsoft have not driven this released incomplete function home. Important now more than ever during Covid-19 restrictions.
I spent ages looking for a leave request app for our small business and was pleased to see Shifts could do it, until I now see staff making requests and I don't even know they've made them!
Is there any way to lock the "Leave Calendar" so that only the manager can create and edit and approve time off requests?
Carolyn Lim commented
The notification feature in Shifts is important. If without that there is no meaning to use Shifts as user sometime wont go in to check the request personally.
Shifts looked like a great tool and then .... we found out that there is no way to get active notifications. Even the manager has to open Shifts itself to check for request.
Unfortunately that is a show stopper!
Come on Microsoft, this is needed now more than ever.
[Deleted User] commented
I would like to have this option.
Shift need to send a notification to the team or user if I would.
When I share changes it doesn't send and email nor notification. Nothing. Is not listed in the conector of Flow, so it is imposible to get a notifiacation when changes are made.
So far the Share with Team portion sends out a an email to either the whole team or the persons affected, but it doesn't tell the WHAT the changes are.
It would be great to know what's been changed on your shift. That's one of the push backs I'm getting from my Scheduling manager and the users.
Luke Mattey commented
Would be great to have notifications of open/approved shifts on the PC version (looks like it works for the mobile version). Thanks!
Seraphine Kng commented
After clicking Share with Team, they are not notified. It would be great if they get an alert of some sort that the Shifts segment has been changed
For Teams-SHIFT without notification of any changes and approval request, it lost the interaction and collaborative meaning of Teams. And, cannot feel the different of a general worksheet.
Shaohao Lin commented
I was surprised notification wasn't supported in Shift.
Agreed. We are having issues with notifications after clicking the "Share with Team" button.
FYI this should get a tag for the Shifts application.
Notifications would be extremely beneficial where shifts have been re-assigned or modified.
When will notifications be available for assigned/modified shifts in Microsoft Teams?!
Definitely need notification feature.
Gerrit Coetsee commented
It's great functionality and management but the email portion is lacking. If you have big teams to manage that travel often, an email will help greatly.
Having to log into MS Teams to view the schedule is a bit short sighted from MS.
Yes i Agree, we use flow connector to send email on any changes in shift. this help keep track of changes. As per the doc it seems flow connector will not ble available for Team-shifts. in that what would the alternative solution for sending emails?