Integrate Outlook Categories
I would love the ability to use categories I've created in Outlook for files and meetings in Teams, and have those categories carry from one app to the other, no matter which app the category was originally assigned in.
FYI Microsoft: while there are 98 votes, at the moment, for this suggestion/request, there are several iterations of this that need to be combined into one that would increase the number of people interested in this. I took a quick search and glance at just one page of similar references to the idea of using the same color coding available in Outlook for TEAMS meetings. My quick glance produced 161 votes. Still not a ton, but I bet there's more if I was able to accumulate that many in a matter of minutes?
Might do some good to be a bit more diligent about merging similar requests so that you get an accurate assessment of your users needs.
And, everyone else interested in this, keep the votes coming! Seems like a no-brainer to me. :)
Mark Boatman commented
New to Teams. Having a hard time envisioning that the Calendar will be useful in any way without the categories I have in Outlook.
Sarah Lipsey commented
I really miss the color codes I have applied to my categories in Outlook. At a glance - those color codes help determine priority and help switch modes in my brain.
I'm used to assigna a category to en email in outlook in case I need to follow up on it.
according to the team I need to follow it up with, I choose the colour category.
I miss this possibility in Teams...
I find very limited the "save" flag available to keep track of a post... better than nothing, but limited compared to the categories.
Thanks for the attention.
mike duke commented
to synchronize Outlook color categories across Exchange items
From the Property name drop-down list, choose Categories.
From the drop-down list directly below, choose Append new categories to item categories.
As the category name, enter the full name of the user whose calendar you are now setting up to be synced.
I completely agree! I work in a large team and need the ability to quickly identify types / priorities of meetings!
Kevin Swan commented
Jens Scheidtmann commented
One should also be able to apply Categories (Tags) in Planner.
Chris Soares commented
The lack of categories is a gap between Outlook and Teams feature functionality. My personal use case here is to assign categories to my outlook meetings. This simplifies the timesheet entry process for me as it is easier to visually identify project time spent when I have my meetings/time in the calendar color coded using the categories.