04-02-2019 02:15 PM
04-11-2019 08:36 AM
I'm not sure if this is now a resolved issue but I would love to see any meeting invitation response listed in tracking. I often have meetings where people accept, decline, or indicate tentative without sending a response. When that happens, and the tracking does not get updated and I look at that tracking information, I have no idea as to the intentions of attendees that I may consider to be key contributors..
Regarding question 2, If the organizer does not request a response to a meeting invitation then I would assume that they do not want to deal with the emails associated wit the responses but they may still want to be able to track who and how many invitees accept.
04-19-2019 10:43 AM
Yes, please make this change. If I accept a meeting without sending an annoying email bothering the orgranizer that I will come, then I have still accepted the meeting and it should be recorded that I've accepted the meeting. The current way is counter-intuitive to the way people think.
05-01-2019 07:48 AM
We do plan to make this change in Outlook 2016 for Windows, but do not have an ETA yet. When responding from Windows, you'll need to send a response to update the organizer's tracking.
As mentioned previously, the new behavior (update organizer but do not send an email) is released for all other clients.
05-01-2019 10:51 AM
Hi @Julia Foran
What does it mean "When responding from Windows"?
I'm running Office 365 Pro Plus
"We do plan to make this change in Outlook 2016 for Windows, but do not have an ETA yet. When responding from Windows, you'll need to send a response to update the organizer's tracking.
As mentioned previously, the new behavior (update organizer but do not send an email) is released for all other clients."
05-01-2019 01:37 PM - edited 05-01-2019 02:01 PM
Yes to both. When should we expect this to be implemented?
05-13-2019 02:42 PM
Yes please to both!
2. Most people I have worked with believe accepting + don't send response updates the tracking of the meeting without spamming the organizer's inbox. It sounds like nothing but good.
Is there a timeline for a decision either way?
05-15-2019 09:07 AM
1) YES - I had the same expectation - that the organizer would still be able to track my response but would not have their inbox cluttered unnecessarily. This change should definitely be implemented.
2) YES - if accept is only option (organizer has not requested responses), organizer should not receive emails for each response, but Outlook should definitely update the tracking information.
Perhaps to satisfy those who did not expect this behavior, or wish to remain anonymous, a 4th option could be added, for responding just for oneself, and sending no tracking information at all to the organizer.
06-26-2019 07:53 AM
I would love to have the tracking feature added to the "Do Not Send A Response" feature so that accepting the meeting saves on the number of emails to the organizer and so that the organize receives an accurate count of attendees for each meeting.
07-17-2019 02:25 PM
Yes and yes. The 'Do Not Send A Response' function puts the Organizer at a disadvantage by not recording the acceptance in the meeting tracker. And, I believe that the people who use this response option believe that the Organizer will be able to view their Meeting Acceptance (and that they are saving the Organizer a redundant email in their inbox). Right now it is more of an "Incognito" Accept option, which is not clear to the user.
07-29-2019 01:10 PM - edited 07-29-2019 01:30 PM
Hello @Julia Foran
Has this feature been implemented for Mac? Today I learned after I was asked to please respond to a meeting invite, that the "Accept but do not send a response" option does not actually show me accepting the meeting. If I am using Mac OS, and the organizer is using Windows, will it update the status if I choose not to send a response? (our organization is hosted in Office 365)
07-30-2019 05:39 PM
Yes, if you reply & do not send a response using Mac, the organizer using Windows will see your response in their tracking list. The Windows limitation is only if the attendee who is responding without sending a response is using Windows to respond.
Hope that helps.
09-10-2019 11:16 PM - edited 09-10-2019 11:27 PM
@Julia Foran this is how I always assumed it worked and have never checked. Why would it operate any differently? This should not be a question to the community but implemented as it is a design flaw. This post was raised 18 months ago and still nothing has changed, even though it has received a lot of attention??? Currently there has been 47.1k people to view the post, so if that doesn't tell you that people had to google it to find out why the "Accept but Do Not Send a Response" did not work as expected, then nothing will.
Furthermore, if I don't click either accept option then the invite stays in your calendar anyway as tentative, unless you decline or delete the event.
09-10-2019 11:36 PM - edited 09-10-2019 11:38 PM
@Julia Foran quote from your comment on 04-02-2019 03:10 PM "The technology we're using to update the tracking list when the "do not send a response" option is selected is available only within Office 365, so it will only be available to mailboxes hosted in the service."
My reply: That is not true as we have an Office 365 account and the tracking list is not updated. Again this should not matter as all clients should receive the same functionality. As per my previous message this is how it should have been designed in the first place.
PS I had to copy and paste what you wrote as my reply does not include the comment I am referring to, so that should be fixed in the next release.
09-11-2019 05:43 PM
10-01-2019 08:54 AM
10-07-2019 05:09 PM
@Julia Foran roughly how long will it take to implement in Outlook for Windows? I thought it would have been the first change considering it has been around for the longest. It's been 2 months since you posted that update and no change as yet...
10-09-2019 11:16 AM
1. Undoubtedly Yes. I have come across several upper-level Executive Assistants and Admins that don't understand why this option doesn't tally in their tracking results and what I'm going to do to fix the issue. Since I can't rewrite Microsoft code, my only response to date has been that the end-user will need to re-accept the meeting invitation and choose to send some kind of a response.
2. Yes and Yes. If the organizer is simply organizing a meeting with no options to change the time and doesn't require a response from the invitee, I think they are still going to want to know who is attending and who isn't. Primarily in larger organizations, this is a great way to cut down on the amount of e-mail received and that the organizer has to deal with.
As this thread was started in 2018 and numerous users have provided feedback, has a decision been made? I know that not knowing if a user has accepted a meeting has caused friction between managers and personnel and if a decision can be made one way or the other so that it can be communicated out, would be helpful.