10-14-2019 08:18 PM
Just found out that do not send a response doesn't update organizer's list in addition to not sending email. I would suggest changing the wording - because if people previously figured out how it worked they would need a cue that the behavior changed. Personally wouldn't want to choose the 'same' option again from being burned in the past.
10-29-2019 03:48 PM
Someone brought up the topic of when you would want to accept but not have your attendance registered, and that is something I used to think of when I would accept and not send the response. The idea was that I would be adding it to my calendar for awareness but would not want to be considered as acknowledging that I would be there to represent my team. (On a change control, for example). Now I just use Tentative for that. I think if the invitee's response is always going to be registered with the organizer, then Accept/Tentative/Decline is all that anyone would need and the default should be to not send an email reply.
10-29-2019 05:17 PM
@Julia Foran it's nearly been 9 months since you said "We do plan to make this change in Outlook 2016 for Windows" and still not ETA on when it will be delivered to Office 365 members.
Why is it taking so long?
I would have thought Outlook for Windows would be the first client you updated as it has been around the longest...
11-07-2019 01:50 PM
Any news on this? Last update was 2018 and this would be a great change for us. We do a lot of lunch and learns and email 400 people in the office. I don't want 400 emails coming my way but I'd really like to know who's actually coming by checking the scheduling assistant.
11-19-2019 04:18 PM
11-20-2019 01:43 AM
From my point of view is the approach suggestion a topic which has to be redesigned in the way as proposed. To accept an invitation without an sending a response is necessary but without an acceptance in the tracking tool is a no-go and creates confusion on invitation organizer side. Best regards, JPH
11-20-2019 12:02 PM
The difference in behavior for users who are on Office 365 and not is maddening. This seems to address that change. I like it.
Right now, if group calendar at Org 1 sends a meeting to someone at Org2 (also on O365) and the person responds Accepts, the Org 1 meeting organizer recieves no notification at all. I'm under the impression this is by desgin. But that means a portion of the extenal invites send mail responses and those on Office 365 do not.
11-20-2019 03:53 PM
11-20-2019 03:54 PM
11-20-2019 04:19 PM
@Julia Foran saying you are still in progress is not an update, especially when it shouldn't even take 2 months to implement let alone over a year. Like I have been saying all along the Windows update should be first as that was the first email platform.
So roughly when will this massive issue for thousands of people be fixed? I know it's not going to be this year but I would hope that it is VERY early 2020.
12-03-2019 11:29 AM
12-03-2019 04:41 PM
@Julia Foran clearly people only come to this thread when they find out the hard way (myself included) that the meeting invite is not updated when you select "Accept & Do Not Send a Response". It has had 62.7k visits with 163 replies which are the people that take the time to setup an account or login. This should have been fixed for Office 365 customers on a PC many months ago, especially considering we are coming up to 2 years since the issue was first identified.
12-04-2019 02:19 AM
@Lucien Riviere Clearly, Everyone, MS are stalling. They could have fixed this, probably overnight. Its a tweak: One has the option of sending a reply that is tracked with an accompanying email or sending a reply that is (contrary to advice) not tracked with no accompanying email. We want a combination of the two: MS if you are reading.... a reply that tracks that doesnt send an email. But I suspect you are holding out for Windows 11 or whatever, when you can charge us loads more for 'fixing' something that never made sense in the first place. Please lets not be here next month cos that will be 2years!!! How about a seasonal gift to your loyal users...??
12-04-2019 04:29 PM
@Lucien Riviere well said, that sums up exactly what is happening. There are no other logical reasons as to why they are dragging their feet. Windows should have been the first platform as that is where it all began. Unless they are fixing the hardest last as it has been around so long and does not adapt well in the rapidly changing IT world. I learnt a long time ago to start with the hardest issues first as your customers will be happy for it. @Julia Foran does read the messages but strangely this issue is not a high priority so she takes a few weeks to reply. I used to joke about it at work that it will be fixed by Xmas but sadly that is not going to happen.
12-05-2019 06:55 AM
@Julia Foran I cannot believe that this how Outlook works. Expected behavior is that when a recipient clicks "do not send a response" it still records the response on the sender's Outlook, it just doesn't send an email. I just found out that Outlook does not do this and cannot believe this is how it works. It's a big miss in my opinion.
As for the second question, here I think if the Sender does not request responses, it means they do not care whether you are coming or not, so it's OK for the response not to be recorded.
12-05-2019 07:14 AM
@Julia Foran I was shocked to find out that this how Outlook works. I echo the statements of others above that the expected behavior is that when a recipient clicks "do not send a response" it still records the response on the sender's Outlook, it just doesn't send an email.
Please fix this ASAP and provide an ETA, so I don't have to educate all of my staff to do something different to address this "flaw" only to have it corrected within a month.
12-05-2019 08:19 AM
1. Yes, and I was using that option always expecting it was recorded my response without sending an email.
Just today after years I found that it was marked as 'None' and was searching why. So I like that change, I talked with others and 50% thought that it was recording the response as accepted.
2. Yes, the intention is to avoid email responses, but expected that it will mark the response.
12-05-2019 08:24 AM
1) Yes - this change would be valuable because many people think they are being courteous to the organizer by accepting, but not clogging up the organizer's Inbox.
2) As an Organizer, I only do not ask for resposnes when it's an OOO invite.