09-18-2018 01:06 PM
09-18-2018 01:06 PM
Hello. I'm stupid frustrated. My wife uses ios, I use microsoft. Both of us have all our settings to automatic Central Time, Chicago which is UTC-6. When she sends me a calendar invite, I get an email from her with an attached .ics file. Double clicking on it opens it up in outlook 365 calendar. In this example, the email body shows the event starts at 2:00pm CST and ends at 3:00pm CST. This is a recurring event. Here is the relevant .ics file details:
Because the event is recurring, I cannot change the time in outlook when opening the .ics file. In outlook 365 calendar (and all the oulook calendars) it shows as 3:00pm to 4:00pm CST instead of 2:00pm to 3:00pm. The calendar invite also states, "The meeting has been adjusted to reflect the current time zone. It was initially created in the following time zone: UCT-06:00 Central America." When she sends me a non recurring event, I can change the time. (That's strange in itself -- I can change the time to the correct one in a single event, but not in a recurring event.) If I open the .ics file in notepad and change it to: (deleting the "Z" from TZID)
When opening in outlook, I still get the message "The meeting has been adjusted to reflect the current time zone." but now it says "It was initially created in the following time zone: UCT-06:00 Central Time US & Canada." And the time is correct, 2:00pm to 3:00pm CST.
Outlook.com, Office 365 and the calendar windows 10 app has the wrong time. I obviously can't go in and edit every .ics file I receive. Any ideas on how to make outlook 365 open this correctly? Just to figure out deleting the "Z" makes it work took me about 3 hours of my time... I am just shocked that "DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20180918T150000" and "DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20180918T140000" means Central America 4:00pm/3:00pm to Microsoft.
09-19-2018 11:37 PM
06-15-2019 10:16 PM
@Julia Foran - I'd love to understand the outcome of this investigation.
My issue: Wife is a Mac user and I'm Windows... when she sends a cal invite, the email has the event info... date/time correct, however i can't accept/decline/maybe directly... there is an attached .ics file I have to open to accept/decline/maybe which adds it to my calendar... BUT the time on the ics file is 1 hour off (later) than the email time. I'm guessing it's a timezone or daylight savings feature, but we've checked all of our machines and all are set up for the current time. I'd love your assistance and if you were able to fix the gentleman's similar issue.
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