Aug 25 2019 03:11 PM
Aug 25 2019 03:11 PM
If I schedule a meeting in a Channel, will this automatically send an outlook invite to Team members?
If I don't manually add anyone to the team, but just add the group as a whole, will this automatically send an outlook invitation to the Team?
Aug 25 2019 09:06 PMSolution
May 18 2020 12:15 AM
Actually I've seen only users with their exchange mailbox on premises will receive the invite on their email. Users with Exchange online will not receive the meeting invitation by email.
Aug 11 2020 06:00 AM
@Chris Webb Is this not controlled by the unifiedgroup attribute AlwaysSubscribeMembersToCalendarEvents ?
And I'm wondering if this was not set to True in the past then Microsoft changed it to False when creating a new team. Anyone now if that changed?
Aug 12 2020 10:19 AM
This is indeed controlled by the AlwaysSubscribeMembersToCalendarEvents. It used to be set to True by default (circa 2018) and is now False. This default change was not retofitted (to be fair that would have been even worse) so you'll likely have teams where it's set and teams where it's not. It's presumably a sysadmin job to make a decision on behaviour and retrofit. See below for problems with users doing this.
In order for a group member to receive event (read calendar) notifications in their Inbox / Calendar they need to be “subscribed” to the group to do so. If they are not subscribed the event will simply go into the Groups calendar and in the case of ‘Teams enabled’ groups, into the requisite channel too. The setting (alwayssubscribememberstocalendarevents) dictates whether new members are “subscribed for events” by default when they are added to the Team / Group.
A subtle but very important note being that changing this setting after a member is added will have zero effect on existing members, this would need to be altered in one of two ways.
* But why would life be easy. Option one is only possible on old teams as newer groups (created via MS Teams) are hidden from Outlook clients and the Global Address List. Courtesy of the settings “HiddenFromExchangeClientsEnabled” / “HiddenFromAddressListsEnabled” which are now set to True as default. The first setting literally removes it from OWA / Outlook the latter is the GAL. Meaning neither owners or members would be able to find it.
Apr 15 2021 02:54 AM
Current behavior is that when you leave the list of invitees empty:
Jun 09 2021 09:00 AM
Aug 03 2021 03:59 AM
Aug 03 2021 04:28 AM - edited Aug 03 2021 04:29 AM
@Sophie_Bruehl I realize your post is almost two months old but I am linking to this anyway Understanding Who Receives Invitations for Teams Meetings - Office 365 for IT Pros (office365itpros....
Sep 15 2021 12:30 PM
@ChristianJBergstrom Wondered if there is such a helpful resource for people other than IT professionals. It looks like non-IT professionals also want to know how channel members can be invited via Outlook using the channel name and the invitation to appear in the channel members' calendar and receive the invite via e-mail. Thanks.
Sep 15 2021 01:15 PM
@asodiq Hello, first. Today one cannot schedule channel meetings from Outlook. So it must be done from Teams. The users can control the group subscriber settings themselves by going to the underlying group settings and chose the preferred setting.
For ex. when in Teams you have the option to "Open in SharePoint" using ... Then click on Conversations in the left navigation bar. Click on the three dots ... and Settings.
These are the subscriber settings that are also mentioned above using PowerShell as an admin. They tend to be inconsistent when it comes to "events " which explains why some gets an invitation while others don't.