Mar 10 2020 05:31 AM
Mar 10 2020 05:31 AM
Modifying meeting invites through the Team Calendar app is sending updates to all attendees which is not what our end users are expecting! Does anyone in the community have any insight on this?
As more users within my organisation are making use of Microsoft Teams, they're beginning to bump into unexpected 'features'. For instance, a user was adding a new attendee to a scheduled meeting via the Calendar app in Teams. What they didn't realise is that it would send up an update to all attendees! The expectation was that it would either give the option in the same way Outlook does to only update added or removed attendees OR that it would work in the same way Outlook online does and only send updates to attendees are required - as per this article "Send updates" options for attendees are not displayed in Outlook on the web
Does anyone in the community have an insight on if this behaviour is going to be changed? I've raised a Uservoice post in case it's something that isn't currently being planned
Mar 10 2020 09:30 AM
Simply use Outlook/OWA to schedule your Teams meetings. The calendaring functionality in Teams covers the basics, but you cannot expect it to be as mature as Outlook's, and it will probably never be. And for channel meetings, I wouldn't expect much changes to happen with regards to the audience anyway.
May 21 2020 06:00 PM
@Phil Maynard Hi, I have the same question, do you know if it will be fixed?
May 22 2020 01:48 AM
Sep 16 2020 02:39 PM
Unfortunately that totally defeats the advantage of creating the meeting within Teams, which is that you can associate the meeting, it's notes, files, and chat with a channel. It seems to me that selecting who to notify is a pretty basic functionality worth including. I also note that for a recurring meeting created in Teams, I can't make any changes to the meeting from Outlook, which would allow me to access all the Outlook functionality.
Sep 24 2020 07:24 AM - edited Sep 24 2020 07:27 AM
@Phil Maynard Agreed - this is very frustrating. If you add new attendees to a meeting.. the last thing you want to do is flood peoples in-boxes with meeting notices for meetings they have already accepted. Adding to the confusion about scheduled meetings.. 'Why am I getting all of these notifications?!"
You can't even add documents etc without sending an update to all attendees.
I didn't realize that if I scheduled teams meetings through outlook.. I'd have more of the outlook scheduling functionality.. I will definitely start doing that from now on.
Thank you for that!
Mar 16 2021 10:24 AM
It is unbelievable to me that there are so many things in Outlook/Teams Meetings that do not integrate when they are both Microsoft products!! Attaching files can only be done in the Outlook side, adding people to a meeting can only be done on the Teams side, a recurring meeting can only be done on the Teams side AND if you want to change a recurring meeting from Tuesday to Wednesday for all of them, that can't be done either place. This sorry integration seems to be something a rooking programmer would do, not Microsoft as a company.......good grief!!