02-03-2018 12:57 PM
02-03-2018 12:57 PM
Hi Calendar Community,
We'd like your feedback & reactions to a change we're considering:
When attendees receive a meeting invite, they are provided with 3 response options:
The first two options (Edit the response before sending & Send the response now) both send an email to the organizer, and the attendee's response is recorded in the organizer's tracking list.
The third option (Do not send a response) does not notify organizer, so the attendee's response remains as "None" in the organizer's tracking list.
What we'd like to change:
Many users report that they expect Do not send a response to be recorded in the organizer's tracking list, but just not to send an email. We are considering updating the behavior so that all 3 response options are recorded in the organizer's tracking list. Attendees can still use the Do not send a response option to avoid sending email to the organizer, but their response would now be recorded & shared with organizer.
Questions to the Community:
06-10-2020 03:06 PM
@dcaudill77 Yes, we are very excited to fix this for users.
The calendar improvements in Outlook for Windows (where we are completely updating the client to use our modern REST APIs) are going to be released initially as an opt-in experience. In the first release, you'll only be able to opt-in shared calendars. A subsequent, later release will allow users to opt-in their own calendars.
We're rolling out a few more fixes right now, and once those are fully released, I'll post instructions for how to opt-in. After you enable this preview, if you choose "Accept & do not send a response" from a shared calendar, it will update the organizer.
06-10-2020 05:22 PM
@Julia Foran WOW you have got to be kidding me, we have waited this long and users have to opt-in That is the stupidest decision, to a design flaw, I have heard in my whole career. I haven't seen one comment to say it is currently working how they expected it to work so why would you get people to opt-in, please explain your thought rationale?
06-11-2020 03:56 AM
haha! one day I shall wake up and Britain wont have left the EU, Donald Trump wont have been President, C-19 didnt exist and Microsoft will have fixed this stupidly long over due calendar issue in a way that is helpful to a billion clients.
06-25-2020 03:12 AM
06-25-2020 09:40 AM
I like what you are proposing. Actually, I thought that was how it worked and was shocked to learn it didn't. This would be a positive change from my perspective because we all get so much email. As a meeting organizer, I don't need to get a bunch of emails that everyone accepted. I just need to know they accepted or not from the meeting details. Thanks for asking! @Julia Foran
08-26-2020 07:48 AM
Use GPO or any other method you have to push the following registry setting:
|Value data||0x1 (1)|
10-06-2020 09:05 AM
10-06-2020 10:32 PM
@FG_TFS Exactly... you might be interested in this article explaining it a little more. Might be helpful for someone... https://www.lingfordconsulting.com.au/ms-outlook/accepting-outlook-meeting-correctly
11-05-2020 06:09 AM
@3js4me I'm sure Microsoft has bigger fires to put out. This is a minor improvement in my opinion that doesn't impede the performance or functionality of the application. So they can take as long as they want to do this minor upgrade right without breaking something else. The good news is that it's on their radar and progressing forward. For now users can be informed with how this option is designed to work. Not a big deal.