09-15-2017 07:28 PM - edited 09-20-2017 02:53 PM
09-15-2017 07:28 PM - edited 09-20-2017 02:53 PM
We are rolling out a feature update that enables shared calendars to sync to mobile phones. This update will make it possible to sync all your Office365 shared calendars to your mobile phone for any permission level (view, edit, or delegate permissions). In addition, you can now share a calendar or accept shared calendar invitations from Outlook on iOS and Android.
Existing shared calendars will not be upgraded as part of this change, and they will continue to sync only to Outlook on the web, Windows, and Mac. Only shared calendars that are accepted after these changes are released will sync to mobile phones.
The shared calendar will only sync to mobile phones if:
The calendar is accepted from a sharing invitation using Outlook on the web, iOS, or Android
We'll be gradually rolling this update starting on 9/18 and rollout will be completed by 9/22.
You can find more details about shared calendar improvements at the article located here.
03-20-2019 10:06 AM
@Julia Foran - when - if ever - will this functionality be available to on-premise Exchange users?. I run a rather large shop and have no need or desire to go to Office 365 - we already have our cloud presence built with rather expensive fully-licensed Microsoft products. My users cannot view shared calendars using Outlook for smartphones and I can't help but feel Microsoft is keeping all the good stuff for themselves.
Your help appreciated
03-20-2019 01:28 PM
07-10-2019 06:35 AM
Any update on the mobile feature for Group Calendars? Seems like a pretty big gap .... Per Microsoft Agent it's best practice to collaborate across an org with this type of calendar:
Any update is greatly appreciated.
07-10-2019 04:12 PM
@jrobinson - we are working on this right now! We are looking to launch Group Calendars in Outlook mobile in the coming months... Thanks for your patience.
Would be kind enough to help us understand what your use cases/workflows are for this feature?
07-10-2019 07:03 PM
Client has a group setup in o365 - it has a calendar for them to manage scheduling for delivery/pickup for the employees in the field. They all need to see it, no individual should 'own' it...
Mobile is huge since they are traveling
07-24-2019 08:38 AM
Hi @Julia Foran
We're able to share a calendar with other Office365 users in our organization.
The updates sync readily between desktop Outlook 365 where we can view and edit, however, on Outlook for iOS, we can only see the event as "BUSY" -- we're not able to see the subject or the detailed description in the event from the iOS app. Is this a known limitation? Are we not sharing the individual calendar correctly?
Thanks for any insights here,
10-15-2019 09:28 AM
09-26-2020 05:50 PM
It's been a while. We exchanged some messages a couple of years ago re: Outlook365 cross tenant "instant sync". At the time it seemed that this was just "on the horizon". I was wondering about any progress.
I also sent you a note regarding two issues with writing O365 calendar data with MSGraph. One issue was the inability of Exchange to handle a high "change" load. The other was a OWA UI issue where an all day event written by MSgraph would show on 2 days instead of the day it was scheduled. This goes away after you refresh the screen but it generates a lot of confusion (and customer support calls).
Here is the link to the message I sent and your response. https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/office-365-calendar/shared-calendars-now-sync-to-mobile-phone...
Finally, I was wondering if we'll ever see the Outlook Scheduling assistant be able to deal with more than the user's main calendar. I saw where the ability to include personal calendars was released however I have customers who need to look at multiple calendars using this function. I've written a Power Automate script to move "other calendar" data into a user's main calendar when there are changes but it's basically a hack to get around this issue and isn't all that easy to deploy.
I'd appreciate it if you get back to me on some of these items.
BTW, nice summary video for new calendaring feature for Ignite2020
11-01-2020 04:15 PM
@Julia Foran Kia ora Julia,
Great feature, although I echo the feedback from a few others.
Some of our users have access to 30+ calendars (direct reports of the executives they support) so these all sync to mobile. They do unselect them, but periodically the app seems to reset and they all reappear and crash the app trying to load so much info at once.
It would be great if you could retain access to view from desktop/OWA, but only show certain ones on mobile. Perhaps those in a specific calendar group, so you can still view a small number of essential calendars.
Have raised a UserVoice - https://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/293349-outlook-for-ios/suggestions/41823130-allow-control-over-...