Office365 group calendar - turn off edit notification
When I add new event to group calendar I can turn off option: "Send an invitation to the group". But I can't turn it off, when I'm editing my event.
I would like to set default group setting to not posting notifications about group calendar events.
It also would be nice, if I could just unmark this option while editing.
Founds this page while searching for a solution as I could not believe Microsoft would be so silly as to not have this as a feature.
Imagine my surprise when I find 3 years worth of comments with people asking for this feature and nothing from Microsoft!
This is from over three years ago and people are still asking for it. This can't be that hard to add. Makes me want to go back to public folders...
David Pritchard commented
Although the current functionality probably satisfies a use case I do not think it is the most predominant one. This needs to be updated to be more flexible which should support more use cases. We need to be able to decide if the group gets notified on creation and/or on edit.
Just another frustrated company posting here because if this issue. This has completely crippled our use case for calendars in SharePoint. All we are asking for is the ability to TURN OFF the sending of invitations to the "Group". In our case we add the group and the individuals we want at the meeting to the event when creating it on our personal calendars. The invitation to the group is simply to post the event to the group calendar for informational and archival purposes only.
Chris Afshar commented
Why this is not fixed yet? This is posted more than 3 years ago. Who is there in Microsoft managing these project? What are you doing? O365 groups suck big time. Why you introduce them to people when they are so buggy?
JAsmine L. commented
Please fix this issue.
liz braun commented
Microsoft - This is a BIGGIE for us too!! Please fix asap as i really don't want to have to introduce shared mailboxes again as we're really trying to get away from those.
Microsoft, please fix this issue!!! It is causing a major headache in our organization. Group calendars could be such a nice feature but the spamming of the group members is a nightmare. We need group calendars that users can view as needed without receiving invitations on every event. This has been a major flaw in this system for years now!
While not the best work around, You can make a Shared Mailbox, designate the person who will be in charge of maintaining the calendar as a delegate with full access to the mailbox. Then change the permissions on the calendar to provide Full read access then you can have your end users add the calendar to their outlook manually. (not ideal for very large organization since you want this done automatically). But till Microsoft can come up with a fix for this, it seems to work just fine.
Problem with Office 365 is its a glorified distribution list with extra features, so its working as intended it sends a distributed invitation to all members of the group. Now at the user level through OWA you can go in and disable notification from this group and the end user wont receive the invitation to their mailbox.
Please resolve, this is making my group calendar pretty much unusable..
Jan De Ceuleneer commented
When will this issue be solved? Would like to use a group Calendar with +400 people and don't want to spam these users all the time!
Lenny McCoy commented
This is so fundamental - deal breaker.. come on MS this has been going on too long now...
Robbert van Andel commented
This is desperately needed.
These notifications have prevented my company from using O365 calendar to inform each other about internal training, to encourage knowledge sharing. The obligatory spam to all group members renders this feature unusable for us. It really is a shame. Please allow us to turn the notifications off.
The O365 Group calendars are not very useful, because any time someone posts to the calendar, the entire group is spammed with an email invitation. We'd like to be able to use it like a board that people can check, not like a distribution list.
I am having the same issue! We only need notification emails to go out to those invited, NOT the whole group. The ability to toggle the "send a meeting invitation to group members" needs to be available for the creator of the event.
2 years later... and no feedback. Ouch..
Yes, this is badly need. I have a Flow that creates events multiple times a day, and each time a personal calendar get a copy :( Sadly, the UI option (Send a meeting invite to group members) is NOT exposed in Flow or programmatically which forces us to NOT use groups.