Automatically set the calendar as "out of office" when out of office and vice versa
When I set my calendar to "Out of office", popup a message to set the out of automated reply as well.
Similarly, when I set out an "office of office autoreply", set my calendar to be "Out of office" (or others) as well.
Similar to https://office365.uservoice.com/forums/264636-general/suggestions/19409980-outlook-set-busy-on-calendar-when-i-set-out-of-of but has one additional functionality.
Richard Severijns commented
This would be very helpful. An out of office event in the calendar should automatically activate the out of office reply. It saves an extra action and activating the out of office reply can't be forgotten.
J Baker commented
surely when you work Mon-Frid 9-5 and you are not working out of those hours. surely you can have an out of office reply during that time, and not have manual "switch" this on..
Be great having this basic feature.
Stephen Ellis commented
+1 Its so tedious after putting all my annual leave events in my calendar to then have to remember just before I go on vacation to then also have to set the "out of office".
Outlook knows Im OOO because I created an event for it - so just have an option somewhere for a custom message to be added for points of contact etc and then have outlook automatically add the dates you will be back.
+1 on this idea.
As a feature request for Outlook, could you provide the option, when a calendar event is set to show me as 'Out of Office,' for it to enable the Out of Office feature for the duration of the event? It would then need to turn off again after the event.