set up default timezone followed with the users' location
when assign license to users, admin will set the location for users. when users sign in OWA at the first time, they need to set up the timezone.
please help set the default timezone for users automatically followed with the location.
Kirt S commented
We really need to be able to set a default locale/TZ. We have one campus, and every semester, we have students and faculty who are missing appointments due to bad defaults/lack of awareness of the need to change the settings. Setting them with PowerShell after account creation requires waiting for the mailboxes to be provisioned, which can take minutes, hours, or even a day sometimes, when licensing by groups.
At least let us set default zone and user just confirm or change his zone.
We are an education institute as well, and as indicated by another user, we are located in one time-zone. Having students\staff have to choose the time zone just gives room for error. And it is already occurring by people missing meetings\classes because people are having meeting start times differ by an hour based on the calendar they're looking at. This really seems like a simple optional setting you could toggle on. I'm sure users who are spread across the globe are more used to having to deal with\check time zones, but for users who have never had to worry about it, they don't even think about it.
Mario P. commented
the only way to pre-provision the TimeZone and Language is via powershell as of now for my E3 licensed users: set-MailboxRegionalConfiguration -identity UserPrincipal@mydomain.com -TimeZone "Eastern Standard Time" –Language "en-US" or by signing in as the user before they sign in with their accounts and set it up for them? would be nice if there was an auto detect based on where the user is provisioned at least for entities such as EDU, GOV, Non-profit that deal with users local to their municipalities anyways. I can see how this is fine for GEO users in multiple countries through out the globe or even throughout a country but not for entities that wouldn't normally provision users in multiple time zones or languages. Thanks.
For education institutions students shouldn't need to enter this information. There is a great need to be able to default the regional settings for organizations involving only one city. We have seen many users randomly setting this as well as leaving their calendar weather settings to another city.
Microsoft - highly recommend you build this functionality for small-medium businesses. If a tracker on a basic website can auto-detect location and the other regional time settings, surely an enterprise product can do a better job of detecting default settings or at least allowing administrators to configure them. We have attempted to set this in powershell but found it doesn't take effect unless the user has logged in once.