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Tenant-wide time zone setting for SharePoint (at least)

It doesn't make any sense to me to have to set the time zone per Site Collection. For an organization that sits in one time zone, having to change every Site Collection from PST to the local time zone is tedious. If there were a single overarching setting that Site Collections could inherit from, it would make things a lot easier.

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  • Jeanpiero commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We want to change the default time zone settings for Chile Country in our active sites; in addition, if a user creates a new sites, the same must have the time zone of this country as the default.

  • David Mounsey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We need there to be a single location within the O365 Admin whereby we can set the default timezone, language and region setting that ALL MS services pick up and use.
    This includes Teams, Groups, OD4B, Sharepoint & Exchange.... and even the Admin Centre itself!!
    I cant spend by day going and fixing this after users create (eg) a new Group and have to go in and change the site settings

  • Simon Hudson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Is this still not fixed?
    That's crazy! So everyone who isn't in the US (so almost everyone) has to manually set it for every new site (including those created by Teams)

    It's vital that this is sorted out

  • SD commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Setting the TZ in Sharepoint will only make it apply to new sites. Sites that have been made in the past will not copy or set the new timezone automatically, which means you'd still have to set all of those by manually. Very inconvenient.

  • Chris O'Connor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    My 'fix' was to create an Azure Function that uses PowerShell to set the timezone + locale for every site collection in the tenant - and this runs on a schedule at 11pm every evening.    *sigh*

  • Chris O'Connor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @Daniel (February 10, 2019) - this feature is HALF available. You can set the default timezone - but that's just TIME.

    The 'locale' is missing. I can't believe Microsoft didn't do BOTH fields - when doing the Timezone.
    Also - this is when creating a team site - and still have to set EVERY time.

    There should be a GLOBAL tenant setting - for all sites & mailboxes - TIMEZONE + LOCALE.

    Most countries use DMY format, not the old format of MDY (only in America)

  • Tony Sutton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can MS make sure the Locale can also be set to a different default too please?
    New Admin centre allows setting of default time-zone to UK (for example), but this is of little use when locale still defaults to U.S. and has to be manually reset on every site collection.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    please add this feature. It would make admins life a lot easier. In Microsoft we trust!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes ! Please allow admin to set time zone - We in Australia use date format ddmmyyyy, and find the default US format uninformative. Making each user reset the format is not productive, Please fix !

  • Vassilis Stathopoulos commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please allow us to select our default TZ per tenant! I just tried the new SharePoint Admin center and my selection (UTC+2) is still disregarded on new site collection creation.
    Can you please add some Powershell / C# support for time zones?

  • Piret commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Very much needed, especially now that we are creating more site collections and fewer subsites! Looking forward!

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