Time Zone settings for Office 365 groups
Users and administrators should be able to change the TimeZone settings in Groups.
if a new file is added it is always in PST Time Zone which makes no sense at all.
You can work around this by appending this to the group URL: /_layouts/15/regionalsetng.aspx?noredirect=true
And if you browse to the site you have to request access as access is denied even though you are the owner and creator of the group.
This also doesn't make any sense.
If you're in the first release you can see the "Site Settings" when clicking the Gear Icon but you are always redirected to the Group again.
Atleast append this to the links: ?noredirect=true
Also, time zone settings should be in the Group Creation wizard so users can choose it while creating the group.
We’re considering how this could be implemented across the group identity.
You've been "considering" this for three years? Really? How much consideration does it need?
Stuart Gray commented
This is something that really needs to be addressed. Our teachers are having the same issue. Frustrating as I am instructing them to create their Teams, setup permissions, provide a Welcome message in the posts, then schedule their first meetings in channels of the Teams. Once they have done that, they add the students so that the Teams are "set" when the students start accessing.
As a result one of the first Teams notifications these students and parents are seeing is with an incorrect timezone setting regardless of the fact that our users personal timezone settings and our groups SharePoint settings are in EST.
Shais Sameer commented
We are having the same issue. Wrong time zones is creating lot of confusions when we organize events. Is there any time line for this or at least a location where time zones of office 365 groups can be verified.
Steuard Jensen commented
I am a professor using Microsoft Teams for my online teaching this fall, at a school in Eastern Time Zone. (Teams uses Groups internally, I'm told.) I created a Team for one of my classes, added the students, and created a recurring meeting for our class time. But the email about meeting times automatically sent to new group members told my students the class time in Pacific Time! I'm worried that some students may think that our class was rescheduled, since they have no reason to think they should look for a footnote about a different time zone. Please do something to allow us to avoid this problem in the future.
Andrew Chandler commented
Same complaint here.
The frustrating part is that team sites created from M365Group/Team creations *ignore* the default time zone setting under "Settings \ Group Creation" in the SharePoint Online admin center. That has been set to CST since the creation of our tenant, but every single SharePoint site (1,500+) from M365 Groups/Teams are all PST.
Ade Adebanjo commented
This is very confusing, we should have an option in the admin centre to change the time zone.
Gelke Broersma commented
carl flanagan commented
Just discovered this wonderful feature today! Thanks Microsoft for thinking beyond the Redmond bubble.
Pacific Standard Time. At least your developers could have chosen UTC!
Why in the name of all that is holy would you default a time zone to Pacific. My students are getting notifications about meetings at 3 am. Ridiculous.
This is confusing when customers receive emails showing the time zone and contact our admins to correct the time zone.
Edgardo Menta commented
This is a must! Having send emails remembering of a meeting you should consider to add to your calendar, and showing a confuse time, is like fixing the paint of a car that have no motor. Since requested this feature 3 and half years, since you responded it is going to be considered 2 and half. If a take this times to answer and resolve with my customers they kick my ***!!!
When is it fixed? Uncomfortable & inconvenient...
Is there any update on this, this is a fairly simple request??
Teams emailing out the wrong times for meetings as not in the right time zone
Created a new group then spent a good amount of time investigating and responding to support requests from our users asking us to change timezone for the group which is currently set to PST. This default is causing confusion...not to mention the time wasted by our own support resources. Get it together Microsoft, this should be basic functionality.
My 365 account is set to central standard time. Created a group and an appointment. The appointment appeared on other's calendars in central standard time, as expected. However, a remainder went out to everyone suggesting they add to calendar and the reminder appeared in pacific time zone.
We can maintain the SharePoint defaults (in a roundabout way), but cannot manage the Exchange side of things. If it was at least possible to alter the timezone for group mailboxes with Set-MailboxRegionalConfiguration we could probably solve this ourselves.
James Reed commented
When users are added to a group, users get the email that there are calendar items upcoming.
Don't miss upcoming events
You're new to the _______ group and might not have these events on your calendar yet. Add them now.
Dates and times are based on the group's timezone setting: Pacific Standard Time.
But we can't change this value???
My meeting was shared at the wrong time because of this issue. This is a big problem.
This seems odd that this isn’t already a feature.