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.
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.
melanie tully commented
Hello was there any update on this?
David Mounsey commented
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
david blum commented
Again a must have for EU users .. please change it
My vote for being able to specify a timezone when creating a new Team!
Mathew Smethurst-Evans commented
I think you have to be an admin and/or the owner of a group. others may confirm this.
I think you also have to be in First Release, or Targeted Release ??
In SharePoint, click...
gear icon (top right), Site information, view all site settings, Regional Settings
or can you just add this to the end of a site URL ??:
How do you manually adjust the time zone
Bob Sievert, CIO NASPO commented
Have significant issue with the default of Pacific Time for the timezone when using Office 365 Groups with our organization. We have staff across the country and our official timezone corporately is Eastern. So having a value of Pacific time is problematic and the fact that we cannot either set the timezone when creating the Group or change it after the fact creates significant confusion for our staff. Need a way to let the Admin of our account change the timezone.
Ben Fry commented
This is a show stopper and will mean moving our business off Office 365. I have spent 60-80 hours on a shared spreedsheet with dashboards and multiple date field to be continually broken by US regional date settings.
I give up and will move the business to Google Apps now.
Unbelievable that such a critical feature does not work in Office online.
Any update on this ? Why is there silence over such a fundamental flaw ?
Considering it?? How can Microsoft still be making mistakes like this in a global economy?
I can't believe MS can release features with no localisation built in to them in this day and age.
Still the same issue - cannot change format to CAT - ...try again late....
Any update on this?
Magnus G commented
@O365 Groups Feedback, can you please give us an update on this?
Rob Gort commented
Any updates or still just think about it?