Please make it possible to set Calendar permissions to read only so that it's possible to have a group calendar that can only be edited by selected members of the group.
Thanks for the request. Currently there is a way to set this property through powershell for groups, but it only works for users in OWA. We have this in our plans for Outlook desktop as well and will be working on it.
It's now 2020 - please make read-only an option in Group calendars for admins. Also, it would be great to be able to choose select members of a Group to attend a meeting and not the whole Group. We want to show the event/meeting on the calendar but not all members need to attend each meeting.
P Murray commented
It would also be useful to let Owners change the Default permissions for the calendar to Reviewer or Free/Busy w Subject & Location; not to mention the full-blown capability adding, changing and deleting permissions as we can do with a user, resource or shared mailbox.
Haden Smith commented
How is calendar permission flexibility not implemented yet? Extremely simple feature that is already in place in other parts of the application. Not to mention the ability to stop emails from going out to everyone.. Microsoft please, we have over 2000 users, migrated all Public Folders to something that was in 2010 exchange and before. I have many unhappy users right now.
Andrew Copple (Logistics Plus Inc) commented
How can such a simple feature such as this still not be implemented 2 years later?
Still need this feature. This is insanity. I can't use a group to communicate with employees if every employee can edit the calendar. Every other Sharepoint feature can edit permissions--this needs to be extended to the group calendar ASAP.
Adam Lawrence commented
Will it ever be possible to allow non-members read access to an O365 group calendar? I'm trying to avoid using a shared calendar and would instead like for the members of an O365 group to create calendar appointments that can be viewed by people outside of that group: e.g. the rest of the company.
How is it June of 2019 and you still haven't fixed this?
When will it be rolled out in Outlook Desktop?
This feature Needs to be added. Period! .. This would assist in not having accidental deletion of High Profile Calendar appointments...Like Government official appointments -- when you have multiple people making appointment for one individual.
Karin Y commented
This is a must have feature for our organization so that we can use Group Calendaring for company wide information dissemination about events at our organization.
Chris Kresic commented
The ability to set permissions for specific users in the group is a must have feature!
We need a way to manage read and write permissions for SPECIFIC GROUP MEMBERS. PowerShell only enables us to set read only for group members and write permissions for group owners!
If you are interested in the latter you can use this cmdlet:
Set-UnifiedGroup OutlookGroup -CalendarMemberReadOnly
Impossible to move from public folders until this feature is implemented. Massive oversight.
We're a big fire and rescue station with 100 rescuers. We estimate Office 365 groups, but almost nobody needs write access. We urgently need to be able to set calendars to "read only", otherwise it will be chaos after a few days!
Courtney Johnson commented
This is a must-have feature. We are using an All Staff group and need to have only certain people with the ability to edit the calendar.
Regan Li commented
I am surprised to see there are only 28 comments about this issue here.
Is there another place we can raise our voice about this?
I just spend half of the day to search about this issue, and couldn't find anything from Google that setting up permission is not an option in Group calendars, and then I called the Microsoft support and found out about this article, https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/office-365-group-calendars-permissions/d1aca62d-af1a-4eff-b500-afc0b0499059?auth=1
and it let me here. And there's no official KB about this!
how do you expect us to get away from the public calendar if Group calendar cannot even set up permission?
David Palmer commented
Please build this. Any updates?
I would like to be able to share only the free/busy and subject line to people, but that isn't an option
Roger M Cotrofeld Jr commented
We specifically need this function for departmental groups within our tenant. Each department wants a group calendar to manage a time off calendar, but they only want owners of the group to be able to add items as a method of scheduling only approved absences. They have been doing this through personal shared calendars previously, but since the O365 implementation when the account owner leaves the calendar goes away with their license removal.
Here is what we need. Member A puts in a OOF - PTO day, only Member A can change or delete said PTO day. Right now anyone can go in and delete someone's PTO day. The Appointment should be readable by anyone but not editable unless its an owner. Owners should be able to cleanup calendar events.