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Calendar permissions

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.

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  • Justin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Impossible to move from public folders until this feature is implemented. Massive oversight.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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,
    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?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • JLuce commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Schools very much need this feature. Admin should be able to enter in dates without staff being able to delete/edit.

  • Joe K commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please implement this! It would be much easier to be able to give groups read access, instead of assigning to each user one by one.

  • Tim Farmer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Not placing Group Calendar permissions into the hands of the end-user will defeat the purpose of having the function in the first place. If custom powershell scripts are required then the user is relying on someone else to manage the access. Simply create a setting where only Group Owners can choose to "Allow members to add events (yes or no)" on the Group Calendar, and you will make a lot of users very happy.

  • Tim Farmer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can you provide an update on this function. Last comment 09/19/17 was "We have this in our plans for Outlook desktop as well and will be working on it." Is it now available? If not, when?

  • Tim Farmer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If I could get everyone in our organization to actually come to this page and vote, you would see that our userbase (65K+) would overwhelmingly agree to the importance of this functionality. Facility Communication Managers need a method for posting event calendars easily without worry that viewers will be able to make changes. It is very difficult to understand why this is not an obvious function. Hopefully I can get our users to come vote.

  • Shane Power commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please make the Group Calendar viewable (for Group Members) in Outlook for Mac and iOS with configurable “read/view only” and admin privileges!

  • Aaron commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I strongly agree with @Roballo's comment. The workaround we've developed is to add additional users to the Groups to give them view ability to the Group calendar - which has resulted in an exponential increase in the amount of emails flying around the office.

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