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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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  • 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.

  • Roballo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I consider it extremely important to share the group calendar in office 365 for users who are not members of the group (whether inside or outside the organization). For example: think of 3 major teams: team CGO (Chief Governance Officer) team CEO (Chief Executive Officer) and team CAO (Chief Accounting Officer). Each of these teams has an office 365 group. CAO team members are not in the office 365 group of CEO and CGO teams and so on. In this scenario, how does the Chief Executive Officer visualize the commitments of the CGO team and the CAO team?

  • Leniak commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    And more, it would be great to allow admin to set permission as they want/request for all calendars and shared calendar, inside or outside the organisation.

  • WhiteJediGuy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Alrighty.. It appears that this should be the appropriate method, but no luck..

    Set-UnifiedGroup <O365 Group E-mail> -CalendarMemberReadOnly

    But the following populates:
    WARNING: The command completed successfully but no settings of '<O365 Group E-mail>' have been modified.

    Any thoughts?

    Maybe I am connecting to the incorrect URI?
    I am connecting a PSSession via the following:

    $UserCredential = Get-Credential
    $Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri https://outlook.office365.com/powershell-liveid/ -Credential $UserCredential -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection
    Import-PSSession $Session #import session + modules related

    Edit:
    So, apparently it is working but still provides the "Warning" message

  • WhiteJediGuy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am able to find the AccessRights for a group mailbox by using:
    Get-MailboxFolderPermission -Identity "<O365 Group E-mail>:\calendar" -GroupMailbox

    Is there a way of changing the access rights?

    This does not work, unfortunately:
    Get-MailboxFolderPermission -Identity "<O365 Group E-mail>:\calendar" -GroupMailbox | Set-MailboxFolderPermission -User "Member@local" -AccessRights ReadItems

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This feature should have been part of the base framework from the very beginning. That it wasn't is negligence.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    All the rights that people enjoy for calendars on their accounts on in shared or resource accounts should also be extended to group calendars in Office 365. I regard this as an oversight to deliver less functionality. Further, I think the permissions model should be available at the group level but also granularly for each resource attached to the group.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Would be great to have the lock down on group calendar - or another way of creating calendars with the same simplicity of groups, with support for Category colours which isn't the case with usual sharing of mailboxes/public folders etc

  • Mike Powell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    To add another use case, I'd like to be able to expand permissions on a group calendar, to allow our whole organization to read a private group's calendar but only group members to edit.

  • Jim Robinson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Creating Sharepoint sites is nice, but it takes more admin overhead, user training, etc. Groups is easy for users to grasp and use, so permissions would be a minimal training curve. Please include calendar permissions in Office 365 Groups.

  • Rich Kettley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If it were possible for me to apply more "votes" to this feature I would. We desperately need this. I can't tell you how many times we've had a non-technical person send a group invite to go with him to some random (often non-business related) place, or to cancel an entire meeting for 150 people because he wasn't coming and thought he was simply taking it off of "his" calendar. We have done training on this and they still make this mistake. I would LOVE to be able to remove this ability from group members and only allow the admins to add/remove calendar items, files, etc.

  • Edward Liu commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Just realised that I can change the calendar of anyone in the group. Cannot set only read permission. No good.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We want to be able to set the same permissions in theO365 Group calendar as we do in Public Folder calendars. We cannot migrate Public Folders to groups yet without this feature.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes please. We are trying to move all our calendars out of public folders into Groups, but this limitation is holding us back.

  • Selina White commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I encouraged a group of people to use an Office 365 group for the calendar. They wanted to lock down who can edit the calendar. I did not know you could not assign calendar permissions.

  • Matt Mendenhall commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I also vote for this feature to be implemented. We want to allow an executive assistant to be the only person allowed to add or edit events.

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