We’re currently working on improving the group events experience.
While not exactly with checkboxes like the OP suggested—I’m confident that we hit each point (including the bonus!) that you’ve suggested.
What we’re doing is that we’re simply going to follow who is on the To line in your group event. If you don’t put anyone there, then it will be saved on the group calendar and folks can add it to their calendar. If you do put specific individuals, they get an invite in their inbox. If you put the group in, those who are following calendar events in the group will get an invite in their inbox.
Follow the feature here on the Microsoft 365 Roadmap: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=46257
Thanks for your feedback. We are currently thinking about this. Can you please let us know what scenarios your organization uses shared mailboxes for and what options do you use. This will help us.
I’m currently sharing an Office 365 calendar with other users (Mac, Windows, iOS, Android) in our organisation instead of setting up a Group calendar.
It seems to be impossible to copy or migrate ALL events (including recurrences) from an existing Shared Calendar to a Group Calendar on Outlook or OWA or 365 Admin on a Mac as there’s no option to view/copy/migrate ALL events.
Not to mention that basic Group functionality in Outlook is still NOT available cross-platform.
ALL I WANT is for our O365 users to be able to view/access 1 Group Calendar and view/access 1 Group's files within Outlook on Mac, iOS, Windows and Android.
How can I achieve this? Is it doable? Anyone? Please!?!
We currently use a shared mailbox in order to successfully share a calendar on Mac’s.
Ideally we’d like to move this over to a Group calendar without attempting to cut and paste all events/meetings (into 2020) to the new Group calendar. Please roll this out as quickly as possible!
Our organisation is now considering the move to Google Apps. It’s absolutley ridiculous that this feature and the overall implementation of Groups across Outlook for Mac and iOS is taking so long. No official feedback from Microsoft on here since Sept 2017 either.
I’m currently having to use a shared mailbox to share a calendar as Groups STILL doesn’t work properly on OSX, iOS and Android. So, I’d like to be able to convert my current shared calendar/mailbox to a Group and have events/appointments automatically appear on the Group calendar; viewable (in Outlook for Mac, iOS and Android) by everyone who has read access on the Group Calendar without them having to add each Group calendar event to their own calendar.
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.
Please make the Group Calendar viewable (for Group Members) in Outlook for Mac and iOS with configurable “read/view only” and admin privileges!
you can do this in SharePoint today (i.e. put all members into Read Only permission bucket)
Thank you all for your comments.
Based on your feedback, we are updating the default privacy setting for groups created across all five Outlook endpoints (web, PC, iOS, Android, and Mac) to be private by default where only approved members can see what’s inside the group. For customers that want to continue with the existing behavior of public by default (where anyone in your organization can see what’s inside) we are providing an Exchange Online PowerShell cmdlet to define the default value. This update will gradually rollout to all Outlook endpoints in the coming months starting with Outlook on the web.
Keep your feedback coming.