It's hard to understand why this is taking so long to fix - and the fix needs to be everywhere, Outlook Windows APP, iOS, Android and Web. Categories are completely useless right now.
I love how they explain them in "settings" - "Categorizing your email and calendar can help you ORGANIZE and TRACK messages and events...……….."
If only it was true.
Just another frustrated company posting here because if this issue. This has completely crippled our use case for calendars in SharePoint. All we are asking for is the ability to TURN OFF the sending of invitations to the "Group". In our case we add the group and the individuals we want at the meeting to the event when creating it on our personal calendars. The invitation to the group is simply to post the event to the group calendar for informational and archival purposes only.
Wow... 2 years old request. I know this is in several different threads. How do we consolidate this into one.
As the person creating an event, simply create an Appointment (in Outlook 2016) or an event with no attendees in Outlook on the web with the “Send a meeting invitation to group members” unchecked.
Doing so will make sure the events stay only in the Group calendar, and is perfect for FYI items like out-of-office.
yes, there should be a simple setting in SharePoint to disable all invitations from being sent when an event is added to a group calendar. Even when the invitation is sent from an individual to a group calendar.