If you use Outlook for email and calendar purposes, you are going to love today’s update on Android. I think. I mean, if adding meetups and managing delegates and shared calendars is something you’ve been dying to have, then yeah, this sh*t is going to make your day.
Microsoft announced today the following for Outlook on Android and iOS:
- Sync shared calendars: You will now find the ability to view and edit shared Office 365 and Outlook.com calendars in the Outlook app.
- Manage delegate calendars: You can now manage the calendars of other people that you manage from the Outlook app. Things like managing delegates, accepting delegation requests, and fully viewing and editing delegated calendars is here.
- Get Meetups added directly to calendars: Meetup is a new Calendar app in Outlook that I’ve never heard of, but with today’s update, you’ll be able to add Meetups to your Outlook calendar directly. Cool.
That’s not all, though. These new bits below have to do with managing events and, honestly, I just pulled them right from Microsoft’s blog post because re-writing Calendar updates has already put me to sleep and taken 45 minutes to get this far in this post. Holy Jesus, this is brutal info to try and make interesting for you. So I’m not going to!
Microsoft says you can now do the following:
- Create events with daily, weekly, monthly or yearly recurrences.
- RSVP to a single occurrence of a recurring event series (e.g. decline one instance without removing the entire series from your calendar).
- See your coworkers’ availability when scheduling meetings (available previously on iOS, now available on Android).
And finally, these items are here for iOS, but only “coming soon” to Android:
- Add a message when responding to a meeting invite (e.g. explain why you are declining a meeting invitation.)
- Set an event as private, to keep the details to yourself when sharing your calendar.
- Mark your calendar events as Busy, Free, Out of Office, or Tentative.
// Office Blog