I would like to be able to add recurring events and to duplicate events in the event calendar module!
We aren’t currently working on adding recurring events support to the Events web part. As a number of commentors have suggested, Group calendars do a great job with recurring events and are a great way to show them on your modern pages.
How do group calendars work on an intranet where you want to inform, but don't want events to go into the group's calendar?
This is causing a big issue on our intranet. I have to manually create two weekly events.
Rui Simoes commented
Important feature that is missing. Group calendars are not fit to situations where you want a calendar that is shared by the whole company.
Rob Holmes commented
I was hoping to move our intranet site to a modern page but this 'bug' is stopping us doing so!
Niclas Dahl commented
Wow.... If Microsoft really wants sharepoint to be the portal of the modern digital workplace, then basic functionality such as this should be there... using a group for for global and company wide events communication will just litter the users with notifications and stuff that are perhaps more on the side of 'nice to know', than 'need to know'... I mean, what is the point of the coummunication/Hub/home site if you canät use it to communicate to broad groups, which only common denominator might be that they exisit within the same organization?
Scott Sander commented
Microsoft, please add this to your plans and do actually work on this.
Martin Novy commented
haha that was great troll MS. Now, make it happen.
Jeff Novick commented
see all other comments. totally unacceptable response from the product team. the rolling up of events on subsite to central calendars is a great feature, but becomes almost useless if we cant use recurring events
L White VA commented
I agree with everyone that the Sites Product Teams' response is unacceptable. We use a corporate calendar on our Intranet home page. It includes multiple recurring events.
I will be looking for a non-Microsoft calendar app/web part that supports this functionality.
Jared Pittman commented
Leslie Tollefson commented
Admin - you CANNOT be serious here. An events calendar that gives you the option for recurring events but doesn't display them everywhere? What is even the point? Plus, you're asking us to use a non-standard solution? So what's your reason for existing? You're not solving problems, you're creating them.
I'm dealing with my second booking conflict this month because of this issue. Ten days into September and I'm having issues that you feel you can ignore.
You're doing a huge disservice to your clients. Clearly this is something a lot people use and want.
My org already hates SharePoint. Things like this don't help your case. When I tell outside people we use SP and they ask me about it, I encourage them to look elsewhere.
Unfortunately the Product Team answer fails to take into consideration that the events web part is used on communications sites as well (as others have already mentioned), where using a group calendar would be extremely impractical.
My organisation is in the middle of migrating intranet sites currently hosted on a CMS, to SharePoint communication site pages. Events are shown for company-wide info (30,000+ employees) so there is no way we are using a group calendar.
I would ask that the product team reconsider this for the backlog.
Torben Hansen commented
Product Teams answer is not usefull.. Costumers use Events on their frontpage.. and recurring events is a big part of it
Susan Zarakoviti commented
When migrating events from SP2016 to SPO Modern, this is really an issue. Do we really have to ask our users to add the individual events as an alternative ???
George McRobbie commented
Admin comment is not helpful. We use group calendars for our various project teams, but for communication sites (i.e. sites where colleagues across groups can CHOOSE to follow and get information, we have a number of regular events).
It seems odd that this capability is available in "Classic" sharepoint and not modern :-(
What about communication sites? Those are seen by many people in the organization, and there are several events that are recurring.
If we want to add a calendar that supports recurring events we then need to create a group *per calendar* (as the calendar web part does not support multiple calendars).
Does this solution apply to communication sites?
We have a "health promoting site" in SharePoint Online, open for the whole company. There we like to show our activities, some of which are recurring events, such as jogging on Wednesdays. It does not make sense to use a group calendar, since we do not have a group.
Jace Copier commented
While group calendars may work, group sites are not the norm. Many sites are not group enabled, thus the solution will not work. This decision leaves a void for the majority of sites, not the minority.
Mohan Divraniya commented
Come on Microsoft. It is such a widely used feature in Sharepoint. How can you not have it?