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.
I also need the ability to both create recurring events and to either duplicate them (keeping the image, category, etc.) or create a template. This seems like a pretty standard function. Most companies probably have events that recur. Paydays, Holidays, and Birthdays are just a few all companies have. Maybe it's time to reevaluate your stance on this feature. Thanks.
This feature is requested on at least 3 uservoices, for a combinned vote total of 1001 (currently).
1. (this UV, 513 votes night now) https://sharepoint.uservoice.com/forums/329214-sites-and-collaboration/suggestions/20472028-recurring-events
2. (160 votes right now) https://sharepoint.uservoice.com/forums/329214-sites-and-collaboration/suggestions/32262616-new-event-web-part-should-support-recurring-events
3. (328 votes right now) https://sharepoint.uservoice.com/forums/330318-sharepoint-administration/suggestions/20296774-show-recurring-events-in-the-new-event-web-part
Star D. commented
For events that repeat we NEED the recurrence to avoid creating multiple events and hitting the list view threshold.
It may not have been in your plans back when "right now" = 2019, but please, reconsider your stance.
Norma B commented
Since we don't have the option to show a FULL CALENDAR view on our home page, we are forced to use the Events wp. Entering individual entries for recurring events is tedious and inefficient. Please support recurring events or give us a FULL CALENDAR view wp which does support recurring events.
Daniel Kaesmayr commented
Come on! "Not in our plans" - Please listen to customers
Sean B commented
This is a major missing feature that should be included in any basic calendar. I can't think of any other calendar/events list that does not support this. A teams calendar as suggested is not appropriate nor does it work with communication site for an Intranet.
Maybe we should all keep with our recurring comments in this thread and maybe the Product Owner may be obliged to put the customer's needs first as a good Product Owner should do rather than telling us to create a Group calendar (which does not work with Communication Sites). So much for an Events list for an intranet then..
I understand that group calendars might be a good option for reoccurring events, but what about if you just have an event that runs multiple times (but irregularly, so not reoccurring)? At the moment we have to copy and paste all of that info into a new event - could there not be a duplicate option?
Irina Calvo commented
It's been a year since Admin answered this question.... maybe after a year, having recurring meetings in SharePoint sites is part of MS plans?
Group calendar does not work for us. We need the recurring events feature. Hope you will be responsive to those of us that use your products. There are many other alternatives, but we are trying to stick with you.
Lawrence Dwight commented
This is pretty unacceptable...
Group calendars aren't the solution we need at this time. Please reconsider adding occurring schedules to this web part.
It's difficult to explain to our clients during training "Hey there's a cool web part that comes with SharePoint Communication Sites.... but Microsoft doesn't want to add reoccurring events so you'll have to enter your dates one-at-a-time". It's not a great look.
Deb Long commented
Amazing that this hasn't been implemented yet. I am going to suggest to our company that we look for a different calendaring solution.
This is one of the reasons Office365 just doesn't meet expectations. If Mwants to support, than they shoudl just fix this. 'Admin' might think group calendar does it all ... but look and feel is more important than technical options. Customer = king right?
This really need to be implemented. I have a few different event lists that we use for company events, client events, and team tasks which require recurring entries that our team can add to their calendars as a reminder to complete tasks by a certain date. Forcing me to use a Group calendar just so I can get recurring events isn't ideal because the display format between events and group calendar is completely different when it's displayed on the page. Please fix!
I just discovered this. We really need this functionality as we use it to track regular days off that happen every 2-3 weeks for staff. Our staff is tracking these on SharePoint Calendars as they do not have an Office 365 Group yet.
Stating a solution as 'use a group' calendar is rubbish.
The group calendar fills the entire page with events, whereas you can see pretty compact cards for the Events calendar saving on real-estate..
What about Communications Sites that do not support being connected to Office 365 groups? Office 365 groups are a requirement to make that Group Calendar web part actually work...
I would love to "Communicate" reoccuring company "Events" to our end-users through the Intranet page we have setup, but cannot do so because this basic functionality is missing.
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.