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.
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?
Rachel Bening commented
Can we vote more than once? Please, please, please fix the Events web part to include recurring events and recognize End Time.
Jason HImmelstein commented
This is a non-starter for my organization & many of my customers. Please re-think this. It would significantly drive adoption & ease of use.
Marc D Anderson commented
Group calendars only address some use cases. What about Events in a Communications Site? Quarterly company meetings, monthly finance dates, the examples abound. This is a mistake and a poor answer.
Quay Garrett commented
Using a group calendar isn't an adequate solution because we need the calendar to also become a page on the SharePoint site. Redirecting users to another page and managing a group outside of the main site will be confusing to users and add extra work.
Use cases: Recurring team events such as ask me anything, office hours, open labs, Healthy snack Fridays. Visitors of a site are not members of a group.
Not everyone who needs to see calendar content is a member of a group. Some sites are open to a wide group and managed on an AD level. If you added everyone to a group you run the risks of users having access to items they shouldn't such as planner. Clearly you understanding recurring events is needed as you built it for groups. What I think your not understanding is that the group calendar does not solve the problem due to the challenges with access as just noted.
Our environment is not connected to O365 Groups for security reasons. Not supporting this is a shame and leaving a big gap for customers like myself. Please don't leave this a half baked product.
Juan Tobar Alvarez commented
Used an Out of the Box alternative! We too needed the recurring events for an overview of birthdays but solved it by creating an O365 Group (called it Birthdays), which created a Group Calendar. This Group Calendar supports recurring events and can be displayed on a modern page! Yeaaahhhh! Hope this helps someone.