New Event Web Part should support recurring events
The new event web part in SPO should support recurring events for Birthdays etc. We use it to keep track of birthdays in our office, but the new web-part does not support recurring events.
Thank you for the feedback! We are not planning on adding support recurring events at this time but we will keep it in mind in the future when we look at improving the overall event story on SharePoint.
This feature is requested on at least 3 uservoices, for a combinned vote total of 1001 (currently).
1. (513 votes night now) https://sharepoint.uservoice.com/forums/329214-sites-and-collaboration/suggestions/20472028-recurring-events
2. (this UV, 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 "right now" in March when you added that status to this suggestion, but please, reconsider your stance.
Gerry Brimacombe commented
This actually feels like a BUG to me -- what we are seeing is that we can have a calendar attached to the Events web part, and all Calendar events show nicely, EXCEPT RECURRING EVENTS. It should be in your plans right now, please.
Seriously!? Not helpful. This is a standard feature on calendars and necessary in any workplace.
This web part not only does not support recurring events, but also has a bug by which it displays ALL recurring events regardless of the filter. So in April it would show all events from beginning of time if they are recurring, ifvthe source is set to something other than a list. MS support confirmed a bug and told me to create a user voice so that MS fixes it! Wow.
The whole issue with this web part is that it uses search to get data, and index is not smart enough to provide recurring dates.
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.
Not having this feature is going to greatly affect how my studios are being run. Can we please get reoccurring events to show as individual?
Janice M Q S commented
Not having this feature is prohibiting me from moving off of on-prem teams to SP Online! We use recurrence for our out of office calendars, our on-call calendars, training meetings, etc. We use this every day on prem.
LPM, how on earth an event app doesn't support recurrence?!?!?!?!?!
Karl Schneider commented
without recurring Events thats only half-done
This should be standard realy SMH
Geraldine S commented
This should be available out of the box. Why would you let users load events in a calendar as a series that are not displayed as Upcoming events in the Events web part in modern pages.
Devon Sullivan commented
1000%! This is ABSURD that it doesn't support recurring events!
E. Vreugdenhil commented
I 100% agree. I thought I had found a workaround. First create an event (birthday) in the modern look. Then change to classic look and update the event to a recurring event. After doing that with about 40-50 birthdays, I found out the hard way that those birthday disappeared again from the modern look.
MS, please add recurring events to modern look. A lot of our employees do not have an AD account so I can not use AD for showing birthdays. Our intranet is well read because of the birthdays they can find on our current 2007 SharePoint intranet.