Show recurring events in the new Event Web Part
I have the new look Sharepoint online and I notice when creating events in the Events Web App, you don't have the option to configure as a recurring event.
If you create the event and then go site contents > events and manually drill into the event and setup recurring, the event no longer shows up in the Events Web Part.
I think being able to setup recurring events is basic functionality for any calendar so can we get the feature added/fixed?
Thanks for asking for this capability. This isn’t in our current plans. We suggest using the Group Calendar functionality for great Microsoft Exchange backed features like recurring events.
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.
So, you (MS) stated back in May 2019 that this feature was not in your plans. You now have 68 comments and 323 votes. Is that sufficient feedback to get this added to SharePoint Online? I just did an online search for this topic and there are posts across the internet about this dating back to 2016. I think it's time to listen to what your customers are asking for and not what I can only assume is a MS Teams group request.
I need this feature so much that I actually looked into creating a custom team site just for the purposed of having a group calendar that will display recurring events in the events web part of a portal (which, I'd like to highlight, is both and unproductive use of my time and a poor experience from one of your company's flagship productivity products). Turns out that the Group Calendar is actually a third-party app by a company that doesn't even proofread its description. Kind of lowers my confidence when Microsoft is telling me that I should use a third-party, second-rate Teams app just to get basic functionality from a SharePoint calendar web part.
C'mon guys, seriously.... fix this (and yes, I am intentionally using "fix" instead of "feature"--having a calendar web part display events correctly is a basic requirement--otherwise it defeats the purpose of creating a calendar web parts in the first place).
We want to be able to create an event in the calendar and have it show up in all the locations the events can be seen. At this time I cannot get a team event show up in outlook (while subscribed to the group calendar) and making the event a recurring event just wipes it out completely. Similarly, creating an event on the group calendar never shows up in the Events on the site. Why did anyone think that was a viable option before shipping????
I want to like Microsoft - I live in their applications - but the finish is never there. There is always a gotcha in every app that takes the shine off the process. I just watched the Apple WWDC 2020 presentation and the difference in the attention to detail is so vast as to make me depressed.
Recurring events is a must for this web part to be functional
Eric rick commented
Pssst, Microsoft...some people don't even use Outlook / Exchange. I know, it's hard to hear that.
I second "listen to your users." Recurring events are needed. Using a group calendar is not a solution
This is so stupid. Nobody wants to use the group calendar feature for recurring events. Microsoft, listen to your users.
Kirk Manton commented
This has been an issue since 2018. Where does Microsoft look to listen to their users?
This caught me off guard after site owner reported missing calendar entries. This functionality can only help our business. Using a Group calendar is not a fix.
This is terrible. Group calendar web part does not have the same look and is much more bulky.
Floridian SP commented
This is really frustrating. I have people create recurring events and then the events are not in the web part. How can this be "not in our plans right now" STILL at this late date?
Please make it a prio after all those years .... I wasted my time on this issue, if certain options dont work (anymore), leave them out. This is just as ridiculous as giving the advice to use a group calendar and if it is such a "Great MS Exchanged backed feature" you should never have left it out in the first place.
This is so frustrating. I've managed to add recurring events by creating the event, then going into Events in the Site Contents then making them recurring.
Works ok, except the dates that show in the web part are confusing - the date you created it and some mystery dates (not the end date as I didn't set one.)
It also shows events from two weeks previous, not two weeks ahead. So helpful!
Come on. Fix this one. It is needed by so many. Don't tell me to create an outlook group. I need the web part to work.
Recurring events is a common and necessary calendar function. My team needs to be able to do this and have it sync with our home communication site page. Adding this feature should be a priority.
I was looking for this today as I have a monthly event I need to publish on our team website. I can't even copy an existing event so I have to type the same info over and over.... would appreciate something to allow us to either copy events or create a recurring one.
andrea mondello commented
Completely ridiculous that it is not available. C'mon, microsoft...
Tom Paladino commented
I cannot believe this feature does not work. This is an embarrassing oversight for basic calendar functionality.
'Recurring Events' is must have feature...!!
I agree this functionality, should be there if you can add events then being able to make them recur is a must. Also, it seems that only 30 min intervals rather than precise times are available.
Group Calendar DOES NOT suit our requirements. Reoccurring appointments are used daily by most organisations. Not having this feature as part of SharePoint is like building a car without wheels. It may look good and fancy, but it doesn't get you anywhere.