Outlook to get calendar sharing, announced via Microsoft 365 Roadmap

Devesh Beri

In a recent development, Microsoft has introduced an addition to its Microsoft 365 roadmap. This update specifically concerns Outlook. Users of Outlook on the Web and the new Outlook for Windows will now have enhanced control over inbox and calendar-sharing options.

Outlook users can soon share their email and calendar information with others, granting them varying levels of permissions. This feature provides greater flexibility and enhances collaboration and communication.

One key aspect of this update is the newfound capability for administrators to employ the Office Policy setting labelled “Turn off sharing recommendation.” By utilizing this setting, administrators can prevent users from sharing folders, allowing for more granular control over data sharing within their organizations.

Users can control what information they share and with whom, choosing between read-only access, editing rights, or full control. This flexibility ensures efficient sharing while protecting sensitive data.

Moreover, organizations can customize data sharing and grant access to colleagues, teams, or external partners as required, streamlining communication and project management.

The Feature ID for this update is 182261, and it was added to the roadmap on October 18, 2023.

This update pertains to the Outlook product and is applicable to Cloud instances in GCC and Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant). The platforms covered include the Web and Desktop. The release phase for this feature is General Availability, and the rollout is set to begin in November 2023.