NeedToMeet Feedback

Show availability (exported from outlook) when creating a meeting via web interface

When I install the outlook plugin and sync my calendar with NeedToMeet, it correctly displays all my calendar availability on my personal NeedToMeet landing webpage - great!

Unfortunately, then when I use the web interface to schedule a new meeting, all of my availability disappears - none of my availability is displayed on Schedule meeting webpage. Why not?

The web interface is much nicer to use than the outlook plugin. Since the availability is already displayed on my personal NeedToMeet page, I would naturally expect it to also be displayed when scheduling a meeting and it creates unnecessary confusion that it is not displayed there. After all, this is my primary reason for syncing my outlook calendar in the first place!

I personally consider this a bug and already emailed support about it, but they recommended I enter it here. Thanks!

  • ben barreth
  • Feb 16 2016
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  • Pete Caldecourt commented
    February 16, 2016 19:34

    Hi Ben - This is a feature we have planned for later in the year for the webiste. We have linked your feedback, to the item we have in the queue. The functionality you have of being able to share your free busy with NeedToMeet, is that other people outside of your organization using NeedToMeet and the Outlook Add-In have the ability to see your free busy when attempting to book a meeting with you. Also if you provide people with your personal URL they are able to submit a request to you for a meeting invite based on the calendar free busy they see for you from the personal URL link

  • ben barreth commented
    February 16, 2016 19:47

    Hey Pete,

    Thanks for the response. I understand what you're saying. It just means that I'll have to have 2 calendars open when scheduling a meeting on NeedToMeet, which is exactly what I was trying to eliminate with the Outlook sync. For our particular organization, we schedule the meeting ourselves about 90% of the time. 


    Thanks again,


    Ben

  • Taylor Davidson commented
    March 04, 2016 13:39

    I'd like to second the need for calendar sync in the web interface... It looks like your development has been focused on the Outlook add-in for a while but fewer professionals over time are running their email and calendars from desktop apps, thus the functionality of web apps is more and more important.

    One important consideration as you work to improve this, is the need to sync from multiple accounts, including not just multiple platforms (Gmail, Office 365, Exchange, etc) but multiple accounts on given platforms (Gmail x2, Exchange/O365 x2, etc.).

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