Megan Hagedorn 12 Comments

Per this UserVoice post, Microsoft is working to make Group Calendars native to Microsoft Teams via the “Meetings”/Calendar view, but below you’ll find one potential workaround in the meantime.  Please note that the below workaround may not work for users with On Premise mailboxes.

  1. To add a group calendar to Teams, we need to acquire the Calendar URL first. Log into the Outlook Web App (https://outlook.office365.com/)
  2. Go to the Group you want the calendar for:

  3. Click “Calendar”:
  4. Copy the URL from your browser:
  5. Add a new tab within a Channel in Teams:
  6. Select “Website”:
  7. Add a name and the URL you copied from the Outlook Web App:
  8. Sign in to Microsoft when prompted. This tab will now take you to the Group Calendar for the group you’ve selected.  Just be aware that you’ll need to sign in to your own Microsoft Portal account to display the group calendar:

 

For more information, check out this Microsoft TechNet post.  Be sure to check out the comments in the TechNet post if you’re having trouble adding the Group Calendar to Teams.

 

— 12 Comments —

  1. Good theory, but Groups created by MS Teams are now hidden from Outlook, so you can’t get the URL. Which means you can’t add the calendar….
    Any ideas to overcome that?

    • Clark,
      Check out this blog post for a few different solutions–you can either use PowerShell to change the property that hides the group, or you can create the group from Outlook Online instead of MS Teams.

  2. If you create a group from the exchange admin when you go to create a new team there will be an option to convert an existing group to teams. I had the same problem and that was how I was able to workaround

  3. I found that if you create a group in Teams, then open up its SharePoint site (follow … by team title), in SP you can select ‘follow’ (top right’). Any followed groups are listed in my online exchange mailbox view and on my OneDrive groups list (left pane towards bottom).

  4. I works. However (we can’t see it in your screenshot), when I add the website, all Team members have access to my email and my own calendar :O .
    How should I limit this access?

    • Hi Ninica,
      I tested this with my colleagues and each user/instance of Microsoft Teams needs to authenticate this page separately (by signing into portal.office.com), and after doing so, they only had access to the shared group calendar–NOT my email or other calendars. I’m not able to replicate your issue! I would suggest contacting Microsoft, that behavior is unusual.
      Thanks,
      Megan

  5. Tried this, following to TEE, get error:

    “If your site isn’t loading correctly, click here”

    And no calendar shows up.

    Why 365 is so clunky and unusable, with everything overlapping, and none of it making much sense, the world may never know.

    • I’m sorry this isn’t working for you! Unfortunately I’m not able to replicate your issue–every time I repeat this process, I get the calendar. You may want to browse the comments in this TechNet blog post? This workaround seems to be a little finicky and does not work at all for on-prem users.

  6. I found this article very useful but would like to go one step further and post reminders of upcoming events into a Microsoft Teams channel – has anybody managed to do that at all?

    • Hi Nicholas,
      I haven’t figured out a way to change the calendar on an existing event, but one workaround would be to open the calendar in Office 365 online, then double click the event. Select the “…” button and “Duplicate event”. In the duplicated event, you should see the calendar name in the upper left corner of this pop-up window. Before you save, select the calendar name in the upper left corner, then change the calendar as needed. I hope that helps!

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