Rolling out gradually from January till July, users will be able to see their personal calendar such as Google Calendar in their Outlook Online, great! Since adding a web calendar was already available but never really refreshed properly.
But that our personal calendars impact our work availability, this is non-sense.
Personal events will show as tentative, busy, or away in a work or school calendar. No details will be shared from a personal event to the user’s organization, even if a user has their work or school calendar set to “share all details” and even if a user has a personal event set to “public” rather than “private.”
- I have a personal calendar for my son’s activities and school, and I would love to sometimes see it in a unified calendar view so that I do not accept a business trip during a school holiday. So I marked the whole week on my son’s calendar as “school holiday: busy”. But now it will mark my work calendar as if I was busy that whole week?
Now, user can disable this default behaviour, but … have you recently checked the list of settings in Outlook web and client? Will the user change that settings by themselves or will they add their personal calendar, have a colleague complain to them that they are “never available” and then call Service Desk to complain?