Allow schedule to sync with Outlook calendar.
I have in my business multiple calendars between management software, desktop calendar, tablet and smartphone and I think this should allow them to update across platforms to avoid entering multiple times.
Thank you for your feedback! We’d like you to know that we’ve shipped some connectors in Microsoft Flow that will add your shifts to your outlook calendar. Please try it out here: https://us.flow.microsoft.com/galleries/public/templates/578985bec47d4d8ab4ad45b0d77e2207/add-new-staffhub-shifts-to-your-office-365-calendar
Aby (StaffHub team)
Hello, and what about syncing with iCal?
When will we be able sync any calendar?
This just goes to show that common sense isn't so common in this day and age. What were you even thinking when you designed this product? No link between a scheduling product and your main flag ship product, outlook. Or even providing some sort of ical/calendar feed so it can be linked to calendar products?
You know about this major problem, and yet you keep dragging your feet....
The flow connector is horrible and the sync is only one way so if the
being able to sync outlook to staff hub so it automatically populates would make my life so much easier - especially when managing a number of directors who rely on outlook
The Flow connector is a good start but it just comes up on Outlook just as an entry with no details and also the time is in UTC rather than the user's local time. Keep working on it - you are nearly there :-)
Hi Aby, Is the Flow a syn function? or just add events but won't remove/change an event?
The title of the Flow seems not a syn. But users want to syn with outlook calendar.
This would be a great addition, Sync outlook calendar with Staffhub including all national holidays and other company events.
When will this be released to others outside of the manager group?
Is the outlook calendar by chance the same thing as the calendar on your iPhone?
Everyone needs this. Get it done already!
We're an Office 365 site and one of our groups decided to purchase When to Work for shift work. It doesn't play well with O365 but I'm unable to stop the train from rolling to other groups when Staff Hub doesn't automatically integrate with their existing Calendar. Using Flow just seems cumbersome. I'm not sure I understand why this product is offered as part of O365 when it clearly doesn't work well with the other pieces.
Andre van den Berg commented
You can only sync when you are manager in StaffHub right?
Perhaps a better way for Microsoft to do this would be to create an additional calendar per user in outlook called staffhub, which has their shifts. Similarly to in OWA you can add a calendar for a sports team etc, just make it for Staffhub that shows shifts for their credentials?
Brad Wood commented
I'll reiterate the significance of syncing between StaffHub and Outlook Calendars. The Flow works great for inserting into calendar, but as others have noted, this is just one step of many that are needed.
When there is a delete or change, that needs to sync or flow to the calendar as well.
Our managers use the overlay feature in Outlook Calendars for a variety of purposes and not having the staff schedule right there makes using StaffHub clunky and an extra step
Also, as noted by others, it would be a tall task to ask hundreds of entry level employees to go into Flow (even with the sharing options in Flow).
can i sync outlook invites and or entries to staffhub?
Flow connectors are flawed in 2 ways. 1. Deleted Shifts are not removed. 2. It adds the shift to your calendar instead of setting your work hours. This does not set the free/busy info so that someone trying to book a meeting with your knows when your at work.
Is there a possibility of being able to to sync with the preloaded apple mail on idevices?
Appreciate Flow can do some of this but has limitations. It would be better for a complete sync between Outlook calendar and the staff hub.
David Wilson commented
Regarding the flow connector, it’s almost perfect. However, we haven’t seemed to be able to sync, but only to add. So if a shift is deleted, changed or swapped, there is no way to update the shift on the calendar (as far as I know). If this could be resolved in flow, then it would be perfect!
Any update on this?