Single instances of a meeting aren't modified when you change the whole meeting series in Outlook for Mac

Symptoms
Consider the following scenario:

  • You use Outlook for Mac to schedule a recurring meeting series.
  • You modify single instances of the meeting series. For example, you modify the location, the attendees, the meeting time or date, the duration, or the notes.
  • You then modify the whole meeting series. For example, you modify the location for the meeting series.
In this scenario, the single instances of the meeting series that were modified earlier are not updated with the new modification to the whole series.
Cause
This issue occurs because of a design limitation in Outlook for Mac.
Workaround
To work around this issue, modify the single instances of the meeting series that were not updated with the later modification to the whole series.
More information
To help minimize the impact of this issue, schedule recurring meeting series with an end date not too far in the future. This helps because there is less likelihood that you'll have to modify the whole series, and there will be fewer modified instances that are affected when you do have to modify the whole series.
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Article ID: 3100923 - Last Review: 10/13/2015 22:06:00 - Revision: 1.0

Microsoft Outlook 2016 for Mac, Outlook for Mac for Office 365, Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011

  • KB3100923
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