Create, modify, or delete a meeting request or appointment in Outlook.com

You can create, modify, or delete a meeting request or appointment in Outlook.com.

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The instructions are slightly different depending on whether you're using the Outlook.com beta. Choose which version you're using to see the instructions that apply to you.

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See Instructions for classic Outlook.com.

Instructions for the Outlook.com beta

An appointment is for something like a lunch, sports practice, or medical appointment that you want to include in your calendar. A meeting is a calendar event that you send to other people. You create a meeting the same way you do an appointment, but you invite attendees.

  1. At the bottom of the page, select Calendar .

  2. Click on the calendar at the day and time when you'd like the event to occur.

  3. In the text box, enter a brief description of the event, including a title and location.

    Outlook.com will offer suggested locations based on what you've typed. Select a location if it's accurate. If it isn't, you can enter the correct location on the event's details page.

  4. You can also select these optional items:

    • All day: Select this option if this is an all day event.

    • Repeat: Select one of the options from the list to make this a recurring meeting or appointment, and then choose the dates when you want the series to begin and end.

    You can set additional optional items on the full event form. Select View event or More details and then select the following options at the top of the form:

    • Select Busy to choose how your status will appear during the event, or to make the event private.

    • Select Categorize to choose a category for the event.

  5. If you want to invite people to the event, enter their names or email addresses in the Invite people box.

    Select Optional to add optional attendees, or select Response options to choose if you want to request responses from attendees or allow the meeting request to be forwarded.

  6. In the Remind me list, you can adjust the time of the reminder.

  7. Select Save if this is an appointment you created for yourself or Send if this is a meeting with attendees.

  1. At the bottom of the page, select Calendar .

  2. In the calendar, select the calendar event, and then select Edit.

    If this is a recurring meeting or appointment, you will also have to choose one of the following:

    • This event: Choose this option to open and make changes to the event you've selected in the calendar.

    • This and all following events: Choose this option to open and make changes to the event you've selected in the calendar and all subsequent events in the series.

    • All events in the series: Choose this option to open and make changes to the complete series of events.

  3. Change any details for the event, and then select Save if this is an appointment you created for yourself or Send if this is a meeting with attendees.

  1. At the bottom of the page, select Calendar .

  2. Select the meeting in your calendar and select Cancel. Add a message if you want, and select Send.

    If this is a recurring meeting, you will have to select one of these options when you first select Cancel:

    • This event: Choose this option to cancel the event you've selected in the calendar.

    • This and all following events: Choose this option to cancel the event you've selected in the calendar and all subsequent events in the series.

    • All events in the series: Choose this option to cancel the complete series of events.

  1. At the bottom of the page, select Calendar .

  2. Select the event in your calendar and select Delete. In the Delete event window, select Delete again.

    If this is a recurring event, you will have to select one of these options when you first select Delete:

    • This event: Choose this option to delete the event you've selected in the calendar.

    • This and all following events: Choose this option to delete the event you've selected in the calendar and all subsequent events in the series.

    • All events in the series: Choose this option to delete the complete series of events.

Instructions for classic Outlook.com

An appointment is for something like a lunch, sports practice, or medical appointment that you want to include in your calendar. A meeting is a calendar event that you send to other people. You create a meeting the same way you do an appointment, but you invite attendees.

  1. On the Outlook navigation bar, click the App Launcher, and then click Calendar. In Outlook.com, select Calendar at the bottom of the page.

  2. Under the Outlook Calendar navigation bar, click New.

  3. Under Details, add a title and location.

  4. Choose a start and end time. You can also select one of these optional items:

    • All day: Check this box if this is an all day event.

    • Private: Check this box if you don't want others to see the details of this calendar event.

    • Repeat: Select one of the options from the list to make this a recurring meeting or appointment, and then set the dates that you want the recurring event to span using the two new From and To boxes.

  5. In the Reminder box, adjust the time of the reminder if you need to - by default it's set to 15 minutes prior to the event.

  6. If you want to send an email reminder to yourself (or to the participants, if this is a meeting), click Add an email reminder and provide this additional information:

    • Email reminder: Choose when the email reminder will be sent.

    • Send reminder to: Choose Me if you only want to send the reminder to yourself (such as an appointment) or All attendees if you want to send it to everyone in the meeting.

    • Reminder message to send: Fill this out with the message you want to send, and then click Close.

  7. Under People, enter the names or aliases of the people you want to invite.

  8. Under Attendees, select the Request responses check box if you want people to let you know they'll attend the meeting.

  9. Under the Outlook navigation bar, click Save if this is an appointment you created for yourself, or click Send if this is a meeting with attendees.

  1. In the calendar, select the calendar event, such as a meeting or appointment, and click Edit.

    Edit a calendar event

  2. If this is a recurring meeting or appointment, you will also have to choose one of the following:

    • Edit occurrence: Choose this option to open and make changes to a single calendar event.

    • Edit series: Choose this option to open and make changes to a series of calendar events.

  3. Change any details for the meeting or appointment and then click Save if this is an appointment you created for yourself, or Send if this is a meeting with other attendees.

  1. In the calendar, select the meeting and click Cancel. In the Cancel event window, click Yes to cancel the event. You'll have a chance to type a message to the attendees before the meeting is cancelled.

  2. If this is a recurring meeting, you will have to select one of these options when you first click Cancel:

    • Cancel occurrence: Choose this option to cancel the occurrence of the meeting you selected in the calendar.

    • Cancel series: Choose this option to cancel the meeting series.

  1. Select the appointment in your calendar and select Delete. In the Delete event window, select Delete again.

  2. If this is a recurring appointment, you will have to select one of these options when you first click Delete:

    • Delete occurrence: Choose this option to delete the occurrence you've selected in the calendar.

    • Delete series: Choose this option to delete the complete series of appointments.

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See Also

Search your Calendar in Outlook.com

Share your calendar in Outlook.com

Import or subscribe to a calendar in Outlook.com

Print email and calendars in Outlook.com

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