M365 Changelog: (Updated) Outlook – Additional RSVP Options

MC385451 – Updated June 28, 2022: Based on learnings from our early rings, Microsoft has made the decision to make additional changes before it proceeds with the rollout. Microsoft will deliver a new Message center post once we re-start the rollout. Thank you for your patience.

The additional options for more detailed RSVP responses will start to roll out across Outlook. With this feature, attendees can let the organizer and other attendees know how they plan to attend a meeting, whether in person or virtually. These responses can be seen by anyone in the meeting invite, inside and outside of their organization, with a commercial or education Microsoft 365 account using a supported client and can be changed at any point.

When this will happen:

Microsoft will communicate via Message center when we are ready to proceed.

How this affects your org:

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88535

Once the feature is deployed, users will have additional options to RSVP to a meeting invite. When accepting a meeting, users will now have 3 options: Yes, Yes in-person, Yes virtually. Other people in the meeting invite will be able to see everyone’s responses.

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Note: Users using a client that does not support the feature will not be able to respond with a detailed RSVP nor will be able to see the detailed RSVPs from other attendees. Users using the classic Outlook for Windows with a Microsoft 365 or Microsoft Exchange Online account will be able to see detailed RSVPs but will not be able to RSVP to the meeting with the detailed options.

What you need to do to prepare:

There is nothing you need to do, updates will be rolled out to your organization based on the deployment rings your organization is in.

If you are using the new Outlook for Windows, then you can expect to see the same deployment rings your organization has for Outlook on the web.

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