[Status: Backburner ⏳] Outlook Calendar Integration

Is there a way to sync your outlook calendar with a task? eg. A discovery meeting for a client is set up in outlook, but I would also like it to link to a task for the day. This way notes and attachments can be added in Wrike, but the client will only see it in outlook. 

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Hi folks, thank you for your continued support of this suggestion, it's much appreciated.
 
I wanted to share some further detail on this with you in relation to this feature request to give you a better understanding of why the status here is currently 'Backburner'.
 
The team responsible for this are currently working on our planned Zoom integration and will be continuing to work on this next year. They are also working on our MS Teams video conference + MS Teams general integration and in 2021, the team will be reviewing and making improvements to this integration based on user feedback and the insights and data available to them. The Outlook calendar integration feature suggestion will be also be reviewed as part of this work. So, next year, there will be more detail available on whether or not this feature will be added to our solution. As such, this request remains 'Backburner' for now, but as the team reviews this, we'll be sure to make any relevant status changes here and will let you know as soon as there are any updates to share in relation to the potential roll-out of this feature.
 
We know this is a popular suggestion and can appreciate that it's frustrating that there are no plans to implement this in the short-term, but we will continue to pass on your interest, insights, and feedback to our Product team in relation to this. Please do continue to add your use cases here, as all of this detail will be relayed to the team and will be taken into consideration when they are reviewing this. 
 
James Roberts - I'm sorry to hear that this is the case, James. If you would like us to set up a call with our team to discuss this further, please do let me know and I'll be happy to arrange. 
 
Again, thank you for your thoughts on this and if you need help with anything else do let us know. 

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Hi Elaine,

Thanks for extra info. One question: what's the rationale for prioritising the Zoom meeting notes feature over a calendar integration that people have been asking about for almost 2 years and (I'm guessing here) would have a larger impact on more people (if you don't use Zoom, you don't need the feature ... everyone uses a calendar of some sort).

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Hi James Roberts, thanks for the follow-up.

When working on Product enhancements, our team focus on implementing the features that will have the most impact and bring the most value for our users. The same can be said for our work on integrations. As much as we'd love to be able to implement everything our users want, we need to take into account the relative difficulty of implementing something and the relative impact for our customers. I can absolutely appreciate that this feature would be of value to you and the users who have commented here, but as outlined in this post, our team need to look at all requests holistically and make a decision on what to focus on next based on all the available data and feedback. This is how we determine what to prioritize and what features to implement next.
 
The MS Teams video conference + MS Teams general integration are complex and updates to these have implications and impacts that must be considered when planning future updates. With this in mind and as mentioned above, the team will be reviewing and making improvements to this integration next year and the Outlook calendar integration feature suggestion will be also be reviewed as part of this. We'll be sure to share regular updates here and let you know if there's any news or change to status.
 
Again, thank you for your feedback and continued support of this suggestion. If you need help with anything else, please do let me know.

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Our wish is an Outlook integration in Wrik that synchronizes the calendar bidirectionally.That is, if I schedule a task and it is in Wrike calendar, it should also be in Outlook calendar and vice versa.


This feature is very helpful because we schedule projects or work with customers through Outlook but the work for a project, support, sales are scheduled in Wrike.

Now we have the problem that important things were planned in Wrike and an employee gets an appointment from his manager in Outlook for an external appointment. So we always have to reschedule and lose time.

Thank You

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I like Wrike...but I continue to feel integration/synchronization with Outlook calendar is THE KEY INGREDIENT missing in making Wrike "THE program of choice" instead of "just a" great program. I continue to turn to Wrike to invest valuable information and coordination details but it's not linked to the Outlook calendar, which is like the backbone to managing time & schedules from many different source. I also feel having this feature would make the onboarding naturally more inviting when trying to encourage your team to use the program.  

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Thanks so much for sharing your feedback Ken Zimmermann, Tonya Murphy, I'm passing it on to the team 👍

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