O365 adds auto-creation of calendar items for flights and more!

It’s not often that email actually surprises me – in a good way. But this last weekend it totally did. I was booking a flight for one of the family and after booking it the following email appeared: (Outlook added events from email to your calendar)

The email was letting me know that Office 365 had detected that I had scheduled a flight and it had automatically added both the flight out and the return flight to my calendar! Clicking on the link at the bottom of the email showed the settings for these now including the ability to turn this on and off for Flights, Hotel reservations, Car rentals and Package delivery and to see these events as private.

This may sound like a minor thing but these types of day to day steps are a great example of how automation can make life a little bit simpler.

Kudos to Microsoft and the O365 team for this great additional functionality!

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