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Import ics to Office 365 Calendar but the event time is wrong. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am working on a back-up tool project for Office 365.

    Recently, I got a problem with ics import on Office 365 Calendar.

    I imported an ics file which describes an event during Wed 5/23/2018 7:00a - 8:00a @CST, but the Office 365 Calendar UI showed incorrect event time. (UI showed the event time is "Wed 5/23/2018 6:00a - 7:00a @CST".)

    I have asked on Microsoft Community, and the technical support suggested me to post it on here.

    I also have checked the difference between the ics file support provided and mine.

    However, the only difference is that there are some Standard/Daylight Time rules to describe the time zone change during 1986~1991 in my .ics file, but those rules should NOT effect the events which are in 2018.

    Therefore, I think there should be some bugs in ics file parser.

    Hope the MSFT RD can check this issue.

    Thanks,

    Joe Wu

    P.S. Here is the ics file I imported.

    BEGIN:VCALENDAR
    PRODID:Microsoft Exchange Server
    VERSION:2.0
    CALSCALE:GREGORIAN
    METHOD:PUBLISH
    BEGIN:VTIMEZONE
    TZID:Asia/Shanghai
    X-LIC-LOCATION:Asia/Shanghai
    BEGIN:STANDARD
    TZNAME:CST
    DTSTART:19411001T000000
    TZOFFSETFROM:+0900
    TZOFFSETTO:+0800
    END:STANDARD
    BEGIN:DAYLIGHT
    TZNAME:CDT
    DTSTART:19860504T000000
    TZOFFSETFROM:+0800
    TZOFFSETTO:+0900
    END:DAYLIGHT
    BEGIN:STANDARD
    TZNAME:CST
    DTSTART:19860914T000000
    TZOFFSETFROM:+0900
    TZOFFSETTO:+0800
    END:STANDARD
    BEGIN:DAYLIGHT
    TZNAME:CDT
    DTSTART:19870412T000000
    TZOFFSETFROM:+0800
    TZOFFSETTO:+0900
    END:DAYLIGHT
    BEGIN:STANDARD
    TZNAME:CST
    DTSTART:19870913T000000
    TZOFFSETFROM:+0900
    TZOFFSETTO:+0800
    END:STANDARD
    BEGIN:DAYLIGHT
    TZNAME:CDT
    DTSTART:19880410T000000
    TZOFFSETFROM:+0800
    TZOFFSETFROM:+0800
    TZOFFSETTO:+0900
    END:DAYLIGHT
    BEGIN:STANDARD
    TZNAME:CST
    DTSTART:19880911T000000
    TZOFFSETFROM:+0900
    TZOFFSETTO:+0800
    END:STANDARD
    BEGIN:DAYLIGHT
    TZNAME:CDT
    DTSTART:19890416T000000
    TZOFFSETFROM:+0800
    TZOFFSETTO:+0900
    END:DAYLIGHT
    BEGIN:STANDARD
    TZNAME:CST
    DTSTART:19890917T000000
    TZOFFSETFROM:+0900
    TZOFFSETTO:+0800
    END:STANDARD
    BEGIN:DAYLIGHT
    TZNAME:CDT
    DTSTART:19900415T000000
    TZOFFSETFROM:+0800
    TZOFFSETTO:+0900
    END:DAYLIGHT
    BEGIN:STANDARD
    TZNAME:CST
    DTSTART:19900916T000000
    TZOFFSETFROM:+0900
    TZOFFSETTO:+0800
    END:STANDARD
    BEGIN:DAYLIGHT
    TZNAME:CDT
    DTSTART:19910414T000000
    TZOFFSETFROM:+0800
    TZOFFSETTO:+0900
    END:DAYLIGHT
    BEGIN:STANDARD
    TZNAME:CST
    DTSTART:19910915T000000
    TZOFFSETFROM:+0900
    TZOFFSETTO:+0800
    END:STANDARD
    END:VTIMEZONE
    BEGIN:VTIMEZONE
    TZID:Etc/UTC
    X-LIC-LOCATION:Etc/UTC
    BEGIN:STANDARD
    TZNAME:UTC
    DTSTART:19700101T000000
    TZOFFSETFROM:+0000
    TZOFFSETTO:+0000
    END:STANDARD
    END:VTIMEZONE
    BEGIN:VEVENT
    UID: 040000008200E00074C5B7101A82E00800000000E4B56E3BC4F1D301000000000000000010
     0000002DF16AE26FBA1A4095471635E4CD32CD
    SEQUENCE:0
    SUMMARY:7~8 event
    DESCRIPTION:
    LOCATION:
    STATUS:CONFIRMED
    TRANSP:OPAQUE
    CLASS:PUBLIC
    ORGANIZER;CN=joewu@domain.com:
     joewu@domain.com
    DTSTART;TZID=Asia/Shanghai:20180523T070000
    DTEND;TZID=Asia/Shanghai:20180523T080000
    CREATED:20180522T115912Z
    LAST-MODIFIED:20180522T115912Z
    END:VEVENT
    END:VCALENDAR


    Friday, June 22, 2018 7:26 AM

All replies

  • Hello Joe Wu,

     What do you mean Office 365 Calendar UI? How did you import the ICS? Would you mind share us how we could  reproduce your issue?

    Best Regards,

    Terry


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    Monday, June 25, 2018 5:49 AM
  • Hi Terry,

    Thanks for your reply.

    I tried to post some images to describe my test steps, but the website said I have to wait the account verification first. :(

    I log in to the www.office.com , switch to Outlook app,  and click "Calendar".

    And then I click "Add calendar" -> "Add file" to import the ICS.

    You can get the further information by the following link.

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_outlook-mso_other-mso_o365b/import-ics-to-office-365-calendar-but-the-event/ec017541-bd1d-410c-8969-dac40ce983f4

    If you need any further information, please let me know.

    Thanks.

    Joe Wu


    • Edited by Joe Wu (joewu) Tuesday, June 26, 2018 8:32 AM Update the test steps
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018 8:26 AM
  • Hello Joe Wu(joewu),

    It seems that you issue is more related to Outlook Web App and this forum is for discussing development issue related to Outlook Client. I tired to import the ics file in Outlook Client and it works well.

    I would suggest you click the question mark on the top and right corner on the Outlook Web App to call the Help task pane and make a feedback for your issue.

    For the current thread, I will move it to Off-Topic forum. 

    Thanks for understanding,

    Best Regards,

    Terry


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    Thursday, June 28, 2018 9:34 AM
  • Hi Terry,

    Thanks for your help.

    However I didn't find the Help task pane of the Outlook Web App.

    Could you give me the website of it?

    Thanks.

    Friday, June 29, 2018 2:08 AM