Frequently I want to schedule a follow-up meeting to a meeting that has just occurred. I want the same participants, same subject and same body, just sometime in the future. I can't find a way to do this in Outlook except for to just start over with a new meeting with a new invite and manually copy the participants, subject and body.

The behavior I want is analogous to that of the "Resend this message" option you get in an email.

Anyone have an easy way to do this?

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You have two options:

First option: Copy the meeting. In Calendar view, Ctrl + Left Click Drag the meeting to another day. Double-click on the copied meeting to revise the date/time. Send the new meeting request. Take care to review all the meeting request details in case you need to change venue, body text, etc.

Second option: Double-click on existing meeting, change the details, and send an update. Second option is likely less desirable as it does not keep a record of the meeting that took place.

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    When I'm not the sender ("owner") of the original meeting, this just gives me a fairly useless read-only copy. Jun 22, 2018 at 15:11

In Outlook 2016:

  1. In calendar view, select meeting
  2. In ribbon, select "Reply All"
  3. File > Save (or ⌘S) to save as draft
  4. Close the draft window
  5. Go to Drafts folder
  6. On ribbon, click "Meeting" (small button next to Forward)

Now you have a new meeting with the same invitees, subject, and body content as the original.

Doesn't solve everything (location, duration, optional/required, etc) but easier than copypasting each element separately into a new meeting!

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    Works like a charm. Ridiculous that M$ makes this so difficult.
    – ijoseph
    Aug 21, 2017 at 23:50
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    This method seems to work best if you aren't the creator of the original meeting.
    – djgandy
    Oct 11, 2017 at 16:30

Just had a quick play and the only way I can see at present is to write a macro. Of course, not all organisations allow Outlook macro's.

I would probably get the details from the selected calendar entry, create a new calendar entry open in the UI maybe with 7d added to the meeting date.

  • Actually, sunk818's answer (superuser.com/a/893961/464136) is perfect. You should check it out. Apr 4, 2016 at 16:57
  • Yes, I do that all the time - in fact I was perhaps over engineering a "solution" since that's what the question alluded to. Obviously copying a meeting then changing is is NOT the same as a resend this message button. But, as you say, it works. Apr 5, 2016 at 7:34

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