Recently I ran into the error Unable to Schedule Event when I tried to schedule recurring appointments in Microsoft Teams.
The exact message said “Unable to schedule overlapping occurrences. Change how often it occurs and try again.” I checked my calendar and found no existing appointments at the specific time.
How to fix Unable to schedule event in Teams
Fixing Unable to schedule event in Teams is pretty easy once you know how and where to click. Here’s how to create a recurring meeting. I also show you right away where almost everyone goes wrong:
- In Microsoft Teams, click Calendar -> + New Meeting
- In the Date section, choose a start date and time. Then, right to the arrow, choose the end date and time of the individual meeting (so: NOT the end date of the meeting series). The duration should not be 199 days, like in this example:
- At the Does not repeat dropdown, click the Downwards arrow, and choose Custom
- In the Custom recurrence window, select the End date. Here you can also change the occurrence from every day to every week or every month. Click Save.
That’s it! You should now be able to plan the meeting right away.
In case you experience performance issues in Microsoft Teams, make sure to read my article on how to improve performance in Teams!