Update your Slack status with your Outlook Calendar

With remote work, sticking to a schedule becomes even more important as the lines blur between work and personal time.

Our Google Calendar integration is super popular, and we wanted to extend that functionality to Office365 users.

This Slack Outlook Calendar integration allows you to automatically update your status when you're in a meeting, and optionally turn on Slack's Do Not disturb feature. Many apps do that, so we took it 10 steps further.

Holopod for Outlook allows you to program your calendar to trigger a status.

For example, if you put Focus in your event - Holopod will trigger your "heads down" status and turn on Do Not Disturb. Teams are using the feature for many statuses like collaboration time, lunch, picking up the kids, and coffee break.

To set up a custom status rule, go to the calendars page in Holopod and set up your own status rules.

Next, add these events to your Outlook calendar

Outlook Calendar integration

When the event time rolls around, your Slack status will automatically update.