I made the switch to OS X in 2009, after years on Windows. 3 months ago, I made a slight boomerang back and dropped Mail.app for Outlook for Mac, because I was sick of the lack of formatting and a few other nuances that made it difficult to work in an Exchange-based company. Today was the first time I needed to create a recurring event in the new Outlook. Here’s a little recap of my experience.
First, I created an event, opened up the Recurrence menu, and chose the “Custom…” option.
This presented me with 4 options: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, and Yearly.
I chose daily (which turned out to be the wrong choice).
And of course the meeting went out including Saturday and Sunday. I went to owa to fix it and then went back in to Outlook to see how it looked there…
So that’s the trick. If you want to make weekday-only recurring meetings in Outlook for Mac, choose Weekly recurrence, and select multiple days. Maybe this is second nature to folks that have been on Macs for a while, but it wasn’t intuitive to me and google didn’t return anything of value so I figured I’d throw up a post to help the next person.