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How can I disable the events from email feature in Office365 via powershell

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We use Office365 for our email and we noticed recently that my colleagues event confirmations (plane and hotel reservations) are showing up on their Outlook calendars calendars as private events. I know a user can disable or modify this feature in OWA, Screenshot of Email from Events feature in Office365 OWA but is there a way to programmatically change this feature for all my colleagues?  We all use shared calendars and managing this feature on a user by user basis is not ideal for our organization.
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by:Vasil Michev (MVP)
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You can do it via PowerShell:

Set-MailboxMessageConfiguration vasil -EventsFromEmailEnabled $false

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Or bulk for all users:

Get-Mailbox | Set-MailboxCalendarConfiguration -EventsFromEmailEnabled $false

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Fantastic!  Is there a way to keep the feature but to disable the private attribute of the calendar entries created by this feature?
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You should be able to control all settings via PowerShell, here's the full list of the relevant parameters:

EventsFromEmailEnabled                : True
EventsFromEmailDelegateChecked        : True
EventsFromEmailShadowMailboxChecked   : False
ReportEventsCreatedFromEmailEnabled   : True
CreateEventsFromEmailAsPrivate        : True
FlightEventsFromEmailEnabled          : True
DiningEventsFromEmailEnabled          : True
HotelEventsFromEmailEnabled           : True
PackageDeliveryEventsFromEmailEnabled : False
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Perfect.  Thanks for your help.
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The solution is exactly what I needed.  Thanks Vasil!
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