Jul 20 2016 09:08 AM
Jul 20 2016 09:08 AM
To help make appointment scheduling simpler and more efficient for you, your staff and your customers, Microsoft is introducing a new Office 365 service called Microsoft Bookings!
Customers can schedule your business directly online
Reduce missed appointments with confirmations and reminders
Make it easy for your customers to reschedule or cancel bookings
Manage bookings and customer information from anywhere
Automatically add bookings on staff calendars
Bookings is now rolling out in First Release to customers who subscribe to the Office 365 Business Premium plan and will roll out to all Business Premium customers worldwide in the coming months. Read more of Office Blogs.
Jul 20 2016 01:20 PM
This is a great addition to the Office 365 app family. Will this be made available for Enterprise plans as well?
Jul 20 2016 02:00 PM
That was my first thought too. I think it would be useful option for individuals in Enterprise to make their calendar available for external contacts to book time. Would help reduce the too an fro of asking what time you're available. I share a link to my published calendar in Exch Online. But my external contacts cant book time from it. Just use it as a guideline of when I'm available.
Jul 20 2016 02:05 PM
Jul 20 2016 02:44 PM
Here's the official reply from the Q&A on the blog.
"Thanks for your interest in Bookings! We started rolling out Bookings to Office 365 Business Premium because it was designed with small businesses in mind. We know that there are small businesses in our Enterprise SKUs in all segments (Commercial, Government, EDU, Not-for-Profit), and we are working to bring Bookings to E3 and E5 in the coming months."
Jul 20 2016 09:51 PM
Jul 20 2016 11:17 PM
Jul 21 2016 11:26 AM
Definitly tool for EDU organisations, like mine.
Exam planning tool.
Fill in time table based on: avalability teacher staff, location , etc.
Jul 29 2016 07:45 AM - edited Jul 29 2016 07:47 AM
What's the URL For the services ? like https://tasks.office.com for planer
Jul 29 2016 05:00 PM
Seems pretty lame that it would only be available in the business plans and not the enterprise plans, in fact it really just makes no sense. Random choice but perhaps there are plans we are not yet aware of. Either way good for our customers that subscribe to the business plans.
Aug 15 2016 06:07 PM
Has any one recieved access to Bookings yet? We're on E5 so we're not going to get it for a while, but we have some questions. For example, can appointments be sent by SMS?
Aug 15 2016 06:20 PM
I'm on biz premium and I expect an icon will turn up in my apps, just as sway, planner and delve did - so no, nothing yet.
If I'm looking in the wrong place, can someone let me know :)
Aug 16 2016 02:19 PM
Thanks Fabien - I am the admin and I've got first release checked. Watch this space then.
Aug 17 2016 09:08 AM
Aug 19 2016 01:46 AM
is there a way to preview this without having to subscribe to a new SBP tenant ?