May 05 2020 04:55 PM
May 05 2020 04:55 PM
Having a few issues that I was hoping someone could help me with.
We are getting ready to ease restrictions for our office for COVID. We are opening our office and are setting up an MS Bookings page to accommodate this. However, I'm running into a few issues.
We set up a service that is just a daily booking and set the maximum attendants to 200 people.
Those are the main issues I'm facing. I managed to get around issue 1 by changing it from a day booking to 12 hours. Not ideal, but a workaround nonetheless.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
May 09 2020 01:57 PM
For this problem, remove tick from this option - ‘Notify the business visa email when a booking is created or changed’ on the bookings page (if you are using default schedule policy for this service or go to the specific service and do so). Then when you add staff, tick the box which say ‘notify the staff via email when a booking assigned to them is created or changed’.
This way only your assigned staff to that particular service will get the email and not everyone
The booking activity dashboard is a bit slow and takes time to update. Weird thing.
Hope that helps.
May 28 2020 08:36 PM
@JShaba I have a similar problem as well.
When I attempt to test it, thinking I should be able to create 5 bookings in total on the same day, as soon as I get to 4 it disables the day I'm trying to book.
So, even though no staff members were assigned, the service is automatically assigning them to each booking! It makes the entire multiple attendees option completely useless.
The context for this was to use it to book desks in an office building in order to comply with social distancing during COVID-19. Whilst I used 5 as a test number, the reality will be closer to 200 per floor. I can't add in 1000+ staff members to get around this (surely?!?!?)
Jun 03 2020 04:26 AM
I will never use bookings again. It has been determined that Eventbrite is the best to use for us and use the same link, vs a different link for each meeting. We just remove everyone from the Microsoft meeting. This is so much hassle that it's not worth it. We tried:(@redink
Jun 03 2020 05:20 AM
@Elisa_Hanley , yes I agree. I was hoping for more of a 'self-serve' option with regards to managing the number of staff per office but the idea that a staff member would somehow be psychic and know who should be in or not is ridiculous. We ditched Bookings and decided to roll our own Bookings app via React (for inclusion into SharePoint) to handle our office capacity during COVID. It's been a...underwhelming experience, to be honest.
Sep 09 2020 01:35 PM
I am having exactly the same issues as the original post. I am trying to book desks in a room for 1-week at a time. The "all day" or "multi-day" bookings are not allowing for more than 1 person to book a group booking. As a workaround, I had to make a single booking for 8 hours on Monday, and just put the actual details in the confirmation email. Definitely not a good solution.
Sep 25 2020 09:27 AM
@Ben Murphy In my testing I had the same scenario as you with maximum 5 attendees. What I got was that each person that signed up could add 5 people. What I want is that the event only lets 5 people total book on that event. Not sure what the best solution is here with that and staff assignments which is a whole other issue in itself.