SOLVED

Personal Bookings

Contributor

I've been seeing screen shots like the below but cannot find any documentation on this. Anyone have any idea on how to enable this? We have Bookings enabled and calendars created but are looking for this "Personal" booking option for our sales team.

 

E6bXdXWVIAUAbuW.jpg

 

Thanks!

Tim

10 Replies

@Tim Gagne if you're using the new Bookings experience (which I'd reccomend) you would find the link to share in the page below:

NiceGuySean_0-1638379339821.png

 

 

@SeanPerry Thank you for this. I think I can duplicate the functionality I was looking for with what you posted , however this still will require each person to set up their own Bookings calendar. In the screen shot I pulled it looks like the OWA Calendar setting would be taking care of this for the users. I have only seen this "Personal Bookings" functionality in two places so far:

  1. From a tweet from a MS employee (Tim on Twitter: "My favorite @Office365 feature lately, personal booking built in to my profile. Bee...)
  2. In news/help found from Duke (Easy Scheduling with Personal Bookings | Duke TodayUsing Office 365's Personal Booking Page | Duke University OIT)

Was really hoping for (what appears to be) a low touch way of allowing bookings for each individual. 

 

Thanks again!

@Tim Gagne Did you checked if the option is available logging in in FindTime? ( https://outlook.office.com/findtime/dashboard/ )? Once logged, you have an option top right for the configuration of the Personal Booking details: 

SKApretto71_0-1648712301721.png

and you can configure everything from there. Is in BETA stage

SKApretto71_1-1648712396730.png

 

Or you should be able to get into the config page via OWA, using the settings and searching for "personal":

 

SKApretto71_2-1648712557627.png

 

Hope this helps.

@SKApretto71 - any idea if your tenant is set to get new releases ahead of the general releases? I'm not seeing any of those options in our tenant.

Thanks.
Yes, this features is - as of today - in Internal Preview for Microsoft FTEs only. There is no official statement on external availability, I'm sorry.
best response confirmed by SKApretto71 (Microsoft)
Solution
New office roadmap item just published n. 93239

GA in June 2022
Will this be available for consumers?

If this will be enabled for all users as stated in the Message Center Post, is the personal booking page also initially published or will it be disabled and every user needs to publish it consciously?
I dont want MS to automatically publish the booking page for all our users...

@alex_ha19 as far as I'm told, it can be enabled/disabled on a per-user basis. Whatever the default will be, the personal page is by default NOT published until the enabled user explicitly publish it.

Doing nothing does not publish any page.

 

@SKApretto71 thanks, yes this is what I would expect.