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How to implement a simple booking system in Microsoft Teams?

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Our team shares a pool of six remote linux machines which are used as targets for testing our software.  We access them from our Windows laptops. We need a booking system to allow each developer to reserve a machine for a certain time period. We have been doing this in Outlook, booking an appointment with the machines as resources, but this is quite onerous as it's necessary to setup an appointment and wade through the address list to find the machines, and then identify which machines are free.

 

We are all using Microsoft Teams. Can anyone suggest a simple way of managing such a booking system in Teams?

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Best Response confirmed by ThereseSolimeno (Microsoft)
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@David Aldrich  Hi I think if you setup them up as  Meeting room mailboxes on exchange online you should be able to use the free Book a Room App from Microsoft. I used it for setting up bookings for meeting rooms. Just give a meaningful name.

 

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@MAJIDAM Thanks very much for your suggestion. Is the app only for Android or will it also run on Windows desktop?

@David AldrichHi David we have used it on Windows. See link below.

 

Book a Room

 

 

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@David Aldrich Just a heads up for Microsoft Bookings. It's available from within Teams (search for more apps). Maybe not applicable in this scenario but wanted to mention it!

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@bec064 Thanks for suggesting Microsoft Bookings. Unfortunately our Teams is not connected to an Office 365 Exchange, we use our own Exchange, so I don't think Bookings will work (it says "A valid Office 365 mailbox is required.").