Feb 22 2017 10:48 AM
Feb 22 2017 10:48 AM
Here's my interesting scenario:
My team has about 25 'free address' workspaces that we have available for our remote associates. My goal is to create a system that allows them to easily reserve a workspace. Here are some of the conditions that I would like to satisfy:
So far, I have come up with a stop gap solution using multiple calendars. There are four calendars: Workspaces, Offices, Phones Rooms and Meeting Rooms. What I have done is set up a recurring appointment with the title 'Available' and asked associates to change 'Available' to their name for each event occurence that they wish to book the workspace:
The problem with this is that people are accidentally overriding the recurrance or deleting entire appointments. Furthermore, when they book something for the following month and save, the calendar UI brings them back to the current month, making it confusing when trying to book multiple days in a future month.
What I would like to do, is use a custom list to create a very very simple form:
While this appears clean, efficient and effective in the Form view, when viewed in calendar, it appears as so:
In the events/calendar list, there is a toggle for 'All Day Event.' Unfortunately, I cannot seem to find a way to add this to a custom list. If I could get the reservations to be stacked vertically as opposed to horizontally, this might work. Despite the fact there is no way to prevent someone from double-booking the same resource, I think the simplicity of this would over arch the complexity of the massive recurring calendar appointments.
Does anyone have a solution on how I can acheive this easily using out of the box features?
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Feb 22 2017 02:45 PM
Feb 22 2017 03:21 PM
Hi @Juan Carlos González Martín, thank you for coming to the rescue on yet another thread of mine. Does EXO calendar stand for Exchange Online? I guess I'm not sure how I would create resources/room mailboxes at my level. The only thing I have access to are tools through SharePoint and the Site Collection that I manage.
Feb 22 2017 10:42 PM
Feb 23 2017 03:23 AM
Feb 23 2017 03:43 AMSolution
Jun 20 2017 02:26 PM
Jul 04 2020 11:25 AM
I have a similar need like what you posted previously. Have you resolved it? If so, can you please share the details with me? Thanks.
Jul 22 2020 02:53 AM
You need to add a secondary room scheduling app to reserve workspaces using Exchange Office and keep your teams from deleting the appointments and the reservations organized. You can try to incorporate the DeskFlex room scheduling program that can resolve workspace reservations and room booking systems via MS Exchange. You can check out these sites for tips on MS Exchange integration: