Microsoft Bookings – Our Vision

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Learn about our vision for Bookings as your smart scheduling tool. We'll discuss how Bookings can be used to meet a variety of your organization's scheduling needs, and also give you a glimpse into our future roadmap and key scenarios.
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@Arvind_Ravichandran Are there plans to add more enterprise management of Bookings? For example, we have 1,000+ people that could potentially use Bookings. We would not want them all creating Bookings calendars. We try to follow a standard naming convention as to better identify the use a of a mailbox or group. However, expecting our sys admins to manually create 1000 bookings calendars through the GUI is unreasonable. 

 

It would be nice to be able to take a list of staff accounts and pump that list into PowerShell to do the following:

  1. Create the Bookings calendar using a predefined naming convention (i.e. BOOKINGS-netid)
  2. Assign the user as an admin
  3. Rename the site to something like: First Last's Booking Page
  4. Tweak any settings that would be the default

Currently, we do this manually and leave a service account in the calendar as an admin so that IT staff have a way to reassign a Bookings calendar or manage as needed. 

 

Also, there should be a way for M365 Admins (or Bookings Admins) to be able to access all bookings calendars in the organization. 

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@Arvind_Ravichandran How do you get the Outlook view of Bookings? Is this coming? We are a bank and we want to clone the appointment types for all branches. 

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@Reid Guanti This is great feedback! We have the feature around Mass creation of mailboxes using power-shells and also making changes to role definitions to enable the Admins to do more. We unfortunately don't have an ETA at this point but something that really excites us!

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@SusanMcClements Thanks for your interest and feedback.Not sure if I understand the ask, pardon me. Bookings is already well integrated with Outlook and all availability and appointments uses Outlook behind the scenes. Are you looking for anything specific with respect to Bookings and Outlook?

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