There’s no doubt that the Outlook Calendar application makes a logical place for staff to book resources such as meeting rooms.
Apart from being convenient for end users, behind the scenes, Microsoft Exchange provides an underlying framework that makes it easy to scale and deliver an enterprise-wide solution.
Have you spent time investigating all the facilities in Outlook calendaring?
It’s got virtually every feature you could want of a corporate and indeed a personal diary. It also has new capabilities that make it easier to book rooms and other resources such as catering.
But is your IT department making the most of newer functionality in Exchange to help with resource bookings?
For example, with Outlook calendar it’s now possible to:
- Let users list & book meeting rooms according to location
- View the facilities available in each room (e.g. built-in projector)
- Request catering for a meeting
- Inform facilities staff of resource bookings
- Make bookings subject to approval (e.g. by a member of the facilities team)
Written by our resource booking expert, Jim Fussell, our white paper explains what is now possible in ‘native’ Microsoft Exchange or Office 365 and Outlook calendar in order to book your meeting rooms & desks.
It also provides tips aimed at technical staff to help them get the most out of these facilities.