Microsoft Bookings – What is it and how do I enable it?

Microsoft Bookings has recently come to my attention as Bookings will integrate with Teams and Skype meeting capabilities. This will enable businesses to set up services with online Skype/Teams meeting enabled. A meeting link will be added to the booking invite which customers can use to join the appointment.

This feature is being rolled out Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant), Online, Exchange, Education tenants.

What is Microsoft Bookings?

Microsoft Bookings is an online and mobile app for small businesses who provide services to customers on an appointment basis. Examples of businesses include hair salons, dental offices, spas, law firms, financial services providers, consultants, and auto shops.

Bookings has three primary components:

  • A booking page where your customers can schedule appointments with the staff member who should provide the service. You can show this page on Facebook, where your customers can schedule appointments, or your own web site.
  • A set of web-based, business-facing pages where business owners can record customer preferences, manage staff lists and schedules, define services and pricing, set business hours, and customize how services and staff are scheduled
  • A business-facing mobile app where business owners can see all of their bookings, access customer lists and contact information, and make manual bookings

Is Booking enabled for subscription?

Bookings are turned on by default for customers who have the Office 365 Business Premium, or Office 365 A3 and Office 365 A5 subscriptions.
Bookings is also available to customers who have Office 365 Enterprise E3 and E5, but it is turned off by default.

Enabling Booking

Get the free Microsoft Bookings add-on for Enterprise subscriptions

If you subscription is Office 365 for Business, Office 365 Enterprise E3 or E5, the Microsoft Bookings app offered through the Business Apps (free) add-on is off by default. Follow these steps to get licenses and assign to your users.

Turn Bookings off for your entire organization using Exchange Online PowerShell

If you don’t have access to the Bookings setting in Microsoft 365 admin center, you can turn off Bookings by running the following command in PowerShell.

Before you can do this procedure, you need to Connect to Exchange Online PowerShell.

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Set-OrganizationConfig -BookingsEnabled $false

Let’s make a Booking

Now we have enabled Microsoft Bookings for your tenant it will now be available within your Office 365 as shown below

Regards
The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

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