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The Top Meeting Room and Scheduling Problems in Outlook®

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Microsoft Outlook® is an excellent email client and calendaring solution that many organizations use, but its meeting and resource booking capabilities leave a lot to be desired. From lack of visibility to missing description, using Outlook for meeting and resource booking can present many issues. The following are some of the most common problems that users experience when booking meetings and resources through Outlook®.   The need to use multiple, disparate systems to book resources and order services   When you book a meeting room, you often need to order additional services like catering or audiovisual equipment. If you’re using Outlook® to book meetings, this means you’ll have to log into different systems to order catering, create invoices to send to service providers, etc.  

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  • A meeting room booking add-on for Microsoft Outlook® help you expand the capabilities of Outlook to make it a central tool in all aspects of meeting and resource booking in one system.
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Microsoft Teams: What We Learned at Ignite

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Add-On Products joined tech professionals from around the world at Microsoft Ignite this September in Orlando. Attending this conference allowed us to talk in person with customers about our resource booking solutions, as well as learn about what’s next with Microsoft’s technology. Microsoft Teams was definitely a major focus at Ignite this year. According to the sessions we attended at Ignite, it is the fastest growing Microsoft product. Lauded as the ultimate collaboration tool, Teams is a hub for teamwork within Office 365. Teams will eventually replace Skype for Business Online. As a Microsoft Gold Partner, Add-On Products is constantly enhancing our product integrations in this collaboration-first environment. Resource Central and Digital Sign Service software supports Microsoft Teams as they support Skype for Business.   The Capabilities of

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  • Add-On Products joined sessions about what's next with Microsoft's technology at Ignite back in September in Orlando. Microsoft Teams was a big focus point - here's what we learned.
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Go Green: Sustainability Trends in 2018

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Going green has become a popular business strategy. With news of declining natural resources and the worsening effects of global warming, achieving sustainability in business operations has become more of a requirement than an option. The public has also come to favor green business practices and has put pressure on companies to become more sustainable. Businesses that don’t want to be left behind have jumped onto the sustainability bandwagon. Going green is also great for an organization’s profitability and bottom line. Below are some sustainability trends that are driving business practices in 2018.   Cloud Computing  Moving your organization’s software to the cloud could lead to energy savings, in addition to improving operational efficiency and agility. According to a six-month study conducted by Lawrence Berkeley National

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  • Going green has become a popular business strategy. Cloud Computing is only one of the sustainability trends in 2018.
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5 Best Practices for Visitor Management

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If your business is like most, you probably receive a number of visitors on a daily basis. It can be challenging to manage visitor appointments and keep a record of all visitors at your facility if you’re relying solely on paper logs and manual processes. Implementing a visitor management system can help you record information about visitors and manage the flow of incoming and outgoing visitors, both planned and unplanned. A visitor management system helps you warmly welcome guests, contributing to customer satisfaction. Effective visitor management also creates a workplace environment that feels safe to employees, which enhances their success and productivity. The following are some best practices for visitor management to keep in mind.   1. Establish and maintain a visitor management policy Establish a

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  • Best visitor management practices like establishing and maintaining a policy as well as implementing a user-friendly system can improve both security and efficiency.
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Improve Room Utilization with Full-Service Resource Scheduling Software

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Meetings are a part of the daily work routine in most offices, yet one of the costliest and most wasted resources that companies have are their meeting rooms. This is because most offices experience low- to medium-utilization rates of meeting rooms. One of the primary reasons why meeting spaces go unused is that people assume that they are booked when they are actually not. Meeting details tend to change pretty quickly, so a meeting that was booked earlier in the day may no longer be occurring. To prevent these meeting rooms from going unused, it is helpful for meeting organizers to use meeting booking software to cancel or modify their reservations with ease.   Using meeting room booking software like Resource Central allows employees to simplify meeting

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  • Meetings are a part of the daily work routine most in offices, but meeting rooms often have low- to medium-utilization rates.
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