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Tips for Managing Your Calendar and Meeting Rooms at Work

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Meetings are meant to improve productivity and efficiency. It is a time when people gather to get on the same page, create awareness of what needs to be done, and hold each other accountable to ensure that tasks get completed. If not planned out well, however, meetings can be a waste of time, and ultimately, hurt your company’s bottom line.    It’s important to schedule meetings for the right amount of time and with the right people, always starting with a clear objective in mind. Assigning someone to lead the meeting is key to ensure that it doesn’t go off the rails. But it’s not just the meetings themselves that can hurt efficiency and productivity if not carefully planned out.  The process of scheduling meetings, inviting

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  • Meetings are meant to improve productivity and efficiency. To succeed, you need to plan well. Get tips on how to manage your calendar and meeting rooms.
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Plan Projects More Efficiently with a Team Calendar for Outlook®

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If you’re working as part of a team, a personal calendaring solution probably won’t suffice. A team calendar software for Outlook® allows you to coordinate schedules and manage activities, tasks, and meetings among team members. With a group calendar, you can monitor all of your deadlines from a single place. A team calendar aligns people, tasks, and meetings, so you know exactly who is doing what and when. It also arms you with powerful tools that save you time and simplify project planning and execution. A group calendar allows you to keep track of your projects and your colleagues’ schedules in one place. A team calendar for Outlook® integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Outlook®, so you don’t have to learn a new system or manage separate group calendar software.

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  • Enhance your group efforts with a team calendar for Outlook®
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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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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

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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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Microsoft Teams: What We Learned at Ignite

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Add-On Products joined tech professionals from around the world at Microsoft Ignite September 2018 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 2018. According to the sessions we attended at Ignite, it was the fastest growing Microsoft product that year. 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.  

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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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