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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 double bookings to lack of visibility, 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.   Not being able to quickly

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What’s New in Resource Central: The New Add-In for Outlook

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Add-On Products is pleased to announce the rollout of a new Outlook add-in to supplement the existing Resource Finder. The Outlook add-in can be used in Outlook 2016 and newer for PC and Mac. This is a major enhancement since Mac users were previously unable to use the Resource Finder. The Outlook add-in has a completely new look and feel and is integrated into the meeting booking screen/window. Below are some of the features you’ll find in the Outlook add-in.   Icons for Room Features  Icons representing room features, such as podiums and videoconferencing equipment, can be added to Resource Central when it is configured. These icons are displayed in the Outlook add-in when you select a room, enabling quick visual recognition and making it easier to find

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Outlook and Exchange Integration for Room Booking Systems

Outlook and Exchange Integration for Room Booking Systems

  Due to increasingly busy offices, forever shrinking budgets and flexible working patterns, meeting room and resource booking are quickly becoming business critical tasks for organizations of every size. As a Microsoft Outlook or Office 365 user, it's important that your room and resource booking system works with Microsoft Outlook and Exchange. But how do you get the benefits of a smooth interface built into Outlook without the danger of double bookings and missing appointments? Some resource booking tools, including most cloud based solutions, use add-ins or plugins to synchronize the bookings you make in their system back into your Microsoft Outlook calendar. This reduces the stability of the product and increases the chances of double bookings or even disappearing appointments if there is an

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