Add option to autogenerate MS Teams meeting/link when appointment is created through Bookings
Add an option so that when users book an appointment using Microsoft Bookings, they get a link to an autogenerated Teams meeting.
Currently, when users book an appointment, I have to then set up a second event at the same time with the meeting link, which is time-consuming and potentially confusing.
Come on Microsoft. This is important
barckley toole commented
I currently add the link to my Webex personal room as the default location for a remote meeting. I'm trying to ditch Webex but don't have that option to use Teams instead.
Jim Duncan commented
This was available in our tenant for a while; I was able to turn it on for one of our services.
Perhaps something wasn't perfect (e.g. no dial-in number for the Teams meeting was sent to the customer) and now it seems they've removed it.
Now I cannot turn it on for any other services nor can I turn it OFF for the one services I enabled it for before it went away...
Andrew Pike commented
Got a notification in the message centre saying that this would be available by mid-September, and the help page says there should be a toggle on the "services" page, but no such toggle exists!
Under this heading: Add online meeting option to bookings
It says how to simply toggle this service on and off. However, there is no such option. Microsoft? whats going on?
Jon Klimek commented
200% Agree, trying to get this done and figure it out today.
My organization no longer uses Webex or a static conference line, so I have to go ahead and send a Teams meeting to that other attendee every time they book a meeting.
If Teams meetings + conference line, provided a unique phone number + conference code for every user, i could keep that on the meeting as the location, but they dont.
Tiina Silander commented
How is this proceeding? Earlier here was a view where we were told this Teams / Skype appointment link to Bookings would be released in Q3/2019 but now there's nothing to see how this is proceeding? Hopefully this would come soon!
John Gaskell commented
Or the ability to add other VC services to the appointment.
On 12/17/2018 at this link:
Look for "3. Integrations" and read the following...
"Online meeting support – Do you use Skype for Business for online meetings and want to use Skype for your bookings? We are adding Skype for Business support to Bookings and will follow that up with support for Teams meetings, early next year. This will let you easily turn your bookings into online meetings."
Can't wait! Well, actually have been. Hopefully soon?
AND HEY! It's happening. Just saw this:
Went on to the formal roadmap mid-July is scheduled to roll-out in August, so they must have made some good progress on it!
I schedule webinars with my customers and prospect. I'd like to reply with a team meetings invite. Otherwise, I have to use Zoom or join.me etc. Please link bookings with team meetings!
Travis Rauh commented
I also require this option in order to move to Bookings. If it can automatically send a meeting invitation, it should be able to send a Teams meeting invitation.
I agree. I should have to follow up meeting requests with dial in details. I dont require an intergration but a space for each staff member to insert their personal room URL.
Erik Nicolai commented
This makes us stay on Calenly with Join.me and prevents us from switching to Bookings.
For every sceduled meeting we automatically create a unique meeting in join.me that is added to the calendar item. So the invite also inlcudes the conference details.
Hope this helps.
My service is all online. Can we get Teams integrated so once they book a call with me- we both receive a Teams invite?
Fraser Singleton commented
I'm surprised this hasn't been built out already, this would avoid so much confusion for both our employees and the customer.
Becky Schroeder commented
Agreed. This would make it simpler and less confusing for our clients and easier for us to have meetings without scheduling a second appointment for the Teams link.
An obvious bolt-on for businesses that aren't hair salons!
This is important for anyone who wants to use Bookings for online meetings. My workaround to this was to establish a recurring meeting in Skype for Business, and provide a link in the confirmation email to a web page with instructions on how to join the meeting.
The problem with that was using the same meeting ID left it open for anyone to join the meeting who had seen that meeting ID before. I need unique meeting IDs to keep the appointment private. And ideally this will happen through Microsoft Teams before anything else.