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.
Syed Akbar commented
Unless I have misunderstood the OP's request, this feature is now available.
Please find below a link to an article about it posted on the Microsoft Tech Community by @Jessica_Wilczek: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-bookings-blog/microsoft-bookings-now-supports-online-meetings-and-group/ba-p/1214120
As noted, if the 'Add online meeting' toggle is turned on on the specific service where you would like it to be included and your organization has a Skype or Teams license, each booking that is made will automatically have a Skype or Teams meeting (depending on the organization settings: Skype for Business only vs Teams only vs Islands mode) link added to it. Staff members must have online meeting capabilities as a part of their Office 365 license to schedule online meetings.
Additionally, from the Booking Page, under Email notifications, if you check 'Send a meeting invite to the customer, in addition to the confirmation email.' it sends them an Outlook calendar invitation thus automatically showing up as an event on their Outlook calendar with the meeting details in the body and an ICS file that they can use to add the event to their calendar in case it is a 3rd party calendar where they would like to add the event.
This is such a huge flaw in Bookings right now, especially with everyone WFH, I can't believe it's not being addressed as a priority.
Hardy Hyldgaard commented
If this feature is developed I will have to proceed with Calendly and Zoom which isn’t my preferred option but it ready to go
The e-mail invite has the booking info but if you also select to send calendar invite it does not have all the same info as the e-mail invite. The calendar invite however does have integrated teams button, but this then exclude the dial in number and all relevant information. Most people also dont know this function and will be looking for hyperlinks. Can this please be one standard invite between the two (Mail and calendar). Also all the hyperlinks are terrible in the mail version, they are note like the normal invite links
David Bell commented
This is available folks - I just used it on my setup! Your staff member needs to have a license to Skype or Teams I think.
This is absolutely critical to have in my decision whether to utilize Office365 in the future.
It would be useful to have the meeting already loaded in Teams and I could just click "Join" to hold the meeting.
It would also be helpful to have the meeting show up in Outlook (which I think would happen automatically if it is in my Teams calendar).
As an allied health professional using Telehealth in Australia I URGENTLY I need to be able to book my clients in private TEAMS meetings. They currently book themselves in to sessions using BOOKINGS. Is there any thoughts on when this might happen?
We need this today with all our classes moving online. Faculty need a fast and easy way for students to schedule TEAMS calls with them for one-on-one help.
Dan MacDonald commented
hi there, this would be HUGE and now is the time it needed most!! please, this is a crazy important update, i want to move everyone in our company off the other software booking platforms like calendly and zoom over to Microsoft, but i need this update to make it happen.
Anna Törnlind commented
AND make it as a tab in Teams so people can book trough a team without generating an email to everyone in the team.
Audio conference details are not on appointment reminder! This is important for mobile people, phone only appointments, and people with internet issues or computer audio issues.
Tracy Franz commented
The Teams Link has been added to the confirmation email but not the appointment the user receives. When is this going to be fixed!
Sarah Holland commented
Is it possible to have this show up to use Skype instead of Teams?
Kieran Hudson commented
This feature is now working. Thanks Microsoft!
Katharine Janisch commented
This should have been released by now. It's a deal breaker for using bookings. My clients book a session online and then I have to send them a new meeting invitation with the Team link. So unprefossional unprofessional.
Katherine Bunschoten commented
This is a natural requirement! We NEED this!
Witz, Merina R. DPI commented
I currently see the online meeting toggle on my service page! I think it's working!
Shashank Vinchu commented
Need this feature!