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Hmm... not sure why this was merged as this speaks total different idea. My idea was to help organizer to find correct room based on the capacity. Is this the way of decreasing amount of ideas or did I explained my idea total wrong for you? :)
Also about the original idea, isn't that already fixed? At least on my outlook when I schedule meeting with online and physical, I can see both locations on the invitation.
If you schedule multi location meeting, then of course next innovation is to ask Microsoft to make Outlook to check the expected location of the participants from address part (ok, not for non corporate participants) and then match the room's capacity and expected participants.
What comes to online joiners and physically joiners, this we cannot affect when meeting is scheduled. But this is the case where either you know before how many they come physically and for that there is a custom field you could add "8 participants". Or you need to do the booking manually.
But basically, I feel that this would be nice help for organizer especially in organizations where you have multiple (tens) rooms.
No doubt, the comment came from Anonymous, if the participants could reply "Accepted Physically" or "Accepted Online", that would be also a great help. Especially if organizer expecting lot of people to join physically and has reserved large conference room and food, to just noticed that 27 of 30 joins online. That kind idea should be raised as well !
In the Exchange you can define capacity on your room mailbox by:
set-mailbox -ResourceCapacity 10 -identity Confroom123
Above command set capacity for the "ConfRoom123" to 10. How cool it would be if on Outlook you book the room for nine persons, and by default Outlook counts recipients, but you could also customize that and then it find the next available room for you automatically. But also so, that it will not show you a rooms where capacity is only six.
Isn't this something we should already have in 2018?
Quite often people are getting lost as they are not able to find the meeting room location. The street addresses are already there, but how cool it would be if you click the location and that brings a map for your physical building (the floors and corridors etc..).
And this could be a preparation for the moment when inhouse navigation would be possible (e.g. navigation based on the WiFi hotspots).
But at least at first, it brings the floor map and show where the room locate on the room. Map would be available for all devices which have access to the map resource.
And if this can be extended, then when you search the rooms the Outlook could prefer the closest rooms for you. Of course Outlook needs to know where you are, but that should not be the issue,
In this case Bing is cannot help you as regular buildings of corporates are not Bing enabled.