Microsoft today announced new improvements to its Bookings service on Office 365.
- The main highlight in the latest update for Bookings is the Office 365 integration: you can now connect your Office 365 calendar to Microsoft Bookings. What this essentially means is that Bookings will now look at your personal Office 365 calendar and prevent customers from booking an appointment when you are busy.
- Another new feature coming to Bookings is the new buffer-time feature. With this feature enabled, you can get some extra preparation time between appointments and Bookings won’t let customers book appointments during that period.
- Microsoft is introducing some new customization features for Bookings. Users can now customize the primary accent color for their Bookings pages so that it reflects their own brand better.
At the moment, Microsoft Bookings is only available for Office 365 users who subscribe to the Business Premium plan — but Microsoft says the company is planning on bringing the service to E3 and E5 customers in the “future.”