Microsoft 365 Updates
This blog post is regularly updated with announcements from Microsoft regarding updates, features and rollouts in the Microsoft 365 suite of products. Bookmark this post so you can stay up to date with the latest news, without all the jargon!
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Outlook Bookings Personal Page
11 May 2022 | Bookings, Outlook
Bookings in Outlook is coming to help you reduce the back and forth in scheduling, while helping you to maintain control of your calendar! Users of Business Basic, Business Standard and Business Premium will have access to Bookings in Outlook by default when the general rollout is completed (expected to be late June 2022).
Bookings in Outlook is coming to help you reduce the back and forth in scheduling, while helping you maintain control of your calendar. You'll be able to create custom meeting types to share with others so they can easily find a time to schedule a 1:1 meeting with you according to your availability and preferences. When someone schedules a meeting with you using your personal booking page, you will both receive an email confirmation.
Attendees can update or cancel scheduled meetings with you directly from your personal bookings page. While Microsoft Bookings is designed for group and team scheduling, Bookings in Outlook is meant only for the owner of the mailbox and is based only on their preferences and availability.
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What you need to do to prepare
Bookings in Outlook will be enabled by default for users that meet the licensing requirements. To disable access to creating a personal booking page for your organization or select users, follow these instructions.Additional Information
Office 2013 - End of Support Notice
14 April 2022 | Office 2013
If you (or any of your clients) are running Microsoft 2013, Extended Support will cease on April 11, 2023.
Client versions of Office that are currently supported for connecting to Microsoft 365 (and Office 365) services:
Microsoft 365 Apps
Office LTSC 2021
What does this mean for me?
You can read the full announcement from Microsoft here.
About the Author
Marianne is your long-lunch loving Microsoft 365 Online Business Manager (OBM). Based in Hervey Bay, QLD, with her husband and their two dogs (Eli and Skye), Marianne loves working with women in business who want to work smarter using the tools available to them in their Microsoft 365 subscription. Through education and training, she works with them at achieve their business objectives in a way that is practical and sensible, so they can continue to grow and evolve their business using the skills they have learned.
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