Resource booking system in SharePoint
A SharePoint tutorial by Peter Kalmstrom
In this tutorial Peter Kalmstrom, CEO of kalmstrom.com Business
Solutions and Microsoft certified SharePoint specialist
and trainer, explains how to build a simple resource booking
system in SharePoint.
For more advanced resource booking in SharePoint, use the
Calendar Browser for SharePoint. Bookings overview,
supplies booking, double booking protection, search, resource
descriptions and many more features.
Peter is using the Office 365 version of SharePoint 2013
for this demonstration.
example company has five bookable rooms, and the staff can
order some extra services with each room. To make this happen,
Peter does this:
- He creates a custom list app for the services.
- He creates five calendar list apps for the rooms.
Each room list has a lookup field where the extras can
- Finally Peter creates an overlay view that shows
all the five calendar lists and adds it to the Quick
Launch. This way staff can easily find the resources
and make their bookings.
As all calendars are displayed in the same view, you
can quickly see what resources have already been booked
at the time you need it.
Watch the video