book resources by making appointments in the Outlook Calendar
Calendar Browser resources are stored in public folder or direct booking
mailbox calendars, and users book them via their own Outlook calendars.
Each resource has its own calendar, and to book a resource you simply make
an appointment in the calendar of that resource. Let all employees search
among the resources and book what they need, or let a reception or booking
service use Calendar Browser. Or have a combination of both!
Calendar Browser is fully integrated in the Outlook calendar.
Additional services – like catering services, conference material or
IT equipment – can be ordered with each booking. You may also tie each booked
resource to a project (or a person, unit, customer etc.).
Make new bookings, change existing booking intervals and use part of the Overview
via OWA ‒ but only users with the Outlook calendar can book
extra services and see resource descriptions.
More Calendar Browser features
Edit, delete or create new resources with a few mouse clicks. Graphic
WYSIWYG .html editor for resource descriptions. URL descriptions also
Users search among free resources, see descriptions of
them and book directly ‒ all inside the Outlook calendar.
Group resource calendars in Outlook by making several installations
Business intelligence Export
bookings to an Access or SQL server database and let Calendar Browser
generate Excel-reports on resource usage. The database is open and
may also be used for other purposes.
The example data uses rooms, but Calendar Browser may be used
to book all kinds of resources : cars, people – or maybe
Calendar Browser may be used with all Outlook calendars ‒ also personal
calendars. Therefore you may share personal calendars in Calendar Browser.
Thanks to the possibility to group calendars, you don't have to mix resource
calendars and personal calendars if you use Calendar Browser for both
booking and calendar sharing.