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SharePoint Resource Booking System

A SharePoint Online Exercise by Peter Kalmstrom

SharePoint iconIn 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.

Peter's example company has five bookable rooms, and the staff can order some extra services with each room. To make this happen, Peter performs the following steps:
  1. Create a Services list app.
  2. SharePoint Online calendar app icon Create a calendar app.
  3. Create a,Services??? column in the new calendar. This column is of the lookup type, and it fetches items from the "Services" list.
  4. Save the calendar as a template.
  5. Use the template to create the rest of the resources calendars.
  6. Add all calendars to an Overlay view.
As all calendars are displayed in the same view, users can quickly have an overview over what resources have been booked and find free time slots for resources they need.

Calendar Browser for SharePoint iconFor more advanced resource booking in SharePoint, use the kalmstrom.com Solution Calendar Browser for SharePoint. Bookings overview, supplies booking, double booking protection, search, resource descriptions and many more features.

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