book resources by making appointments in the Outlook Calendar
In 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. FAQ.
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 possible.
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 FAQ
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 a tram!
Calendar Browser may be used with all Outlook calendars ??? also personal calendars. Therefore you may share personal calendars in Calendar Browser. FAQ
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.