Meetings are a crucial part of most businesses and Outlook is a common software used to organize them. You’ve probably attended more than you’d like to admit, but this time you’re the one organizing it. You’ve created meeting invites before, but have never had to reserve a conference room. Don’t stress too much because below is a short tutorial on how to book a conference room in Outlook.
How to book a conference room in Outlook 2013 / 2016
Step 1: Open Outlook and click the
Calendar tab at the lower left
Step 2: Click the
New Meeting or
New Appointment button
Step 3: Add your meeting participants by typing their name in the
To... field or by clicking the
Step 4: click the
Rooms... button to the right of the
Step 5: Double click one of the rooms in the list and click
Step 6: Click the
Scheduling Assistant button under the
Step 6: Use the scroll bar at the bottom of the Scheduling Assistant window to view which times are available
You can also schedule your meeting by using the Scheduling Assistant window. Use the available buttons to add recipients and send the meeting. We just think it’s easier to switch back to the Appointment view.
Step 7: Click the
Appointment button to leave the Scheduling Assistant
Step 8: Add your subject, description, and times as you would for any meeting invite and click
You should receive a notification email informing you that the room has been booked. Some organizations have setup their systems to automatically process room requests so you may get a notification right away. Some rooms may be setup to require owner approval and might take a while longer.