iOFFICE is bringing the intuitive reservation interface available in the Hummingbird app directly to your Outlook Calendar. Using a new Hummingbird plugin for Outlook, employees can now access the same reservation booking interface available in the Hummingbird app in Outlook, providing employees with a consistent and intuitive employee experience when reserving spaces.
This new plugin displays in the command bar ribbon at the top of the screen when adding a new event to your calendar. For example, if you want to reserve a workstation using your Outlook Calendar, you first access your calendar and click the New button. The Details screen displays. On this screen, enter the date and time you need the space, and then click the Hummingbird icon in the command bar ribbon. The Hummingbird plugin displays with the entered date and time for the reservation. Using the plugin, you can locate a room by filtering for type and capacity, selecting a building and floor, or using the Search field.
Once a room is located, you simply click on the room to add the room to your calendar event. When you click the Save button, the event is added to your calendar and the room is booked in the Hummingbird app, saving time and eliminating the need to track your schedule in separate applications.
Note: Rooms must be defined as resources to be available in the Hummingbird plugin. Click here for information on defining integration with Exchange.
The new Hummingbird plugin can be easily implemented enterprise-wide and will be available in the coming weeks. This new plugin is yet another example of how iOFFICE can provide employees with efficient planning tools that integrate seamlessly with their existing processes. If you have any questions or would like to participate in the beta program for this feature, please call 713-526-1029 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.