Microsoft Bookings launches globally with new Android and iOS apps in tow

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Microsoft Bookings launches globally with new Android and iOS apps in tow

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Microsoft Bookings for iOS

Above: Microsoft Bookings for iOS

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9 months after first introducing the service to North America, Microsoft has announced that its Bookings app is to start out out rolling out to Office 365 Enterprise Premium subscribers globally.

Microsoft Bookings App

Above: Microsoft Bookings App

Microsoft Bookings is a web-based Office 365 app that firms can use to deal with appointments made by their prospects, and is designed to make it less complicated to hint purchasers, create new appointments, assign staff to specific appointments, prepare reminder emails, and additional. On the time of the distinctive launch, Microsoft acknowledged that mobile apps would observe in the end. That future is now proper right here with apps on the market for iOS and Android. The apps permit clients to book and study appointments, along with contact prospects and get directions to conferences, instantly from their smartphone.

Beneath Satya Nadella’s guidance, Microsoft has been pushing to reinvent itself as a cloud- and mobile-focused productivity and platform company, and developing new apps and firms harking back to Bookings matches squarely into that recreation plan. It moreover offers firms one more reason to remain all through the Office 365 ecosystem of firms — the stickier a platform is, the extra sturdy it is for firms to go away.

Thus far, Bookings has solely been on the market throughout the U.S. and Canada, nevertheless it certainly was solely a matter of time sooner than it was dropped at a world client base. The company hasn’t given a precise launch schedule for Bookings internationally, nevertheless it certainly does say that it’s “beginning to” roll it out as of now.

In additional to the model new mobile apps and world availability, Bookings has moreover gained lots of new choices, along with the pliability in order so as to add your Office 365 calendar to the Bookings app, a significantly stunning omission from the preliminary launch; clients can also now add some “buffer time” for sooner than and after appointments to allow time to prepare, journey, and so forth.