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  1. Go to http://portal.office.com/ and click on the 'Bookings' app. If the Bookings app does not appear on the homepage, click All apps > Bookings





  2. On the top banner, click the 'Get it now' button.



  3. In the setup pop-up window, enter your calendar name and business type in the respective fields. Click the 'To Bookings' button. Your calendar will be created and you will be redirected to the Bookings homepage. 

    1. When creating a new Bookings calendar, select a descriptive calendar name (e.g. Visitors Centre - University of Waterloo). This will allow for you to easily search for your calendar in the Global Address List.

      If you go to https://outlook.office.com/bookings/homepage and it takes you to the wrong site or no site at all you need to know the correct URL to access it. For example if it takes you to the URL https://outlook.office365.com/bookings/calendar?calendar=SiteName@uofwaterloo.onmicrosoft.com, replace your SiteName. For the example of Visitors Centre, the URL to use would be

      https://outlook.office365.com/bookings/calendar?calendar=VisitorsCentre@uofwaterloo.onmicrosoft.com

  4. Configure and customize the necessary settings for your calendar: 

    1. Add your business information

    2. Set your scheduling policies

    3. Define your service offerings

    4. Create your staff list

    5. Set employee working hours

    6. Schedule business closures, time off, and vacation time 

    7. Publish your booking page

    8. Create and staff your bookings

  5. Once your calendar has been set up, go to the Booking Page tab and click 'Save and publish'.



  6. Your Booking page status will now be updated to be Published. Click 'Copy' to copy the calendar link. Share the calendar link with your customers so that they can start booking! You can click the 'Open published page' button to preview your Booking page. 

    1. Learn more about how to book an appointment in Microsoft Bookings.

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