09 October 2014

Calendar Browser for Outlook Updated

Calendar Browser logoThe Solution for resource booking in Outlook has been updated today. This is only a minor update, to correct problems with Cached Exchange Mode.

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the HelpDesk OSP update that made it possible to use our issue tracking add-on for Outlook and SharePoint in a shared mailbox with Cached Exchange Mode enabled. Now when we have a solution to the cached mode issues, we have also updated Calendar Browser.

Export to PDF
PDF export in Outlook In Calendar Browser each bookable resource has a calendar, and users reserv a resource by making an appointment in its calendar. Supplies may be added to the booking, and it is also possible to auto-book one resource with another.

When you use Calendar Browser in a reception or similar, where rooms, cars or other resources can be booked, you want to give a confirmation of the reservation.

PDF iconA PDF file is the best option if you want a proof of the booking, because the Calendar Browser specific terms in the appointment are removed when you export it to PDF. The file can be printed, sent by e-mail or uploaded to a place where it may be downloaded.

Unfortunately the Cached Exchange Mode created some issues here too, but today's update has solved them.

Multiple installations
Calendar Browser is installed in a server folder and in an Outlook shared mailbox or public folder. Several installations can be shown in the same Outlook, so you can easily group resources in various ways. That makes it easier for users to find just the resource they need.

A few organizations with multiple installations of Calendar Browser experienced a problem when they upgraded the solution. We always recommend Subscribers to take advantage of the free upgrades that are included in the subscription, but when we do that we must also make sure the upgrades are smooth. Therefore this issue has also been solved in the new version.

Upgrade Calendar Browser upgrade icon
If you have experienced problems with the Calendar Browser PDF export, we recommend you to upgrade your installation or installations.

Calendar Browser evaluation icon Does your organization need a resorce booking system that is efficient and easy to learn and use? If the answer is yes, I advise you to evaluate Calendar Browser. It is a mature product that has been on the market for 14 years, so it has many features and is highly customizable.

By Peter Kalmstrom
CEO and Systems Designer Business Solutions

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