Calendar Resource Booking:
The group calendar feature in SharePoint 2010 enables you to reserve resources, such as conference rooms and audio-visual equipment. For example, you can know the availability and reserve a conference room when you are schedule a meeting.
You can also reserve just a resource, such as teleconferencing equipment, here are details structures
Unfortunately this feature not exist any more in SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 SharePoint online, Microsoft officially explained these restrictions click here for more details.
Features that required to make resource booking are:
- Resource list
- Contain all equipment’s and reservation requirements like: (Meeting Rooms, projectors, PC’s, AV equipment …ext )
- Check Double Booking
- To prevent any booking duplication
You may notes that those columns already exist on SharePoint calendar by default but it is not working because of Group Work List Feature not available any more on SharePoint latest visions
Apply for SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 SharePoint Online.
long workaround solutions
- You can built new workflows to Double check the reservation each time new items added
- By adding java script code
- Enable the Feature manually
- You can navigate to the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\15\TEMPLATE\1033\XML, open WEBTEMP.XML find an element with ‘Group Work Site’ title attribute and change its Hidden attribute from FALSE to TRUE, then navigate to site feature to activate it.
- Download sandbox solution
Step By Step:
- Download the solution from hear
- Upload (calendarwithresources.wsp)file to your SharePoint Site “Solutions” library from site setting under “Web Designer Gallery” section
- Activate the solution
- Then navigate to the site that you want to enable the calendar reservation feature then go to site setting –> manage site features –> and activate “Calendar With Resources ” feature
Great, now you have Group Calendar with an ability to book resources and schedule meetings with resource duplicating check
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