Cheers for this! I went and had a look again – found this YT video to be quite a good guide – and remembered what put me off of using it last time.
Whilst we’re all in on Outlook – and Bookings would then be free and matches virtually everything on offer that Calendly has, two features are still missing, as far as I can tell?
1.) Calendly’s shortened booking URL;
2.) Calendly’s “offline” integration with Outlook.
I.r.o. of 1.), my booking URL is www.calendly.com/MyName – which is very easy to remember, and I’m fairly certain means that people can find me easier, without having to go and look-up my booking details somewhere. The Booking’s appointment URL, whilst also being readily available to being copied/inserted into my email signature/webpage etc., is still not something anyone will remember, which will force a lookup, if they don’t already have it.
That said – not really sure how important this is – since most probably need to lookup in any event, but still…
I.r.o. 2.), Calendly has a very useful Outlook “add-in”, which sees me being able to add a series of meeting times into the email message directly, as clickable links. This is particularly useful when I am emailing the person I want to meet with first, as opposed to them initiating the meeting.
Bizarrely, MS doesn’t appear to have a Bookings add-in available – which means that much of this functionality (if even possible), would have to be managed from the browser side, which I would prefer not to have to do. Simply put, I live inside Outlook the app, not Outlook the browser – so this is quite a hindrance to me.
So… so close, but not quite… Have popped this up as a feature request. Hopefully MS comes to the party!
Regardless, thanks again!