Enable Office 365 Bookings For Enterprise E3 and E5 Plans

Want to trial Office 365 Bookings in your E3 and E5 plan? Who wouldn’t its brilliant! Unfortunately there’s still no official news on when Bookings will be made available to Enterprise plans but it is coming. If you don’t already know its a great way for business to allow customers to book entries into different calendars. For example a hair dressers can allow customers to book in a 30 minute cut and blow dry. An MOT centre can allow customers to book in a hours MOT. Use it to allow customers to book services or meetings when its convenient to them. You don’t have to get involved because the calendar tracks what slots are available.

Post a link on your website or include the link to the booking system in an email. Its a really easy to use good looking booking system so give it a try.

Get a head start and use this simple trick to get access to Office 365 bookings now.

First lets log in as a global administrator and enable first release for all users in our tenant. This will ensure it’s features are made available to all accounts and you can try out all of the features with your colleagues.

Enable First Release

Login as a global administrator and go into the Admin centre

Click on Settings then Organization profile from the left hand menu and ensure the Release track is set to First release for everyone and enabled for all users. If its not then Click edit to set the required settings.

Next enter this URL into your browser and bookmark it for easy access.


This will allow you to access the hidden bookings feature until Microsoft officially release it to the Enterprise plans.

Click on Get it now to get access and start the basic configuration.

Enter your business name and select the business type from the list then click Continue.

There you go, Microsoft Office 365 Bookings all ready to be configured!


Bookings is a great feature available to the Small business plans now but enterprise plan users still want to use this feature. Its coming soon but this little trick allows you to try it now.


Author: Ian@SlashAdmin

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