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Get access to Microsoft Bookings

This topic explains how to get Microsoft Bookings free add-on, and then assign licenses to your users.

Get the free Microsoft Bookings add-on for Enterprise subscriptions

For Office 365 for Business, Office 365 Enterprise E3 and E5 subscriptions, the Microsoft Bookings app offered through the Business Apps (free) add-on is off by default. Follow these steps to get licenses and assign to your users.

Important: These steps only apply to Office 365 subscriptions that are purchased directly by customers.

  1. Sign in to Office 365 admin center. You must be a global admin. Where to sign in to Office 365 for business.

  2. In the admin center, go to Billing > Purchase services.

  3. On the Purchase services page, select press CTRL + F on your keyboard to open your browser's Find function, and then search for Business Apps (free).

  4. When you find the Business Apps (free) card, hover your mouse or click anywhere on the card to display the Buy now button, and then click Buy now. (Don't worry, this add-on really is free.)

  5. Use the + (plus) and - (minus) icons to select the number of licenses you'll need, and then select Check out now.

  6. On the Checkout page, review your order and then click Next.

  7. Select Invoice from the Payment method if you don't want to provide your credit card information at this time. You will get email notifications reminding you that your subscription will renew and it will look like a billing statement, but you will owe $0.00.

  8. Select Place order.

  9. On the You're all set page, you have the option of assigning the license to your users or going to the Admin center home page.

  10. Follow the instructions in Assign licenses to users in Office 365 for business. The instructions will let you add the license to just one user or multiple users.

Follow the steps in the Set up Microsoft Bookings topic for next steps.

Get the free Bookings add-on for Microsoft Enterprise Agreement or volume licensing subscriptions

If you purchased Office 365 Enterprise E3 and E5 through a Microsoft Enterprise agreement or through volume licensing, you have to get the Microsoft Bookings add-on through the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC). Once you get the free add-on, you you can assign licenses to users in your organization. Work with your channel partner or reseller to place a zero dollar purchase order for the add-on. Once you've purchased the add-on in Volume Licensing Service Center, follow these steps to get licenses and assign to your users in the Office 365 admin center.

Check out the following topics for info on VLSC:

Get the free Bookings add-on

  1. Sign in to Office 365 admin center. You must be a global admin. Where to sign in to Office 365 for business.

  2. In the admin center, go to Billing > Purchase services.

  3. On the Purchase services page, select press CTRL + F on your keyboard to open your browser's Find function, and then search for Business Apps (free).

  4. When you find the Business Apps (free) card, hover your mouse or click anywhere on the card to display the Buy now button, and then click Buy now. (Don't worry, this add-on really is free.)

  5. Use the + (plus) and - (minus) icons to select the number of licenses you'll need, and then select Check out now.

  6. On the Checkout page, review your order and then click Next.

  7. Select Invoice from the Payment method if you don't want to provide your credit card information at this time. You will get email notifications reminding you that your subscription will renew and it will look like a billing statement, but you will owe $0.00.

  8. Select Place order.

  9. On the You're all set page, you have the option of assigning the license to your users or going to the Admin center home page.

  10. Follow the instructions in Assign licenses to users in Office 365 for business. The instructions will let you add the license to just one user or multiple users.

Follow the steps in the Set up Microsoft Bookings topic for next steps.

Get the free Business Apps (free) add-on for cloud solution provider (CSP) subscriptions

If you purchased Office 365 Enterprise E3 and E5, through a cloud solution provider, you'll have to work with your partner to get access to Microsoft Bookings.

Get the free Bookings add-on for Enterprise subscriptions for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet (China)

Microsoft Bookings is now available to Office 365 Enterprise E3 and E5 subscriptions where Office 365 is operated by 21Vianet (China). Follow these steps to access Bookings for your organization.

  1. Sign in to admin center for Office 365 operated by 21Vianet (China). You must be a global admin.

  2. In the admin center, go to Billing > Purchase services.

  3. On the Purchase services page, select press CTRL + F on your keyboard to open your browser's Find function, and then search for Business Apps (free).

  4. When you find the Business Apps (free) card, hover your mouse or click anywhere on the card to display the Buy now button, and then click Buy now. (Don't worry, this add-on really is free.)

  5. Use the + (plus) and - (minus) icons to select the number of licenses you'll need, and then select Check out now.

  6. On the Checkout page, review your order and then click Next.

  7. Select Invoice from the Payment method if you don't want to provide your credit card information at this time. You will get email notifications reminding you that your subscription will renew and it will look like a billing statement, but you will owe $0.00.

  8. Select Place order.

  9. On the You're all set page, you have the option of assigning the license to your users or going to the Admin center home page.

  10. Follow the instructions in Assign licenses to users in Office 365 for business. The instructions will let you add the license to just one user or multiple users.

Follow the steps in the Set up Microsoft Bookings topic for next steps.

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