Get a first look at the admin controls for Microsoft Bookings

In the coming months, we are rolling out administrative controls to the Office 365 admin center that will let you choose whether Microsoft Bookings for your organization to use. We are also adding user-level controls so you can choose to allow or deny individual users in our organization access to Bookings.

Warning: Bookings is turned on by default for customers who have the Office 365 Business Premium, or Office 365 Education A3 and A5 subscriptions. Bookings is also available to customers who have Office 365 Enterprise E3 and E5, but it is turned off by default. To turn it on, see Get access to the Office 365 Business apps for Enterprise subscriptions.

Turn Bookings off for your entire organization

For Office 365 Business Premium, Bookings is already turned on. All you have to do is create and publish your first booking calendar. To turn it off, go to Office 365 Admin center > Settings > Services & add-ins > Bookings.

Screen capture: Showing the Bookings admin control from the Services & Add-ins page

Turn Bookings off for individual users

For Office 365 Business Premium organizations, Bookings is already turned on for all users. This means that everyone in your organization can create, publish, and manage a Booking calendar.

To turn it off for a user, go to Office 365 Admin center > Users > select a user > Product licenses > expand the Office 365 Business Premium license > and then turn the toggle On or Off.

Screen capture showing the Microsoft Bookings setting to be turned off in in the user's product licenses.

Frequently asked questions

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I'm not a small business and I don't sell services this way. Why would I want to use it?

Do you meet with customers? Does your support department have to contact customers? This let's your customers have flexibility in creating meeting times with you so you don't have to play phone tag.

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