Booking Room and Equipment mailboxes

Room and equipment mailboxes

If you have a conference room, company car, or equipment that everyone needs to use, then you need to come up with a way to make those resources reservable to everyone. The best way to do that is to create a room or equipment mailbox in Office 365 for each resource. You might create one for your first floor conference room, media equipment, or a moving truck.

Once you create a room or equipment mailbox, everyone in the company can reserve it for meetings or events using Outlook. Learn how to use it and how to set it up on the next two tabs. Here are some other common questions about room and equipment mailboxes.

Use room and equipment mailboxes

To use room or equipment mailboxes, open Outlook from your computer or sign in to Outlook on the web. Schedule a new meeting and add the room or equipment to the meeting like you would when inviting other employees or customers. You've now reserved it.

  1. Open Outlook on your computer.

  2. On the Home tab, choose New Items > Meeting.
    To schedule a meeting, on the Home tab, in the New group, choose New Items, and then Meeting.
    Or, from your Calendar, just choose New Meeting.

  3. In the To field, type the name of the conference room or equipment you want to reserve, in addition to any attendees you'd like to invite.
    Or, click To then double-click the conference room or equipment from the list. Then click OK. Alternatively, there is a 'Rooms' button to the right of the location text box that can be utilized. 

  4. Reserve room mailbox in Outlook

  5. In the Subject line, type the purpose of the reservation or meeting.

  6. Change the Location value or leave as is.

  7. Change the Start time and End time. Or, choose All day event. To make the meeting or reservation repeat, choose Recurrence at the top.
    Reserve meeting time

  8. Type a message describing the purpose and attach any files if needed.

  9. To allow others to join online or call in to the meeting, click Skype Meeting.

  10. To make sure the room, equipment, and people you've invited are available, click Scheduling Assistant at the top. Then select an available time in the calendar.
    Check if room equipment available
    TIP: In the scheduling calendar, blue means the room or equipment is reserved, or busy. Select the white, or free, area on the calendar.

  11. When finished, choose Send.


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