Users can currently filter by floor in the Advanced Room Finder when browsing for rooms. This UI is currently populated by the rooms’ “floor” attributes. With the new update, users will see the “floorLabel” instead of the “floor” when the “floorLabel” attribute is populated. In addition, the floor filter will only show the floors that have rooms or workspaces. Floors that do not have rooms or workspaces will not be listed in the floor filter dropdown.
When this will happen
Standard Release: We will begin rolling out mid-September and expect to complete rollout by mid-October.
How this will affect your organization
When the “floorLabel” attribute is populated, users will see the floor label instead of the floor number in the floor filter. As a result, the floor filter can show strings such as “G”, “B”, “B1”, or “Mezz”. The order of the floor labels will still be sorted by the floor number from the least to the greatest.
This helps address a few issues customers have been experiencing.
- The ground floor can be either floor 0 or floor 1 depending on the building or region.
- Underground floors can be “B”, “B1”, “B2” instead of “-1”, “-1”, or “-2”.
- Non-numeric floors can be “Plaza”, “Mezz”, “M2”, etc.
As a part of this update, the floor filter will only show floors that have rooms or workspaces. Floors without rooms or workspaces and non-existing floors will no longer show up in the floor filter.
Note: the attribute is called “floor” in the set-Place cmdlet and “floorNumber” in the Places API Room resource type.
What you need to do to prepare
For many customers, admins will not have to do anything to prepare. If the “floorLabel” attribute is not populated, Room Finder will automatically convert the “floor” attribute to a string and show the floor number in the floor filter.
For customers, who have a need to customize the “floorLabel”, Microsoft recommend setting the “floor” and the “floorLabel” for each room and workspace using the set-Place cmdlet.
Microsoft recommends customers populate the floor attribute for all rooms and workspaces.
- Configure rooms and workspaces for Room Finder in Outlook
- Use the Scheduling Assistant and Room Finder for meetings in Outlook
Message ID: MC423708
Published: 01 September 2022
Updated: 01 September 2022
Platform: Online, World tenant