A new inline suggestion in Outlook is being released with Microsoft Viva Insights to support booking meeting preparation time. The book prep time suggestion will enable Viva Insights users to set time aside to review related documents, complete tasks or take on any other preparation steps before the meeting.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 109590
Users with a Viva Insights subscription will receive inline suggestions in Outlook to book meeting preparation time. Meeting invite recipients will receive the inline suggestions if the meeting is between 30 and 60 minutes long, it has fewer than 12 attendees, it is not recurring, and the user has time on their calendar for prep time.
When will this happen
We will begin rolling out in early January 2023 and expect to complete rollout by late January 2023.
How will this affect your organization
The new inline suggestion that will support booking meeting prep time will only be available to users with a Viva Insights subscription and will be automatically displayed in Outlook desktop and web when a user receives and reviews an invite for a meeting that has less than 12 attendees, is between 30-60 min, is not recurring, and the user has time on their calendar.
Upon clicking ‘Accept and book time’ in the suggestion, Viva Insights will accept the meeting on the user’s behalf and open the Outlook add-in, where the user will be presented the option to book 15 min, 30 min, or 1 hour either right before, one day before, or the last working day of the week before the meeting. Once the user chooses between these options, Viva Insights will look for an empty slot in the user’s calendar and book an appointment.
Users can also see additional information about their meeting within the Outlook add-in card, including people invited, acceptance rate, attachments, and related documents.
Note: Users without a Viva Insights subscription will not receive meeting prep time inline suggestions.
What do you need to do to prepare
Review and assess impact for your organization. Consider updating documentation as appropriate.
To configure access to Viva Insights Outlook add-in and inline suggestions at a tenant level: Personal insights configuration for Microsoft 365 administrators | Microsoft Docs
Message ID: MC489163
Product(s): Outlook, Microsoft Viva
Cloud instance(s): Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)
Platform(s): Desktop, Web