Microsoft wants to make it easier to FindTime for meetings with new Outlook add-in

Microsoft has launched a new add-in for Outlook, designed to make it easier to schedule meetings with colleagues in your organization.

The idea behind FindTime is simple - you propose possible times to meet, send them to everyone you'd like to see at the meeting, and then everyone votes for the best time that works for them until a consensus is reached. Once a suitable time has been found, FindTime sends everyone a final auto-generated invite to ensure that all attendees know when to actually show up.

The person organizing the meeting must have an Office 365 account, but there is no such requirement for attendees - all they need is an email address.

If you have an Office 365 account, you can add FindTime functionality to Outlook 2013, Outlook 2016 or Outlook on the Web. You can find more details on how to install and use the add-in via the FindTime site.

The new add-in was developed by Microsoft's experimental Garage team. In recent weeks, they've also launched Twist, a photo-messaging app for iOS; Parchi, a 'lightweight' note-taking app for Android; and Social Share, an add-in for PowerPoint that, as you probably guessed, is designed to make it easier to share PowerPoint content on social media.

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