Trong ngày hôm nay Yêu cầu Admin, I’ll show you how to create additional calendars for people and resources with structured resource data.
One of the few areas where Google G Suite can be more flexible over Office 365 is its calendar application. Đầu năm nay, I looked at G Suite Calendar appointment slots, which allows users to ‘open’ available times on a calendar that anyone can book. While G Suite slots are similar to Office 365 meeting rooms, they work differently.
If you’ve never used G Suite before, as you navigate features in Calendar, you get the impression that it has been designed with the education sector in mind. On October 17th, Google made changes to how Calendar resources work, which can now include structured resource data. Creating calendar resources differs significantly from Office 365, so some of the concepts in this article might be new for you. Let’s start by creating a new calendar resource.
Add a Calendar Resource
Before you can complete the instructions below, you’ll need a Google G Suite subscription. If you don’t already have a subscription, bạn có thể đăng ký cho một thử nghiệm miễn phí Ở đây.
- Open the G Suite admin console Ở đây (admin.google.com).
- Bấm vào các Ứng dụng biểu tượng.
- Nhấp vào G mật.
- Under Services, nhấp vào Lịch.
- On the Calendar page, nhấp vào Tài nguyên.
Add a Calendar Resource in Google G Suite (Image Credit: Russell Smith)
Trên các Tài nguyên Trang, you’ll see two columns. Bên trái, you can add locations for resources. Hoặc buildings as Google refers to them. This is an optional step if you don’t want to create a room resource. In the right column, you can manually add resources or perform a bulk upload. Let’s manually add our first resource.
- Bấm vào các Thêm icon at the top right of the resources section.
- The only required field is Resource name. Fill out as many of the fields as needed, và sau đó nhấp vào ADD RESOURCE.
- The new resource will appear in the list.
When you added the resource, you will have noticed a lot of available fields. In addition to Resource Id, Resource name, and Description, new fields were added in the October update.
New Structured Data Fields for Calendar Resources in Google G Suite (Image Credit: Google)
This allows administrators to add more information about resources. When users hover over a room or resource in Calendar, the information entered in these fields is displayed with the aim of making it easier for users to select the required resource.
New Structured Data Fields for Calendar Resources in Google G Suite (Image Credit: Russell Smith)
Apart from the ability to add building information and other details for each resource, the way resources are displayed to users has changed. Rather than the long resource names that G Suite automatically generated for resources before, like LON-Room1-23-Bond-St, the information is now displayed in a more user-friendly manner. Ví dụ:, let’s change the above to Lon Room1 23 Bond St. It’s a small change but it makes the information more readable for non-techies. Resource names are now autogenerated. Google always recommended a naming convention for resources, mà bạn có thể tìm thấy Ở đây. To ensure consistency, resource names are now automatically generated like this for rooms:
Building name – floor – section – resource name ( capacity ) [ Audio and Video features ]
And like this for non-room resources:
( resource type ) Building name – floor – section – resource name ( capacity ) [ Audio and Video features ]
Văn phòng 365 vs G Suite Calendar
If there are two areas where G Suite might be a better fit for your organization, it is calendar resources and search. Where Office 365 treats rooms and equipment identically, as a resource mailbox, G Suite differentiates them in the user interface to help users and administrators work with them more easily.
Bài viết G Suite for Office 365 Admins: Calendar Structured Resource Data xuất hiện đầu tiên trên Petri.