Published on April 28, 2023 by Brian Dvorak

Scheduling meeting time with a group of people can be a daunting task. Some have the luxury of leaning on an assistant to do this, as it can take a series of emails and phone calls just to find the best time to meet. I have often used a tool called Doodle to find times to meet with larger groups, because it allows the meeting attendees to view a list of potential dates and times, and select multiple times that would work for them. Once everyone votes, the scheduler can then see which date/time will work best for all. This is a great tool, but it takes time to set up each poll.

This is why I am excited to share the new Scheduling Poll tool embedded right inside Microsoft Outlook. That’s right, you can now quickly setup a meeting time poll in seconds. Once you click New Meeting in the Outlook Calendar, you will find “New Scheduling Poll” in the ribbon at the top, as shown below.

After clicking New Scheduling Poll, the wizard will step you though the process. But hey, if your like me, you probably would love to watch a quick tutorial on how to best use this polling tool. So, I found a great video created by Microsoft’s own Mike Tholfsen. Check it out below…

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