Microsoft Bookings Date availability not respecting earliest start date

James Rice 1 Reputation point
2022-11-08T21:28:01.497+00:00

Referred here from this ticket: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/ms-bookings-start-date-set-but-allowing-customers/0d45fa65-f911-4467-b236-9703d09691d4?messageId=78a8b4d0-7d26-459f-883e-6d45ed0845c4

MS Bookings - Start Date Set but allowing customers to schedule prior to designated date range.
We have an upcoming project that starts 11/28 and I have set this in both our Services >Availability options:258485-image.png

Image as well as the "Booking Page>Default Scheduling Policy". 258492-image.pngDespite these settings, customers are able to book as early as this afternoon (See below).

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  1. Dillon Silzer 54,291 Reputation points
    2022-11-08T21:51:19.137+00:00

    Hi @James Rice

    MS Bookings is not supported on this forum. Please post this on https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-bookings/bd-p/MicrosoftBookings and someone will assist.

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  2. James Rice 1 Reputation point
    2022-11-08T22:35:45.487+00:00

    I don't have access to that site and can't post there. Can I contact someone to assist please? I don't want to be bounced around without any assistance. Thank you.

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  3. Lindsay M 0 Reputation points
    2023-11-28T17:09:48.59+00:00

    James, I searched google with your subject line and found a solution that worked.

    To restrict the dates for a service in Microsoft Bookings, you need to<sup>1234</sup>:

    1. Go to https://outlook.office.com/bookings/services and edit the service that you want to restrict the dates.
    2. Under "Availability options" => Availability, mark "General availability" as "Not bookable".
    3. Click on "Set different availability for a date range" to configure the time you want the service to be bookable.
    4. If you only want this booking to be active within a certain period, set availability between two dates with option "Bookable when staff are free".

    Alternatively, you can create an "Offer" Bookings page<sup>5</sup>.

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