The Quick Poll Add-In is also a good way to coordinate appointments. But I would contend that there is a more efficient Microsoft tool to manage this task that is also easy to integrate in Outlook – Microsoft FindTime.
Not only does this solution help to coordinate appointments, it also takes the planning off your hands. Once everyone has cast their votes for the preferred dates, an invitation is sent out directly, for instance in Microsoft Skype for Business. For more information about using FindTime, check out my blog article ‘8 Ways to Save Time - AI in the Workplace 365 AI & You’.
Add-ins like Quick Poll, FindTime and Translator for Outlook are valuable and useful tools for my daily work. I can use them directly in Outlook and am no longer reliant on third-party solutions in order to optimize tasks.
This is essentially why I prefer the best of suite approach to best of breed. If I am facing a new challenge or task that I want to optimize, the first thing I do is to check which added value I can obtain from a current solution, before trawling through the broad selection of third-party tools.
I hope that the new Add-In will help you to overcome your daily challenges more efficiently by creating polls directly in emails and by putting an end to the endless back and forth of messages.