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Hi Mia –
It’s difficult to say what exactly might be wrong in your set-up. I would say just double-check all the pieces. Given that the filters for each view seems to be showing up on the left, the first thing I’d look at is that each appointment is flagged with a category. Next, that the [...]
Thank you so much for your very helpful and informative blog! I am having difficulties getting this to work. I followed all your steps exactly as written and essentially, it’s working except for the color-coding in the calendar itself. I successfully have views for each category. The buttons on the left are there, and color-coded, [...]
Ah, I missed the part where they are on 2013. Yes, Group Scheduling is gone, and I never knew anyone who was happy with it anyway. I was even hesitant to mention it, but in the interest of full disclosure …
Glad the Gantt worked for you.
Thanks for the detailed reply! I set up a Gantt view (your option #3), and the resources are much more manageable.
I’m using a home-grown solution with a metadata field lookup to a resource type, as the client is using SharePoint 2013, and Microsoft has decided to remove group scheduling (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607742.aspx).
It is interesting [...]
I think a lot depends on whether or not it’s important to see EVERYTHING all together on one calendar, and whether or not a calendar grid is important. The truth is that having 100 “accounts” (whether it’s resources or people) on a single calendar grid is a usability issue, whether you are talking about SharePoint [...]
I’ve tried setting up each room with a separate calendar and using overlays, and also setting up a resource list with each room there and then using a lookup column in a calendar to select a room. Both ways work OK, only with a total of over 100 resources (rooms, meeting rooms, AV equipment, etc.), [...]