The Teams Scheduling Assistant doesn't appear to have all the same functionality as the Outlook Scheduling Assistant. Support for rooms, ability to suggest times/dates that work for all invitees, etc. While, the addition of the Schduling Assistant is good, would love to see it start to be on par with the functionality in Outlook. Posted on behalf of my customer
Matthew Sutton commented
Teams needs to support room availability the same as Outlook. The biggest complaint about Teams is having to jump between Teams and Outlook. Users see it as having to use two applications as opposed to just using one. They are correct in that aspect.
Sheerie Gray commented
It would be great if you had the capability to allocate an organiser of the meeting as someone other than yourself especially if you are making an appointment on behalf of another user.
I found that the scheduling assistant showed when potential attendees had meetings but you couldn't see any details on the meetings like you can in Outlook. This would make this feature more likely to be used as at the moment it is difficult scheduling appointments for multiple users when you can't see the meetings they have got to see if they are able to be booked over or not. :)
I don't know if this is a missing feature or a bug.
I went through the trouble of using Exchange Online PowerShell to create a room list and associate rooms (resources) to that room list. This allowed me to select a physical, and reservable, room to the Teams meeting. All good so far.
However, I noticed that Scheduling Assistant doesn't seem to work very well for my rooms. Outlook is already capable of reading the room's (resource's) availability in order for any user to book a time with that resource that is available. However, it appears Teams is having difficulty reading the resource's calendar. If I tell my organization that they can create meetings in physical locations just like they can in Outlook, they will surely double book a room without knowing it.
Basically, just need Teams to be able to read a resource's calendar just like it already can for user's calendars. Scheduling assistant doesn't help much without this functionality.