This is the formal project to assess (IPP #2021-2213) and replace (IPP #2022-2604) the Web Appointment Scheduling Engine (WASE). Thank you to those who filled out the survey and/or spoke with us to help choose a replacement product.
When did WASE shut down?
The scheduled shutdown was July 22, 2022.
Why replace WASE?
WASE was a homegrown custom application that was 12+ years old. At the time it was written, WASE was unique in that it allowed you to create a calendar in which you indicated your available time. Since then, a number of other products are available which do the same thing. Instead of maintaining custom code, we are replacing WASE with a vendor product that has a dedicated team for product development.
What is the recommended replacement product?
After surveying and speaking with several people from a range of departments, as well as an early-adopter program, we chose Microsoft Bookings as the replacement product.
Bookings meets a majority of the University's uses cases for booking appointments with people or reserving time with equipment. It is a Microsoft product for which the University already has licensing coverage.
If you have advanced needs (beyond basic office hour-type appointments) there may be a better solution. For example, if you have sophisticated RSVP needs and attendee management, please request additional help.
How can I get started with Bookings?
Log in to Princeton's Microsoft Apps with your Princeton NetID and Password and select Bookings
- Read Microsoft’s Documentation
- Watch the LinkedIn Learning video (available to all Princeton employees)
- Read Princeton-specific documentation
- Request Help
- Attend a Training Session
- May 26, 2022
- More classes will be added.
- Attend an open Q&A Info Session: "Ask Us Anything" (the links below are for specific Zoom sessions). Pop in at any time during the hour!
Can I see past appointments after WASE is shutdown?
You may see your past appointments by going to your Outlook calendar and searching for WASE@princeton.edu
What if I already moved off of WASE?
You may use Calendly, provided you sign up with your princeton.edu email address. However, this product is not the supported WASE replacement.