The home screen user interface has been designed with the large format touchscreen in mind. From here, you'll have the ability to launch applications and video calls, sign in using Microsoft 365 and view room details. Each section of the home screen is described in more detail further below.
Details such as the room name, location and organisation can be found in the top left of the screen. This information is added during first time set up of Launcher, and can be edited in the application settings at any time. See settings for room details
Date and time
Launcher uses the date and time set by the system on which the application is installed. Access your Windows settings to change the date and time displayed by the Launcher application.
The room apps - arranged in a grid layout at the centre of the home screen user interface - allow you to launch applications directly from Launcher. These applications must be installed on the Windows system and are added to Launcher via the settings. See settings for room apps
The home screen presents two calendars: a room calendar and a personal calendar (My calendar).
The room calendar displays meetings that have been scheduled using MS Exchange. Additionally, if meetings have been scheduled for video conferencing, you may launch meetings directly from the room calendar. The room calendar is configured during first time set up of Launcher, and can be configured at any time from the application settings. See settings for room calendar
The personal calendar is available to users who have signed into the Launcher application using their Office 365 credentials. Much like the room calendar, you are able to see all of your meetings for that day, and launch Skype for Business or MS Teams meetings from here.
An option is available for you to clear the room of temporary information such as browsing history and cache. In addition to clearing information stated previously, clearing the room will also close any applications that have been opened during your session. This functionality has been introduced to protect your information and ensure the space is ready for the next person who steps into the room. See more on Launcher data caching
Application settings are available from the bottom left of the home screen interface. Settings are locked by a PIN - set during first time set up - and provide access to setting configuration and additional tools for management of the application.
The sign in component provides you with ways to sign into the Launcher application using your Office 365 credentials. This can be achieved using a manual sign in process (email and password authentication), or alternatively using the Launcher mobile app to scan the QR code present here. More on mobile app sign in
Signing into the Launcher application provides access to personal Office 365 information such as One Drive and your personal Outlook calendar meetings, in addition to giving you the ability to launch personal Skype for Business and Teams meetings.