Calendar Basics

How do I respond to a meeting request in the Outlook on the web app?

Even if you don't organize meetings and send invitations in Office 365, you may get invited to meetings now and then, so it's a good idea to know how to respond to a meeting request if you get one.

When you've been invited to a meeting, you get a special e-mail message that offers these buttons:

  • Accept: Outlook Web App automatically adds the meeting to your schedule and creates a new e-mail message to the person who organized the meeting, telling that person your decision.
  • Tentative: The meeting's...
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How do I configure my applications and devices to connect to Office 365 Email & Calendar?

The easiest way to access your Harvard email and calendar is by using the Outlook for the web. There are new great options, including working offline and accessing Office web applications from you browser. To configure, use the gear in the upper right corner and edit your settings.

If you need/want the full Outlook client, you will need to obtain a valid license. After installing, then you simply need to supply...

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Now that my email is "in the cloud" will I lose access to my mailbox if there's a network outage?

Your Outlook email client running on your desktop will operate exactly the same as always. Your email and calendar are cached locally, allowing you to work offline even in the unlikely event of a network disruption.

As with any Exchange email system, scheduling of conference rooms or access to shared mailboxes requires...

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What is Microsoft Office 365?

Office 365 (O365) is a fully-integrated suite of services geared to help people collaborate more effectively. O365 combines document sharing, email and calendaring, common Office applications, and social-networking tools into a single, web-based platform. Because the services and your data are in the cloud, you have access from virtually anywhere at any time.

The Harvard suite of tools currently includes:

      • Office 365 Email & Calendar - All of the familiar email, calendaring and personal information management features you're used to,...
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