School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

Office 365 Calendar on Mac OS X

These instructions are for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Earlier versions of Mac OS X will ask you similar questions (though Mavericks is a free and worthy upgrade). If you need assistance, email: IThelp@geos.ed.ac.uk


1. Remove Existing University Microsoft Exchange Account

  1. These steps are only applicable if you have an existing University Calendar already set up
  2. Open System Preferences
  3. Click on 'Internet Accounts'
  4. Select your existing Microsoft Exchange account and click the '-' to remove.

2. Add Office 365 Account

  1. Open System Preferences
  2. Click on 'Internet Accounts'
  3. Click the '+' in the bottom left to add a new account and select 'Exchange' from the options on the right
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  5. Enter your name, your email address as YourUsername@ed.ac.uk along with your Windows login password (usually the same as your EASE password)
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  7. Enter a description of Office 365, YourUsername@ed.ac.uk along with your password, and a server address of outlook.office365.com
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  9. If successful, you should see this summary window below. Click continue.
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  11. Uncheck Mail, Contacts and Notes, leaving only Calendar and Reminders checked. Hit done.
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  13. Open the Calendar app and click 'calendars' at the top left to expand out all of your calendars. Your Office 365 one will appear in the list (possibly under the description ed.ac.uk)
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