- This document provides instructions for automatically configuring Apple Mail 4 and iCal 4 on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), for use with MIT's Exchange email, calendaring, and contacts system. If this is a first-time configuration, it also creates an account in your Mac OS X Address Book.
- This tip is excerpted from Mac Kung Fu, a new book containing over 300 tips, tricks, hints and hacks for Mac OS X Lion. ICal has four view modes by which you can view forthcoming appointments.
- Mac OS X Server’s web server is fully capable of hosting WebDAV shares and it is quick and easy to set up. Before we continue, I want to make sure that this is the way you want to share your calendars on the net. There are 2 ways to share calendars on Mac OS X Server: iCal Server and WebDAV posting. ICal Server allows for users.
Mac OS X comes with a built-in calendar application called iCal in Mac OS X Lion and earlier and Calendar in Mac OS X Mountain Lion. This page provides instructions on how to configure your built-in calendar application to access your Office 365 calendar. The page also includes links to documentation on how to perform a range of calendar functions from basic to advanced.
Configuring iCal/Calendar to Access Your Office 365 Calendar
In Outlook for Mac, at the bottom of the navigation pane, click Contacts. Drag the vCard file from the desktop to the Contacts item list. Note: Contact groups in the Apple Address Book are converted to categories in Outlook.
To configure iCal or Calendar to access your USC calendar:
- Open Calendar or iCal, found on the dock or in the Applications folder.
- From the Calendar menu, select Preferences.
- In the General dialog box, click the Accounts tab.
- In the Accounts dialog box, click the plus sign in the lower left corner.
- In the Add an Account dialog box:
- From the Account Type drop-down menu, select Exchange.
- In the Full Name field, enter the name you want to appear in your calendar entries.
- In the Email Address field, enter your USC email address.
- In the Password field, enter the password you use with your USC email address.
- Click Create. Calendar should find and automatically configure your account.
- The Account Summary dialog box will appear. Confirm that Contacts is checked next to Also set up: and click Create.
- Close the Accounts dialog box to complete the configuration.
You can access documentation on how to manage your calendar with iCal on the Mac Basics: iCal (OSX Lion and earlier) web page or by accessing the Help menu within iCal. Documentation for Calendar (Mac OS X Mountain Lion) can be accessed through the Help menu in the Calendar application.
NOTE: If a room or resource you need to schedule is missing from the Office 365 calendar, you may request that this room or resource be added by sending an email to [email protected]
iCal and Calendar Videos
There are video tutorials on iCal and Calendar available at
lynda.com. You will need to log into lynda.com using your USC username and password. Go to www.usc.edu/its/lynda and click the “Log in to Lynda.com” button.
Chapter 7 of Mac OS X Lion Essential Training contains a video on scheduling appointments with iCal.
Chapter 6 of Mac OS X Mountain Lion Essential Training contains a video on scheduling appointments with Calendar.
For additional assistance with the Office 365 calendar, please contact the ITS Customer Support Center.
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- create and manage individual or group activities on single or multiple calendars;
- publish these calendars on the web for colleagues, friends and family members to view;
- subscribe to automatically updated calendars via the Internet to keep up with work schedules, family events and school events;
- organize and track activities with To Do list management;
- quickly locate any event via a lightning fast search tool; and
- take calendars to go on Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones, Palm OS devices and iPod™ with iCal and Apple’s soon-to-be-released iSync.
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iCal is available immediately as a free download at www.apple.com/ical and requires Mac OS X v10.2 “Jaguar.” Publishing calendars on the Internet requires a .Mac membership or access to a WebDAV server.