Office 365 (Apple iCal/Calendar) - Invite a non-Office365 Attendee

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This document contains instructions on using a non-Microsoft email client, such as Apple Mail or Thunderbird. Microsoft does not recommend these clients for use with Office 365, and there are often significant limitations in client functionality as a result.

Because of this, the DoIT Help Desk is only able to offer best effort support for these clients, and certain issues may require the use of a Microsoft client in order to be resolved. For more information on Office 365 client support, please see: Office 365 - Which clients/protocols will be supported?.

This document explains how to invite someone who doesn't use Office 365 to a meeting using Apple iCal (Mac OS 10.5-7) or Calendar (Mac OS 10.8-9).

Invite a non-Office 365 Attendee

There are several ways you can invite someone to the event. These steps are also available when you first create an event.

  • In iCal/Calendar, double-click the event to which you want to invite people and the Info window will open (or from the menubar select Edit -> Edit Event or Get Info).
  • Type email address and/or name
    • Click Add Invitees and type the email address for the person you want to invite.

      Invite Attendee

    • If you’re inviting someone whose contact information is stored in Address Book start typing the person’s name. iCal/Calendar provides a list of contacts.
    • Select the contact you want, and then press Return to select it.
  • Use Address Panel
    • Choose Window -> Address Panel to open the Address panel.

      Address Panel selection

    • Select one or more contacts in the Address panel, and then drag them over the open event editor.
  • To invite more than one person, press Return (or type a comma) after each email address, and then follow either of the two steps above.
  • To remove a person from the invitees list, click the arrow next to the email address and choose Remove Invitee, or select the email address and press the Delete key.
  • When you’re ready to invite these guests to your event, click the Send button at the bottom of the event editor.

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Owner:Help Desk KB Team .Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2013-08-27 11:27 CDTUpdated:2017-11-30 11:41 CDT
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