Office 365 (Apple iCal/Calendar) - Create Groups

Best Effort Support Only

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 create groups with Apple iCal (Mac OS 10.5-7) or Calendar (Mac OS 10.8-9).

Create Groups

Apple iCal/Calendar provides no mechanism for creating, modifying, or deleting groups. However, one can use the Address Book application (called Contacts in OS 10.8-9) to create groups from entries in one's local address books. If one has added the UW White Pages directory as an address book (see this KB doc for how to do that), one can use it to search for UW people, add them to a local address book, and create groups with them. These groups can then be used for event invitations (see this KB doc for how to do that).

To create a group in the Address Book or Contacts application: