Office 365 (Windows 8 Mail | Calendar | People) - Configure Mail, Calendar, and People

This document explains how to connect to the Office 365 service.

Configure Windows 8 Mail, Calendar, and People for Office 365

  1. Open the Windows 8 Mail application.
  2. If you see the Add an account button on the page when you start Mail, click Add an account | Exchange. If you don't see the Add an account option, open the main charm menu on the right side of the page, and then click Settings | Accounts | Add an account | Exchange.
  3. On the Add your Outlook account page, click Show more details, and enter your account credentials:
    • Email Address: Enter the primary address of your Office 365 account which will take one of the following forms: netid@wisc.edu or first.lastname@wisc.edu or name@domain.wisc.edu
    • Server address: outlook.office365.com
    • Domain: wisc.edu
    • Username:
      • For NetID Account (e.g. bbadger@wisc.edu), enter:
        • netid@wisc.edu (bbadger@wisc.edu)
      • For Service Account (buckingham.badger@doit.wisc.edu) enter:
        • name_domain@wisc.edu (buckingham.badger_doit@wisc.edu)
          For multi-level domains, name@domain1.domain2.wisc.edu, use the following format: name_domain1.domain2@wisc.edu.
    • Password: enter the password of the account you are configuring

      Note: If you are configuring a service account, a password is required. If you do not know the password of the service account you are configuring, contact your domain administrator.

  4. Click Connect.
  5. If you see the message “Your email account is successfully configured.”, click Finish. If you see the message titled Make my PC more secure, read the message, and then click Enforce these policies.

The connection will be made and your account data will be synced.

It is recommended you make the following changes to your account.

  • Account Name: Office 365
  • Download email from: Any time
  • Show email notifications for this accounts: On

If you go back to the Home screen, your new account can be accessed via the "Mail" tile. When you receive messages, the number of new messages will appear next to the letter icon.

Calendar and People data for this account will also be synced and can be accessed via the appropriate tiles.

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Keywords:microsoft office365 o365 configuring windows 8 mail calendar people client configuration accessing   Doc ID:28128
Owner:Ara M.Group:Office 365
Created:2013-01-15 13:03 CDTUpdated:2016-01-26 11:07 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Tech Store, Office 365
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