Office 365 (iOS 7) - Invite an Attendee

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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?.

The following document explains how to invite an attendee to a meeting using the iOS Calendar app (iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch).

Important: It is recommended that you perform this action using Outlook on the web. The information below is based on Microsoft's recommended use of mobile devices when it comes to interacting with calendars. For best results, Microsoft recommends that people who schedule events with one another use the same calendar client. The majority of calendaring issues involve events with attendees, which may not get updated correctly if the organizer or any of the attendees take action on the meeting via a mobile device. View best practices document for further details.

iPhone Calendar allows you to invite to meetings anyone listed in one of your Contacts Address List as well as individuals it can search for in an ldap account. Thus if you have an ldap account set up for the Universtify White Pages (Campus Directory) iPhone Calendar will search it as well as your iPhone Contacts. If you will be using your iPhone to invite UW people to meetings we highly recommend that you set up a White Pages (Campus Directory) account for iPhone Calendar use (see this KnowledgeBase document for instructions).

Note that if you attempt to invite a UW person using the email address you have for them in your current Contacts and if the email address is not the correct email address shown by the White Pages (Campus Directory) it is possible that the meeting invitation iPhone Calendar sends will go to a calendar the person does not use and thus they may never know of it. We do not recommend that you invite UW people except by the steps we outline below.

  • If the calendar you have set as the default calendar does not allow meeting invitations, the Invitees section will not display. In this case change the Calendar to one that will allow Invitees (e.g., the account for WiscCal).

  • To invite someone to a meeting:

    1. Create a new event or edit an existing event. In the Edit display scroll if necessary to show the Invitees section and tap on it.

      edit screen - select Invitees

    2. In the Add Invitees display, tap on the (+) at the top-right of the display.

      add invitees screen - select plus sign

    3. Tap on Groups at the top-left of the display.

      add invitees screen - select groups

    4. Tap on the entry in this list for the White Pages (Campus Directory) you have previously added.

      select campus directory

    5. Enter your search terms (e.g., a UW NetID, FirstName/LastName, etc.) and iPhone Calendar will query the White Pages (Campus Directory).

      enter the search string

    6. Tap on a match and iPhone Calendar will add it to the Invitees list.

    7. To delete an attendee, backspace over the entry.

    8. Tap the red Edit button in the top-left corner to return to the Edit display. The Invitees section will show the number of invitees to the meeting.

      invitees section showing number of attendees

    9. Tap the red Done button to continue and return to the main display.




Keywords:microsoft office365 apple ios 7 devices iphones ipads ipod touch calendars inviting attendees o365 ios7 phone phone   Doc ID:35507
Owner:Leah S.Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2013-11-27 19:19 CDTUpdated:2015-09-11 12:44 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Office 365, UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
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