Outlook on the web allows you to add other calendars to your view. It will depend upon the permissions level granted to you on how much detail you can see on the calendar (free/busy, limited details, or full details). This is helpful if you schedule appointments regularly with another person or resource such as a conference room.
Over the holiday break, K-Staters who want a jumpstart on learning Office 365 email and calendaring should check out these top resources created by Information Technology Services.
- Explore more than 100 K-State articles on how to use Office 365:
- Office 365 general info
- Office 365 email (Outlook for Windows, Mac, and Web App a.k.a. webmail)
- Office 365 calendar
Information Technology Services will continue offering “Introduction to Office 365″ sessions throughout December. Introductory sessions will be offered in the Hale Library Hemisphere Room and the K-State Student Union Little Theatre. There will also be opportunities to join Q&A sessions via Zoom. No registration is required for any of these sessions. Continue reading “Learn Office 365: Training and question-answer sessions scheduled”
Did you know you can transfer final grades from K-State Online to iSIS?
Did you know it is possible to have a student in your K-State Online roster and NOT in your iSIS roster?
Did you know that you can learn the proper process to set your grading rules and grading scale in K-State Online, at training sessions starting Tuesday, Dec. 3? Continue reading “How to transfer grades from K-State Online to iSIS”
The campus is in the process of migrating to Office 365. To begin learning about the calendar component of Office 365, check out the following tutorials and reference guides:
- Microsoft’s work with your calendar page (documentation, videos, and more)
- Quick Start guide (PDF) for managing calendars on the Web
- Quick Start guide (PDF) for managing calendars on the desktop
The Email Upgrade Committee submitted its report to Ken Stafford, CIO, in late December. The report (PDF format) is available online for review by K-Staters. The committee decided to collect more in-depth information about calendar functionality from users. This information was used to determine if necessary and critical features were available in Google Apps for Education and Microsoft Office 365. Committee members are in the process of comparing the functionality to both solutions and will meet with university administration soon to discuss their findings.
Jan. 1-Feb. 13 — Password-change timeframe for spring semester at K-State
Jan. 17 (Thu) — Digital Signage Open House, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Hale Library Hemisphere Room
Jan. 22 (Tue) — Media Development Center reopens at 10 a.m. (closed Dec. 15-Jan. 21 for maintenance and updates)
The email upgrade committee will have a demonstration of the calendar functions in Google Apps for Education and Microsoft 365 from 1:30-3 p.m. today in the Big 12 Room at the K-State Student Union.
Seth Galitzer, computing and information sciences, and David Williams, housing and dining services, will be presenting the calendar functions. To ensure adequate space, please RSVP and provide any questions that you would like to see addressed in the presentation to https://surveys.ksu.edu/TS?offeringId=202278.
(Editor’s note: Reprinted from K-State Today’s article published Dec. 12, 2012.)
iTAC staff and others on campus found a compatibility issue with the native Apple OS X Mountain Lion Calendar app and Zimbra. When you try to add or update appointments using the Calendar app, you get an error and it will not sync the appointment to Zimbra. When you click the revert-to-server button on the error, it deletes the appointments.
K-State’s upgrade to Zimbra 7 on Nov. 20 resulted in many K-Staters experiencing infrequent interruptions and functionality issues with webmail, certain email clients, and mobile devices. The university continues to work with the off-site service provider to restore stability and functionality to the Zimbra system. See “Current issues and fixes being addressed” below.
|UPDATE Tuesday, Dec. 6: On the evening of Dec 5, email became very unstable and K-Staters were randomly unable to access email due to a corrupt database. At the service provider’s recommendation, the system was taken down at 6:30 p.m. to work on stabilizing the system. The outage continued through the evening with intermittent access.|
On a happier note, the new webpage What’s new in K-State Zimbra spotlights email and calendar enhancements from the upgrade, including these:
New email features
- Recover deleted items from your Trash
- Global Address List (GAL) contains contact info
- Select and add multiple attachments
- Find emails by searching senders or recipients
New calendar features
- Calendar scheduling wizard
- Multiple appointments open at same time
- Save an appointment without sending an invitation
- Create a copy of a meeting
- Set your personal availability hours
Current issues and fixes being addressed
- Icons look funny or are incorrect using webmail in Internet Explorer. K-Staters should consider switching to a different browser such as Firefox, Chrome, or Safari for the interim. Or use Mail Classic, which may have some reduced functionality but icons will display properly. (In webmail, click Mail Classic at top right. To get this setting every time at log-in, click the Options tab, and in the General section set Login to Standard HTML.) A trial instance of Zimbra will be available later today (Dec. 5) to test a more modern skin that should support Internet Explorer better.
- Global Access List (GAL) is working intermittently. K-State is working with Zimbra on a resolution.
- Email search function is working intermittently. K-State is working with Zimbra on a resolution.
- Signature is not appended to a message when an email is replied to or forwarded. From webmail, click the Options tab, and then the Signatures option at left. Highlight the desired signature and then click Save to verify it.
- Calendar functional issues. K-State is actively investigating reported calendar issues.
Please continue to provide feedback to the IT Help Desk (785-532-7722; firstname.lastname@example.org, servicedesk.ksu.edu). Information Technology Services apologizes for this inconvenience, and we are working toward a permanent fix for all issues.