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Using Office 365 for Email and Calendar?

1. Configure Outlook Desktop Client for first-time use

Opening the Outlook desktop client for the first time will first require you to have Office 2016 installed on your machine.

  1. If Office 2016 is already installed on your machine, click here!
  2. If Office 2016 is not yet installed on your machine, click here!
  3. If you are unsure if Office 2016 is installed on your machine, click here!

2. Explore Outlook Online

Office 365 offers a robust online version of Outlook to complement its desktop counterpart. To fully experience all that Outlook 2016 has to offer, you should be familiar with both versions.

To access Outlook Online:

  1. Go to: portal.microsoft.com
  2. Sign in with your PPY email address and password

3. Join an Outlook Q&A Session

Before you are migrated to Outlook, you'll be invited to attend this cooperative-style introduction to Outlook 2016 for Windows, with a specific focus on the transition from Lotus Notes to Outlook email and calendaring.

Q&A sessions will be held on the following dates:

There are no Q&A sessions currently being offered. These will become available again during the Osgoode and Schulich migration phases.

4. Take an e-learning course

For a more formal hands-on introduction, take an interactive online learning course, offered to you for free from York. Online learning ensures that you can study just in time for your transition to Outlook, and also revisit parts of the course when you need a refresher. And if you're a Lynda.com user, we have recommended some courses to take you further.

5. Print or bookmark instructions

Browse through the user guides on this site and save bookmarks or favorites for any instructions that you will need as soon as you are migrated. We have already compiled some for you under Key Tasks.

  • Internet Explorer: click on the star icon to the right of the address bar, then click Add to Favorites. To retrieve the item again later, click on the star and select it from the Favorites menu.
  • Firefox: click on the star icon to the right of the address bar, then click Done. To retrieve the item again later, click on the clipboard/list icon next to the star and select it from the Bookmarks menu.

6. Make a to-do list

Use the Migration Checklist on this site to create a personal to-do list for yourself. Include things that you will have to do before, during and after migrating to Outlook to ensure that your transition will be a smooth one.