Office 365 (iOS 7) - Invite an Attendee

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?.

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.