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One of the many conveniences of Office 365 is that you can access your email and calendar on any device via both Outlook Web App and your desktop Outlook 2010 program. Outlook Web App and Outlook 2010 share most of the same features, but sometimes there are small differences when performing some common tasks. We’ve created two new video training courses describing some of the tasks that are frequent search requests by Office 365 customers. These training courses explain some email and calendar features, and then tell you how to use them in both Outlook Web App and Outlook 2010.
Create an internal team alias in Office 365
Save time and effort by setting up a distribution group that appears in your organization’s shared address book. When you send one email to a distribution group, it goes to all members of the group. It’s a handy way to encourage collaboration among team members with shared interests.
Share your Office 365 calendar
You can invite people to view the appointments and meetings in your calendar in two ways, and in each case, you choose how much information you want them to see. You can share a calendar with selected people inside your organization, or you can publish your calendar to create a URL that you can give to anybody so they can view your calendar.
You can find these latest training videos on the Office 365 Video Training Courses wiki. If you have ideas for other Office 365 training courses that you’d like to see, add a comment to this blog or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I tried the restricted calendar publishing but the resulting url returns a 404? Is it possible it takes some time (> 15 min) before the publishing is set up and synced properly?
Issue remains after waiting a few hours. I tried stopping and restarting the publication, this generates new urls, but they always return 404.
Same outcome for us, the links return 404.
Hi Bart and Eric, It's been a few days now, has your problem resolved? We've done some testing on our end and can't find a problem with the URL feature, although it sometimes does take a few minutes before the URL starts to work. If you're still seeing this problem, please post your issue to this Office 365 Community forum (community.office365.com/.../categories.aspx) so that someone from Support can assist in troubleshooting.
Hello Lisa, it took more than a few minutes, actually a couple of days, but now the url is working ok.
One "issue" I noticed if you use the web view, the first day of the week is set to Sunday instead of Monday. I don't know if the browser can tell which should be the first day of the week.
If you are using Outlook Web App, click Options > See All Options > Settings > Calendar. Under Appearance, find the dropdown list for First day of week.
If you are using Outlook, on the ribbon, expand the Arrange tab. Make sure Calendar is selected in the left pane. Under Work Time, find the dropdown list for the First day of week.
Let me know if that works for you.
I'm referring to the published web view of the shared calendar. In Outlook and Outlook Web App the First day is set to Monday, but in the published view, Sunday is the first day of the week.