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Office 365 - Shared Mailbox/Calendar & Resource Calendar Requests
This document describes the process to request a Shared Mailbox/Calendar or Resource Calendar.
Requests can be made on the Shared Mailbox/Calendar and Resource Calendar requests page.
A Shared Mailbox or Calendar provides the ability for groups of people to collectively share in the processing of its content. At a minimum, it must be requested and owned by one person. Multiple people may be delegated as owner/administrator and others can solely be members who interact with it.
Electronic mail can be sent as the name of the Shared Mailbox. Such a resource can be useful for projects, departments, conferences, organizations, etc.
Shared Mailboxes and Calendars may only be requested by UWM employees or officers of sanctioned UWM student organizations. Students who need a shared mailbox for a student organization but do not have an FTE that can serve as the mailbox owner should contact the UWM Help Desk via uwm.edu/helpdesk or 414-229-4040.
Information on how to use Shared Mailboxes/Calendars is available in these articles:
A resource calendar is an Office 365 mailbox typically used for non-person related calendars, such as meeting/conference rooms or audio-visual equipment. At a minimum, it must be requested and owned by one person. Multiple people may be delegated as owner.
Resources contain special options for scheduling and permissions that are not available in regular user accounts.
Resource calendars may only be requested by UWM employees or officers of sanctioned UWM student organizations.
Information on how to use resource calendars is available in the Knowledgebase:
- Office 365 (Outlook on the Web) - Opening Shared Mailboxes and Editing Membership/Ownership
- Office 365 (Outlook 2016 for Windows) - Add Shared Mailboxes in Outlook 2016
- Office 365 (Outlook 2016 - Mac) - Add Shared Mailbox to Outlook 2016
- Office 365 (Outlook on the Web) - Getting Started with Resource Calendars
- Office 365 (Outlook on the Web) - Opening and Sharing Resource Calendar Mailboxes
- Office 365 (Outlook on the Web) - Configure Resource Calendar Scheduling Options/Settings/Permissions