Office 365 (Outlook 2013 | 2010) - Assign 'write/modify' permissions to your calendar

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You can use Outlook to assign 'read/write/modify' permissions to your calendar. When you grant permissions to your calendar with someone inside your organization (UWM), they will be able to add it directly to their calendar view in Outlook or Outlook on the Web. People outside your organization will be sent a URL that they can use to view your calendar.

Important: This document covers 'read/write/modify' permission levels only. If you are looking to grant someone 'read' permissions only, use the following doc: Oulook - assign 'read' permissions to your calendar.

The following topics are covered:

Permission Levels

Important: Office 365 team recommends using the delegate access feature to set permission levels above "read".

Reviewer
Provides Assignee 'Full' detail read access.
Author
Provides Assignee with 'limited details' access.
Editor
Provides Assignee with 'Delegate' access. In addition a 'Editor' (delegate) can also be selected to receive calendar notifications/requests/invitations. By default, 'Editor' cannot view/modify events set to Private. You do have the option to grant the 'Editor' the ability to view (full details) Private events.

Important Notes:

Assign Permissions

By default, the delegate can read only the meeting requests and responses sent to the manager. The delegate does not have access to read any other messages in your Inbox.

  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Click Account Settings, and then click Delegate Access.
  3. Account Settings

  4. Click Add.
    Delegate Add Button

    I don't see the Add button

    The Add button might not be visible because of one or more of the following:
    An active connection does not exist between Outlook and Office 365. The Outlook status bar should display Connected to Microsoft Exchange or Online.
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  5. Type the name of the person whom you want to designate as your delegate, or search for and then click the name in the search results list.
    Add Button
  6.  Note    The delegate must be a person in the Office 365 Global Address List (Global Address List: The address book that contains all user, group, and distribution list e-mail addresses in your organization. The administrator creates and maintains this address book. It may also contain public folder e-mail addresses.).

  7. Click Add, and then click OK.
  8. In the Delegate Permissions dialog box, you can accept the default permission settings or select custom access levels for Office 365 folders.

    If a delegate needs permission to work only with meeting requests and responses, the default permission settings, including Delegate receives copies of meeting-related messages sent to me, are sufficient. You can leave the Inbox permission setting at None. Meeting requests and responses will go directly to the delegate's Inbox.

     Note    By default, the delegate is granted Editor (can read, create, and modify items) permission to your Calendar folder. When the delegate responds to a meeting on your behalf, it is automatically added to your Calendar folder.

  9. To send a message to notify the delegate of the changed permissions, select the Automatically send a message to delegate summarizing these permissions check box.
  10. If you want, select the Delegate can see my private items check box.

    Share to Delegate Button

     Important    This is a global setting that affects all of your Office 365 folders, including all Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, Notes, and Journal folders. You cannot allow access to private items in only one folder.

  11. Click OK.

Notes

Modify permissions

  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Click Account Settings, and then click Delegate Access.

    Delegate Access

  3. Click the name of the delegate for whom you want to change permissions, and then click Permissions.

    Permissions Modification

     Note    If you want to remove all Delegate Access permissions, do not click Permissions but instead click Remove and skip the remainder of these steps.

  4. Change the permissions for any Outlook folder that the delegate has access to.
  5. To send a message to notify the delegate of the changed permissions, select the Automatically send a message to delegate summarizing these permissions check box.

    Delegation Button

 Note    If you want copies of meeting requests and responses that you receive to be sent to a delegate, make sure the delegate is assigned Editor (can read, create, and modify items) permission to your Calendar folder, and then select the Delegate receives copies of meeting-related messages sent to me check box.

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Change delegate access to private items

If you have assigned permissions to a delegate so that he or she can access your Outlook folders, you can hide personal information in appointments, meetings, tasks, and contacts. Open each personal item, and on the Calendar Tools tab, in the Tags group, click Private.

If you want to give a delegate access to see your private items, do the following:

  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Click Account Settings, and then click Delegate Access.

    Add Delegate

  3. Click the name of the delegate for whom you want to change access to your private appointments, and then click Permissions.

    Delegate Permissions

  4. Select the Delegate can see my private items check box.

    Delegate Sharing

 Important    You should not rely on the Private feature to prevent other people from accessing the details of your appointments, contacts, or tasks. To make sure that other people cannot read the items that you marked as private, do not grant them Reviewer (can read items) permission to your Calendar, Contacts, or Tasks folder.