How to add my University Office 365 account to my Android device?

There are two ways to access your University Office 365 account on your Android device - either with the native built in Mail, Contacts and Calendars app, or with Microsoft's Outlook app, available from the Google Play Store (the app requires Android 4 or greater.)

Note: In order to maintain compliance with the University of Windsor’s electronic device security policy, your mobile device must be password protected. If your device does not have a password, you will be prompted to create one during the setup of your mail account. For more information on the electronic device security policy, go to http://www.uwindsor.ca/its/wireless-and-electronic-device-policies

 

Native Mail, Contacts and Calendars Apps

To setup the native built in Mail, Contacts and Calendars apps:

  1. Click On Settings, and find "Accounts."  Click "Add account"
  2. Choose "Corporate" or "Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync"
  3. Enter your e-mail address as your UwinID@uwindsor.ca (e.g. tester1@uwindsor.ca) - do not use your vanity, or personalized address (e.g. John.Testerski@uwindsor.ca), and enter your UWin password. Click next.
  4. On the server settings page, in the Domain\username field erase the contents and type your e-mail address again. In the server field, enter outlook.office365.com
  5. Click next. You will need to allow the server outlook.office365.com to control some security features of your device. Click OK.
  6. You can configure your account options - e.g mail checking frequency, number of days to sync, and choose to sync contacts and calendar. Click next.
  7. Provide the account a name if you'd like, click next.
  8. Click the Activate button to activate the device administrator.
  9. If you do not have a password or PIN on your device, you will be prompted to enter one now.
  10. You may now use your mail, calendar and contacts app with your UWindsor 365 account.

 

Microsoft Outlook App

To setup the Microsoft Outlook Preview (requires Android 4.x or higher):

  1. Go to the Google Play Store, search for Outlook
  2. Install Microsoft Outlook by Microsoft Corporation
  3. Accept the App Permissions.  The app will install.
  4. Click "Open" to start the setup.
  5. Flip through the Welcome pages, and click "Get Started"
  6. Tap Exchange account
  7. Enter your e-mail address as your UwinID@uwindsor.ca (e.g. tester1@uwindsor.ca) - do not use your vanity, or personalized address (e.g. John.Testerski@uwindsor.ca), and enter your UWin password.
  8. Enter your Uwin password.  Provide a description for the account, and click "Sign In"
  9. The app will begin downloading your mail, calendar and contacts to your device.

 

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