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Change Your Profile Picture in Office 365

‚ÄčIn the Lync main window, click your picture.

In My Picture options, under My picture, click Edit or Remove Picture.

Note: If the Edit or Remove Picture button is unavailable (grayed out) mke sure:

  • The Hide my picture option, above Edit or Remove Picture, is not selected.
  • You have the Office 365 service upgrade.

Important:   If you have the service upgrade and Show my picture is selected but the button is grayed out, the option to change your picture has been disabled at your company.

  1. On the Office 365 sign-in page that opens, type your Office 365 user name and/or password as needed, and click Sign in.
  2. Click Browse, and go the picture you want to use. Any size and resolution is fine.
  3. Click the file, and then click Save.

You can use Outlook Web App offline!

Offline access lets you use Outlook Web App on your laptop or desktop computer when you're not connected to the Internet. After you've enabled offline access, Outlook Web App will work in an offline mode as needed depending on your network connection. When you're online, Outlook Web App will automatically update the offline information. To use offline access, you need at least Internet Explorer 10, Safari 5, or Chrome 24.

What can I do when I'm offline?

Most tasks that you can do online are available when you're offline. Tasks you can do while offline include but aren't limited to:

  1. Reading and responding to messages.
  2. Sending new messages.
  3. Viewing and editing your calendar.
  4. Responding to meeting requests.
  5. Viewing and editing your contacts.

If you try to do something that's not available offline, you will either see an error message, or what you did will change back. Anything that you do while offline will be uploaded to the server when you reconnect to a network.

1. To turn on offline access, select Settings at the top of the Outlook Web App window and select Offline settings.

2. Select Turn on offline access.

3. Select OK. Outlook Web App will walk you through the steps to set up and use offline access.

On some browsers, you may see a message warning you that the website is requesting space on your disk. For the best offline experience, accept the request for space.

Warning    You should not turn on offline access on a computer that you share with others.

  • Offline access may not make all of your email and calendar information available offline. Some of the available features and limitations are:
    • The last few days of messages. Supported folders include Inbox, Drafts, and any folders viewed within the last few days, up to 20 folders. If you've viewed more than 20 folders in the last few days, the most recent 18 plus Inbox and Drafts will be available.
    • In each folder that's available offline, you will see three days of content, or 150 items, whichever is larger.
    • Attachments aren't available when offline.
    • The previous month and future year of your calendar.
    • A limited set of upcoming calendar reminders. If you're offline for a long period of time, calendar reminders will stop working until you go online and Outlook Web App can download current information.
    • Only your primary Calendar will be available offline.
    • All the items in your Contacts folder, plus any people that you email often and any that you've emailed recently.
    • Offline access doesn't include archived folders, Team folders, tasks, or Favorites.
    • You can't search for or sort items in your mailbox when offline, and the built-in filters won't work when you're offline.
  • You have to enable offline access on each computer that you want to be able to use Outlook Web App on when not connected to a network.
  • Offline access for Outlook Web App is designed for portable computers such as laptops and notebooks. It can't be enabled in browsers on smaller devices, such as tablets and smartphones.
  • Your web browser determines where on your computer the offline information is stored and how much space it can use. If your offline information won't fit in the space that's been set aside, you may be prompted to increase it. If the space can't be increased, less of your information will be available when you're offline.

What's new in Outlook Web App

If you've been using Outlook Web App for a while, you may notice some recent changes. Outlook Web App has been upgraded with new features and new ways to manage your mailbox.

 Note:    Some of the features described here may not be available for your account.

New features for Your account

  • Navigation has moved to an upper corner. Use the links in the upper corner to switch to different types of information.
  • Jump to your personal information with one click. Click your name in the upper corner, and then click Change to update your information. If instant messaging is enabled, you can also change your status here.
  • Connect to your LinkedIn or Facebook accounts. Click Settings > Options > Account > Connected accounts to add a connection to your LinkedIn or Facebook accounts.
  • Offline access through the latest web browsers.

New features in mail

  • One-click access to filter messages. You can select all, unread, to me, and flagged with a single click.
  • Apps for Outlook. These apps add features to your mail. For example, if there's a street address in a message, an app for Outlook will add a tab with a map and directions to that address.
  • Inline compose. In addition to reading your mail in the reading pane, you can now compose replies and forwards in the reading pane. You still have the option to open your response in a new window.
  • Drag and drop to add an attachment. In some browsers, you'll be able to add an attachment to a message by dragging it from the desktop to the message form.
  • Find drafts quickly. You don't have to go to your drafts folder or open a conversation to find your drafts. Conversations that you have started a new message in will be clearly marked in the list view.
  • Refine search results with a click. You can quickly refine your search results by selecting an option to change the folders included in the search and the time period searched.

New features in calendar

  • Merged calendars views. When you add an additional calendar to your calendar view, the added calendar will be merged with yours to make it easier to find scheduling overlaps. Each calendar will have its own color, which you can change. If you're using the day view of your calendar, you can split the calendars into separate columns.
  • Click for details. Click any item in your calendar to see a quick view of the details. In addition to a snapshot of the information, you'll find controls to edit items that you own or respond to meeting invitations. Double-click an item to open it in a view that shows all details.
  • More useful month view. The month view now includes an agenda for the current day, and the grid will show as many items as possible based on your screen size plus a number indicating the number of items not displayed for each day.

New features in people

  • Linked contacts. Outlook Web App will look for similar entries in your Contacts folder and will link them together in a single contact card. You can manually link or unlink entries.
  • Adding LinkedIn or Facebook. You can connect to your LinkedIn and Facebook accounts through options. Connecting to LinkedIn and Facebook automatically adds your contacts in those accounts to your Outlook Web App contacts. See Connected accounts to learn more.
  • Your personal contacts folder and your organization's address lists are all available from Contacts.