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Ediary Changes from 27th November 2009


Whilst the existing electronic diary has worked well for Engineering, other parts of the University have experienced problems and so the University is changing over to a system based on Microsoft Exchange.
All questions should be channelled through SeeSup (see below).
The old diary is still available but will be switched off shortly. Please do NOT use the old diary to make any bookings (with the short term exception of teaching space).

The EXSEED Diary

Windows users can access the diary by using:

  1. The Internet Explorer Web Interface (OWA) at - (for the moment this is probably the easiest option for most Windows users)
  2. Thunderbird with the Lightning Plugin - Install instructions
  3. Outlook - Outlook needs only to be used if you are a "power" user [i.e. needing to setup delegates and doing other complex things].
    Outlook can be added to your office setup by running: N:\packages\UserInstallable\MSOffice\Configure-Office.bat and ticking the Outlook box.
    Install instructions
    Note if you wish to use Outlook for accessing the calendar we strongly recommend that you continue to use thunderbird to read your email (SMS, Staffmail or EE) i.e. only setup Outlook to read the calendar.

Unix/Linux users should access the diary using:

  1. Thunderbird with the Lightning Plugin. Instructions for configuring and using Thunderbird are available here

Mobile device users should access the diary by reading:

  1. The "Mobile and web users" section of this document:

Help and Support

For more information on accessing the Web Interface please see:
To see what features are available and how to use them please see:
Frequently Asked Questions are available at:
All other questions should be directed to: (505636)