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IDS Staff and Student Services

This page contains links of interest to staff and students at the Institute of Development Studies.

Office 365 Outlook Web App

Microsoft Office 365 logo

The new link is the Office 365 Outlook Web App available at https://portal.microsoftonline.com.

How to logon to the new Office 365 portal for staff and students

  • Click on the link https://portal.microsoftonline.com and favourite/bookmark it
  • Login by typing your IDS login name in the User ID box e.g. toms@ids.ac.uk or t.sharp@ids.ac.uk and tab or click on the password section.
  • A message will appear – Redirecting......DO NOT enter a password. Wait for the next logon box to appear
  • Click on the link and you will be logged on automatically if you are using an IDS Windows-based PC or laptop and you are using Internet Explorer.
  • If you are connecting via a non IDS computer or not using Internet Explorer, you will be asked to enter your full IDS credentials to connect to your IDS Office 365 mailbox. At this prompt, type your username e.g. toms@ids.ac.uk and then your normal IDS password.

How to logon to the new Office 365 portal for alumni

  • Click on the link https://portal.microsoftonline.com and favourite/bookmark it.
  • Login by typing your IDS login name in the User ID box e.g. toms@alumni.ids.ac.uk and tab or click on the password section.
  • A message will appear – Redirecting...... DO NOT enter a password. Wait for the next logon box to appear
  • Depending on what type of internet browser you are using you may be asked to enter your full IDS credentials to connect to your IDS Office 365 mailbox. At this prompt, type your username e.g. toms@alumni.ids.ac.uk and then your normal IDS password.

If you experience problems logging on

If you are having problems logging on with your browser, you will need to reset/clear the saved passwords and form data entries.

Also, if you attempt to logon to https://portal.microsoftonline.com on a non IDS computer or you don't use Internet Explorer as your browser, you will be asked to enter your full credentials to connect. At this prompt, type your username followed by '@ids.ac.uk' e.g. toms@ids.ac.uk and then your normal IDS password.

If you have any issues connecting to or questions regarding the usage of your migrated mailbox contact catshelpdesk@ids.ac.uk.

Mobile users (tablets, smartphones etc.)

If you have an Android, i-phone, Samsung Galaxy S3 or Windows 7 smartphone you can set up your device to use the new Office 365 email system using the guide below:

How to log on to the new Office 365 portal (for IDS email) for mobile devices (pdf)

IDS Intranet Remote Access

This site is for IDS members only and provides access to the new IDS SharePoint Intranet from any internet connected computer. Log on using your IDS username and password in the popup box provided (the one used to log onto computers at IDS). We recommend using Internet Explorer for optimum performance.

For some users you may need to prefix your login id with ids_nt\. For example if your login is davida type in:

ids_nt\davida