Information Services

Communication and collaboration

Communication and collaboration services including email, telephones, MyEd and UniDesk.

Online and Digital Events Service

The Online & Digital Events Service helps you choose the best tool for running your event and provides information to help you make your event a success.


Information about email services for University of Edinburgh staff and students.

Office 365

Microsoft's Office 365 suite combines email, calendar, OneDrive file storage, Office Online apps, as well as other collaboration products available to all University staff and students.

Business Reporting & Analytics

The Business Reporting & Analytics service provides staff with access to a range of reporting and visualization tools, and University datasets. Its aim and ethos is to support staff in the practice of using data to make evidence-based business decisions.

SharePoint Online

SharePoint Online is a mobile-friendly technology platform included in the University's Microsoft Office 365 offering. It is used for collaboration through intranet and communication sites, document and records management spaces, and workflow process automation.


A comprehensive guide to the University of Edinburgh’s telephone service.

MyEd Portal

MyEd is the University of Edinburgh's web portal. It is a gateway to web-based services within and beyond the University and offers a personalised set of content with single sign on to key University services such as Learn and Office365.

Wiki Service

“A wiki is a web application that allows collaborative modification, extension, or deletion of its content and structure”. Source: Wikipedia

Event Booking

The Event Booking service is an administrative tool for the scheduling of internal courses, allowing available course searches and online booking.

IS Managed Mobile Service

The University of Edinburgh’s Managed Mobile Service offers flexible packages on a range of smartphones and mobile devices for staff. This is a service for University business and not open for personal usage or obtaining a contract for personal use. The service is only available to Staff, Visiting Staff and Postgraduate Researches. As a result our information pages require a login (via EASE) so that only these designated groups have visibility.

Electoral Voting Service

The Electoral Voting Service delivers a secure and reliable balloting process for University Elections. The process is delivered by our partner Civica Election Services and uses a secure transferable voting system, approved by University Court and conforms to Electoral Reform Society guidelines for single / multi-seat elections.


UniDesk is used for logging, tracking and reporting on service incidents.

Committee Intranets

A Committee Intranet is effectively a restricted Document and Content Management System, specifically for Committee information and papers.

SMS text messaging

This service allows you to send and receive SMS messages to/from mobile telephones.


The following pages will provide information on what EventsAIR is, the routes to using it, how to request to use it and how to start planning your event.