How do you set up Office 365?

By Bryan Parsons

Digital General
30 November 2016

pexels-photo-204611Getting started on Office 365 is easy and only takes a few minutes. If you’re setting it up yourself, it’s just a case of choosing the appropriate plan and entering some payment details (or you could go for the free trial option). If you’re buying through your existing IT partner first check they are a ‘Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider’. If they are, they’ll be well positioned to get you started and provide support.

Once you’ve signed up you’ll be supplied with an admin account, use this to sign in at You’ll find Office 365 has built-in guides to get you started, but there are three basic steps to get your email flowing and your users set up….

1. Add your companies’ domain

Under ‘Settings’ then ‘Domain’, you can complete the wizard to add your domain. You’ll need access to the domain’s DNS records. Assuming you have this, then it should only take a few minutes.

2. Add your Users

Add each user, assign them the appropriate license and make sure you let them have their password.

3. Update your domain to point at Office 365

This step gets all the services up and running. The admin portal will tell you what records to add and will even check you’ve added them all correctly.

That’s it, you now have your user accounts and your basic services are working. Of course, there is much more to Office 365 and it’s a good idea to work with your IT partner to take full advantage of all it has to offer.

If you have existing data you need to import into Office 365, there are built-in wizards to help you with this as well as help videos. We’d recommend you use an IT partner to help you with this though as it can complicate the migration process and they’ll help you to avoid any service disruption.

For Office 365 support, get in touch with the SpiderGroup team. We can help you with set up and installation to get up and running in no time. Call us on 0117 933 0570 or fill in our contact form and we will be in touch soon.

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