Employee quick setup for Office 365

Share this quick setup guide with your employees!

Are you new to Office 365 for business? Video camera Watch this video to learn about it. Then follow these steps.

Sign in to Office 365

  1. Go to Office.com and choose Sign in.

    Employee Quick Start: OfficeCom sign in

  2. Type your Office 365 email and password, then Sign in.

    Employee Quick Start: Sign in credentials

    Tip: If prompted for a password change, use letters and numbers/symbols.

Install Office on your computer

  1. Choose Install Office 2016 in the upper right.

    Employee Quick Start: Install Office 2016 button

    In Chrome, go to the download on the bottom of the page and choose Open.

    Employee Quick Start: Chrome download

    In Microsoft Edge/IE, choose Save then Run.

  2. If asked to allow the app to make changes, choose Yes. Let Office setup begin.

    On a Mac, open Microsoft Office_2016_Installer.pkg

Add your email account to Outlook

  1. Open Outlook 2016 on your computer. In the Tell me field, type account then Add Account.

    Employee Quick Start: Add Outlook account

  2. Type your name, email, and password then Next.

    Employee Quick Start: Create Outlook email account

    Tip: To import your old email, export it to a PST file, then import it, like this.

Save your files to the cloud

  1. Save documents to OneDrive from the Save As menu.

    Employee Quick Start: Word save to OneDrive

  2. Or copy files from your Desktop or Documents to OneDrive.

    Employee Quick Start: Desktop Documents and OneDrive

    Tip: You can also store files on sites in Office 365.

Share your documents with co-workers

  1. Share your documents with others by choosing Share.

    Employee Quick Start: Word share button

  2. Type their email address, choose read or edit, include a message and Share.

    Employee Quick Start: Share with others in Word

    Or choose Get sharing link on the bottom of the screen.

Set up Outlook mobile app on your phone

  1. Get Outlook on your phone. Choose Get Started and add your email and password.

    Employee Quick Start: Get Started email

    Or, open Outlook on an iOS or Android device and go to Settings.

    Outlook IOS and Android settings

  2. Choose Add Account then Add Email Account then type your email and password.

  3. On a Windows Phone, choose Settings > Email + accounts > Add an account then Exchange.

What's next?

Microsoft Word 2016 icon Download this guide and customize it for your office.

Office icon Learn what else you can do with Microsoft Office.

Connect with an expert
Contact us
Expand your skills
Explore training

Was this information helpful?

Thank you for your feedback!

Thank you for your feedback! It sounds like it might be helpful to connect you to one of our Office support agents.

×