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How to sign up for Office 365 - Admin Help

Sign up for Office 365 for business so your team can begin using the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other Office online programs in your business.

First, put some thought into the Office 365 plan you sign up for. This will help prevent growing pains later. Need help choosing? Sales consultants are available to answer your questions.

Sign up now: Select a Plan.

Tthe page where you buy Office 365 or sign up for an Office 365 trial

You'll be asked for the following information when you sign up for Office 365 for business

  • The address and contact information for your subscription:

    • Country where the services will be used. You won't be able to change this later, even during the sign up process; you'll have to re-start the sign up wizard.

    • Email and phone number so we can contact you if needed about your subscription. For example, if you forget your password, we would use this information to send you a temporary one. We also send your billing information to the email address you specify.

      Note   The email address you enter here is different from your Office 365 email address (your logon name, below). Because this is where we also send your billing information, we recommend you use an e-mail address that's appropriate for receiving business email.

  • A sign-in name (user ID):

    This becomes your initial Office 365 email address, just to get you started quickly.

    This is the email address you use to sign in to Office 365. For example, if your business name is Fourth Coffee, you might choose for your user ID.

    Most people add their own custom domain to Office 365 shortly after they sign up so they can start getting email to it. For example, if you have a custom domain named, you can set up your email address as

  • Payment information:

    You can pay for your Office 365 subscription either by credit card or invoice.

    Important    When you sign up for Office 365, be sure to choose the best payment option for your organization. Changing payment options involves calling billing support.

Ready to sign up for a free trial or buy an Office 365 subscription?

Go to Select an Office 365 Plan to choose the plan you want to buy and to start the sign-up wizard.

If you start with a free Office 365 trial, you can buy it later. All your users and data from the trial will still be there.

You don't need to cancel your Office 365 trial. If you don't buy the trial subscription, it automatically expires at the end of the Office 365 trial period, and all the information is permanently deleted.

Still need help?

Get help from the Office 365 community forums Admins: Sign in and create a service request Admins: Call Support

Applies To: Office 365 Admin

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