Meet the Office 365 app launcher

The Office 365 app launcher opens when you click (or tap) the app launcher icon App launcher icon from the Office 365 portal. It's a menu of Office 365 web apps and services that you are licensed for, depicted in tiles like this:

Office 365 App launcher

How do I use the app launcher?

From the Office 365 portal, click (or tap) a tile to go to that web app or service. For example, you might choose Outlook to go to your email, or OneDrive to go to your OneDrive for Business library.

Notes: You might see some of the following tiles or different ones in your app launcher. It all depends on what's included in your subscription. Not sure what's included? See What Office 365 business product or license do I have?

We recommend using Microsoft Edge on Windows 10, and if you don't have Windows 10, try using the latest versions of Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.

Tile

What it does

Outlook or Mail

Takes you to your Mail in Outlook Web App.

Calendar

Takes you to your Calendar in Outlook Web App.

People

Takes you to your Outlook contacts (see People overview).

Tasks

Takes you to your list of tasks in Outlook (see Tasks overview).

Newsfeed

Takes you to your SharePoint Newsfeed (see Use the SharePoint Newsfeed).

Yammer

Takes you to Yammer, your organization's social network (see Say hello to Yammer).

Sites

Takes you to your Sites home page, where you can navigate to team sites, sites that you're following, and any other sites that are shared with you (see Find content about SharePoint Online).

Projects

Takes you to your organization's Project Web App site (see Get started with Project Online.

Delve

Takes you to Office Delve, where you can discover relevant information in Office 365 (see What is Office Delve?)

OneDrive

Takes you to your OneDrive for Business library (see What is OneDrive for Business?).

Video

Takes you to Office 365 Video, where you can view your organization's internal video content (see Meet Office 365 Video).

Word or Word Online

Creates a new Word document in the browser window (Word Online), which is saved automatically to your OneDrive for Business library (see Video: What’s new in Word Online).

Excel or Excel Online

Creates a new Excel workbook in the browser window (Excel Online), which is saved automatically to your OneDrive for Business library (see Video: What’s New in Excel Online).

PowerPoint or PowerPoint Online

Creates a new PowerPoint presentation in the browser window (PowerPoint Online), which is saved automatically to your OneDrive for Business library (see Basic tasks in PowerPoint Online).

OneNote or OneNote Online

Opens your OneNote notebook in the browser window (OneNote Online), which is saved automatically to your OneDrive for Business library (see Basic tasks in OneNote Online).

Admin
(Available only to Office 365 administrators)

Takes you to your Office 365 admin center (see Office 365 admin center).

Sway

Takes you to http://sway.com, where you can sign in and try Sway, a new app you can use to share and express ideas (see Getting Started with Sway).

What else do I need to know?

Some tiles might not show up in your app launcher until those features are activated (this is typically done by Office 365 administrators). For example, if your Office 365 administrator hasn't activated the SharePoint Online service, you won't see a tile for Delve in your app launcher.

See Also

Personalize your Office 365 experience

Office 365 for business – Admin help

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