Start using Office 365 operated by 21Vianet

Your organization recently got Office 365, and now you need to use Office 365 to start reading email, sharing documents, and more. Read this article to learn how to set up and use Office 365 on your computer, phone, and tablet.

Sign in to your new Office 365 account

Explore Office 365 on the web

Use Office 365 on your phone or tablet

Install software like Office or Lync

Use Word, Excel, and other Office programs

Sign in to your new Office 365 account

First, go to the Office 365 portal, and then sign in with the user ID and temporary password that your admin or manager gave you. The first time you sign in, you’ll be asked to change your password.

Explore Office 365 on the web

After you sign in, you can get right to work in the Office 365 portal. Your account is already up and running.

Click App launcher button and then click…

To explore…

Mail, Calendar, or People

Outlook Web App for email, calendars, and contacts

Newsfeed

Go to your Newsfeed to start a new conversation or reply to conversation items. Conversation items can include all of the following features:

  • Videos

  • Pictures

  • Links to other conversations

  • #tags. That is, keyword links that people can click to see a list of items that reference the keyword or term.

  • Mentions: names of people in your organization. You and others can click an @mention link to go to the associated person’s About page. Additionally, the person you’ve mentioned receives an email informing them that they were mentioned.

Sites or OneDrive

SharePoint team sites and OneDrive for Business, where you can access and share Office documents

Use Office 365 on your phone or tablet

You can use Office 365 with many phones, tablets, and other mobile devices—including Windows Phones, iPhones, BlackBerry® devices, and Android devices. Depending on your mobile device, you can use email and view documents in the browser.

To get help setting up your device, see Set up and use your phone or tablet with Office 365 operated by 21Vianet.

Install software like Office or Skype for Business

Office 365 is online, so you can access it from almost anywhere, but it also works with software that you install on your computer:

  • You probably already use Office desktop programs like Word and Excel. Office works with Office 365 (and some plans of Office 365 include a subscription to the latest version of Office).

  • Office 365 includes Lync for IM, Lync meetings, and video conferences.

  • Office 365 works with a PC or a Mac.

You can…

By following these steps.

Install Office on your PC or Mac

Your Office 365 account may come with a subscription to the latest version of Office.

Go to Settings Settings: update your profile, install software and connect it to the cloud > Office 365 settings > Software > Office.

Read more:

Set up the version of Office that you already have to work with Office 365

Use my current Office desktop apps with Office 365

Install Skype for Business

Go Settings Settings: update your profile, install software and connect it to the cloud > Office 365 settings > Software >Skype for Business.

Use Word, Excel, and other Office programs

  • At the top of the page in Office 365, click Sites or OneDrive. Both SharePoint team sites and OneDrive for Business let you access and share documents, including documents from Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Access.

  • Anyone can use Office Online, which includes Word Online, Excel Online, PowerPoint Online, and OneNote Online. To make a new document, click OneDrive at the top of the page, and then click New document.

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