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How to set up Office 365 from Bell

There are multiple steps to take when setting up your Office 365 services from Bell. For more information on how to set up Office 365 for business you can visit the Microsoft Support site here.

Creating users and assigning licenses

The people on your team need a user account before they can sign in and access their Office 365 for business applications. For steps on how to add users individually, click here. For steps on how to use the setup wizard to add users, click here.

Once you have created accounts for your team you have to assign licences to users for services such as Outlook, SharePoint Online and Lync online. For more information on how to assign or remove licences, click here.

Installing Office 365 Programs

Depending on the plan you purchased1, users can now install the full version of Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) on their computers. Each person can install Office on up to 5 computers.

  1. Go to www.office.com/signin.
  2. Sign in.
  3. Select Install Office.
  4. If you are on a PC, depending on your browser, click Save, Run, Setup, or Save File.
  5. If you are on a Mac, open Finder, go to your Downloads folder, and double-click on Microsoft_Office_2016_Installer.pkg.

For more information on how to install Office apps on your mobile device, click here.

Configuring Outlook

Using Outlook online
If you choose to manage your emails using a web browser (such as Internet Explorer or Chrome), you can migrate all of your emails, contacts, and calendar to your new Office 365 account for easy access. For steps on how to migrate, click here.

Using Outlook for desktop
If you choose to manage your emails using the desktop version of Outlook, follow the steps here for a PC and here for a Mac.

Installing Skype for Business

Depending on the plan you purchased2, users can download and install Skype for Business on all of your PCs, Macs, tablets and mobile phones.

  1. Go to portal.office.com/OLS/MySoftware.
  2. Sign in.
  3. Select Skype for Business and choose Install.

Every user gets a OneDrive cloud storage location automatically when you create Office 365 accounts for them. With OneDrive, you can access files across your computers, phones, and tablets.

  1. Go to www.office.com/signin.
  2. Sign in.
  3. From the homepage, choose OneDrive.
  4. Upload the files you want to store.

For more information on how to use OneDrive, click here.

Details

1Full desktop versions of Office programs are included in the Office Professional Plus package.
2Skype for Business is included in the Microsoft Office 365 package.