Description: This tutorial will teach you use Office 365 Online portal including how to log in the different sections of the portal, what they’re used for and how to view your account information and change your password.
I’m going to introduce you to some of the features and functions inside office 365, we’re going to start with the basics the Microsoft online portal. In this session, I’ll cover how to log in the different sections of the portal, what they’re used for and how to view your account information and change your password.
So the portal is a kind of home page which gives you access to all of Microsoft Office 365, this is where you will go to get your email, view your calendar, change your password and some other thing about the online portal.
It’s accessible from any device with an internet connection and web browser that includes computers, tablets and many mobile devices, and it works with most web browsers including internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Apple Safari browser.
There are a few different ways to access the online portal, depending on what device you’re using. If you’re using a company computer, the easiest way is to look for the Microsoft Office 365 portal icon, this hides out in different places, on the Start menu, depending on how it was installed and what version of Windows you have. Once you find it, click and it will open the portal in your default browser.
If you’re using your personal computer, a mobile device or if you want to use a browser other than your default, open your browser, type the website address, Microsoft online.com, notice there’s no WW at the beginning of this website address. Now you see a pretty basic logon screen asking for your user ID and password, your user ID is your full company email address, and your company will provide a password for you, type that information in.
Before you click sign-in, take a look at those two little boxes underneath, one will already be checked, that’s the one that says remember me, if you check this, it will remember your password, but that can be of a great risk so I recommend remaining it unchecked. Then click sign-in.
This is the Microsoft online portal main screen, at the top, you will see a section called start here. If it is your first time, it gives you an access to the user tour for Office 365 as well as a Quick Start Guide.
Next up is Outlook, this is where you’ll access your email calendar, contact list and tasks link, it allows you to download and install the Lync client, this may or may not show up on your version of the page. It gives you access to your company’s SharePoint site, SharePoint is a product that allows you to access share and collaborate on documents and information.
In the top right, you’ll see a link to my profile as well as a link to sign out, my profile section gives you access to your profile information, such as your name, phone number and photo, and it also allows you to reset your password.
Lastly, the gray box along the right-hand side offers you resources regarding some of the most common questions, regarding office 365, and it also allows you to search for specific topics in Microsoft’s help database and community forums, if you have a question or you would like to learn more about Office 365, it is a great place to go.
Let’s check out my profile, as you can see, this displays some basic information about me that my company uploaded, my name, address, phone, even my photo, you can upload your own picture by clicking change photo. And if you’re feeling linguistically bored, you can pick a different display language from the drop-down here.
Perhaps most importantly, this is where you’ll change your password, enter your current or old password, then enter your new password in both the new password boxes. Microsoft even lets you know if your password is strong or weak and gives you suggestions for making it stronger. Once you’re done, click Submit and return to the main portal page, click the home link up at the top of the page, so there you have it the Microsoft online portal.
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