Get Started: Microsoft Exchange & Outlook for end-users
If you've purchased a Office 365 plan that includes a subscription to both Microsoft Exchange and Office 365 ProPlus, or you've got them as standalones - you can connect the two together and create an easy to use seemless experience on your compatible devices!
Microsoft Outlook organises your emails, calendars, contacts, tasks, and to-do lists, all in one place. It all starts with your email account. From there you can start working with emails, turning them into tasks or appointments, and storing the people you interact with in your contacts, so you never have to remember an email address or phone number.
Basics 101 for Outlook
Let’s take a quick walk-through of those basic steps.
1. Get Outlook onto your computer (applicable only for Office 365 Proplus or Office 365 plans that include Office 365 ProPlus)
The first step is installing Outlook onto your computer or device. Login to your Office 365/Microsoft Online account here https://login.microsoftonline.com/, then navigate to the top right-hand corner and click on then Office 365 Setting then Software. You'll see the install button to install the latest version of Office to your device.
2. Set up an email account
Now you can set up your account. After that, you’ll be ready to start receiving and sending email, use the calendar, create contacts, and work with tasks.
Setup gets taken care of automatically if you used an earlier version of Outlook on the same computer. If you didn’t, the Auto Account Setup will start the first time you start Outlook and step you through the process.
It’ll ask for your name, email address, and a password. Enter in your Office 365 login or your Microsoft Exchange Online login details. That’s usually enough, but if automatic setup fails, Outlook will ask for a few more pieces of information, such as your mail server name. Best chat to your administrator.