Logging in to O365 via a Web Browser
You should first attempt login via a browser. Please follow the below steps.
Get your login handy. Your email address and initial password should have been disseminated via email.
Visit login.microsoftonline.com (alternatively outlook.com) and login with your credentials. It is possible that you may receive a message asking if you'd like to login to your work/school account or personal account. Please choose Work/School.
You may see this dialog. Choose work/school.
You should be prompted to change your password to a new one of your choice. Please choose a secure password containing mixed-case letters and numbers.
After successfully logging in, you should see icons for various online office apps (Word, Excel, Outlook); this is how you would normally launch these apps when using them in the browser. Note that the online versions of these apps have a somewhat limited feature-set compared to the desktop versions. We'll show you how to install the desktop versions in the next section.
Let's get your email inbox setup first. Find and click the Outlook icon. Upon first use, you will be prompted to set your language and time zone. After setting these, you should be forwarded to your inbox. That's it!
Set your timezone
Setting Up Outlook and Other Office Apps on Your Desktop PC
Outlook and other office apps such as word and excel may be installed on your desktop. Note that not all accounts will have this option; your o365 must be licensed specially in order to install desktop apps. Please contact NetFire via email or our helpdesk to inquire if you do not see the pictured download options.
Login to o365 online as detailed in the previous section.
After login, find the "Install Office" dropdown menu. Click it, then click "Install Software".
If you are licensed for the desktop apps, you an installer should download, and you should see the following screen:
You may also see the following, which would also imply that you are licensed to use the desktop apps:
After downloading the installer, open it to begin the installation process.
After the installation has completed, you may open the apps by finding an app such as Word, Excel or Outlook on your start menu or desktop. Upon opening the apps, you may be signed in automatically, or you may be prompted to sign in to your o365 account. That's it!
Setting up Outlook (and other apps) on your Smartphone (iOS & Android)
Note that using the official outlook app will usually yield the best experience, although your phone's built-in support may often be used to access your account as well.
Using the Official Apps
- Obtain the apps from the appropriate app store. The following are some links to the apps in their respective app stores:
- Sign in with your credentials. That's it
Using iOS Built-In Mail Support
Within your settings, navigate to the area where you can add a new account. Depending on your version of iOS, this may be under the "Mail" section, or under the "Passwords & Accounts" section.
When prompted for the type of account to add, be sure to select "Exchange". Using Outlook.com will not work.
Enter your email address and password, and add an appropriate label for the account. That's it!
Using Android Built-In Mail Support
- Open your settings, and navigate to the "Accounts" section. This may differ depending on your version of Android and phone vendor.
- Add an account of type "Exchange"
- Enter your email address and password. That's it!