Introduction?

Technology has changed the way we work. The workplace is no longer a physical location that we need to go to. Instead, companies now operate through digital workplace platforms which can be accessed from anywhere, as long as you have a laptop / tablet / mobile and an internet connection. A digital workplace is the basic set of digital tools employees use to get work done. It can be anything from instant messaging to virtual meeting tools, enterprise social media tools, and even automated workflows. It is easy to assume that your company has a digital workplace just because you use some components of it. But to truly gain benefits from a digital workplace platform and get measurable results, you need to implement it in its full form. That starts by understanding what a digital workplace really is and how it can help your organization deliver measurable business value.

Introducing Microsoft 365?

With Microsoft 365 for business, connect employees to the people, information, and content they need to do their best work, from any device. Depending on your subscription plan, the benefits of your Microsoft 365 for business subscription may include: The latest versions of Office apps like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Email and calendars using Outlook and Exchange. Group chat, online meetings, and calling in Microsoft Teams. 1 TB of OneDrive storage. Frequent updates and upgrades not available anywhere else.

Using Microsoft Outlook?

With Outlook on your PC, Mac or mobile device, you can:  Organize your email to focus on the messages that matter most.  Manage your calendar to schedule meetings and appointments.  Share files from the cloud so everyone always has the latest version.  Stay connected and productive wherever you are.

Managing Data on a Microsoft Cloud – Microsoft OneDrive

Video Conference, Meeting and Collaboration with Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft Teams is the hub for teamwork in Office 365. This topic will provide an overview of how to use features within Teams such as chat, online meetings, calls and more. Learn the core features of Teams and how it relates to other Office 365 apps to make your team more productive.

Data Collection and Analytics with Microsoft Forms?

Microsoft Forms allows users to create custom surveys, quizzes, polls, and questionnaires. It also can send an invitation to other users asking them to fill out the Microsoft Forms using a web browser on any device or computer. The creator can review the results in real time and can perform analysis on the collected data.
Lesson 1 – Getting Started With Microsoft 365
  1. Microsoft 365 basics
    • What is Microsoft 365 for Business?

With Microsoft 365 for business, connect employees to the people, information, and content they need to do their best work, from any device.

Depending on your subscription plan, the benefits of your Microsoft 365 for business subscription may include:

  • The latest versions of Office apps like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Email and calendars using Outlook and Exchange.
  • Group chat, online meetings, and calling in Microsoft Teams.
  • 1 TB of OneDrive storage.
  • Frequent updates and upgrades not available anywhere else.
    • Getting Started with Microsoft 365
      • Sign in to Office.com

To sign in, you need to have an email account. You can get an email address by directly creating Outlook account or through your organizations subscription or any personal account from other domains like Gmail. The office 365 services for free personal accounts (via outlook domain, or Gmail, Yahoo) are limited but if you have subscribed or granted email account through your organization or business, you will get full access to Office 365 services based on your subscription plan. In this case, the administrator will create an email account and grant it to you to use.

In anyway, to start using Microsoft 365 we need to sign-in first:

  1. Go to office.com
  2. Sign in with the work or school account you use with Office (In most business scenarios, an organizational email account is provided by the respective system administrator of the organization).
  • Sign in to Office desktop apps
  1. Open Office App from program lists (available by default with Windows 10 Operating System)
  2. Select Sign in
  3. In the Sign in window, type the email address and password you use with Office. This might be your Microsoft account or your work or school account.
  4. Click Continue / Next

Note: You can also sign-in from any office application desktop app (word, excel, power-point etc). When you open the app, a sign-in button is available at the top-right corner of the app window.

 

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