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Up and Running with Office 365
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Up and Running with Office 365

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Congratulations! You've reached the end of Up and Running with Office 365. You should now have a good handle on what Office 365 is all about and feel all ready to make a decision on whether it's right for you. If you do decide to go the route of subscribing to Office 365, as opposed to buying and installing Office software, your next step will be to decide on an appropriate plan. Home users have their different plan options, while business users have a number of plans to choose from as well. Once you've decided on a plan, check your computer, whether Mac or PC, to ensure it meets the system requirements we discussed in chapter 1.

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Up and Running with Office 365
2h 11m Appropriate for all May 16, 2013

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Get started using Office 365, the Microsoft hosted collaboration and productivity suite that allows businesses and teams to email, collaborate on documents, and share calendars. Author David Rivers tours the subscription service, showing how to administer user accounts; share and collaborate with a team site; and manage mail, contacts, and calendars with the Outlook web app. The course also explains how to connect with colleagues using the instant messaging and social media features.

Topics include:
  • What is Office 365?
  • Choosing the right plan
  • Defining and adding users
  • Uploading files to the cloud with SkyDrive
  • Viewing and editing your website
  • Sending and receiving email
  • Importing contacts into Outlook Web App (OWA)
  • Managing tasks
  • Creating documents on a team site
  • Adding web parts to a page
  • Sending instant messages
  • Setting up newsfeeds
Subjects:
Business Computer Skills (Mac) Computer Skills (Windows) Email Spreadsheets Word Processing
Software:
Office 365
Author:
David Rivers

Next steps

Congratulations! You've reached the end of Up and Running with Office 365. You should now have a good handle on what Office 365 is all about and feel all ready to make a decision on whether it's right for you. If you do decide to go the route of subscribing to Office 365, as opposed to buying and installing Office software, your next step will be to decide on an appropriate plan. Home users have their different plan options, while business users have a number of plans to choose from as well. Once you've decided on a plan, check your computer, whether Mac or PC, to ensure it meets the system requirements we discussed in chapter 1.

Once you've signed up for Office 365, you are ready to go. No need for installing and configuring any of the office software. Of course, you can check at lynda.com for more in-depth training on many of the components of Office 365. There's plenty of SharePoint training in the library, like SharePoint 2013 New Features and SharePoint Foundation 2013 Essential Training, both with Gini Courter. Or how about Up and Running with Office Web Apps with Curt Frye, or Office 2013 New Features with me? You'll find everything you need, with more on the way, to help you make the most out of Office 365.

This is David Rivers saying thanks for watching, and I hope see you again in another title from lynda.com.

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Q: Where did the Save button go? How do I update the files I’m editing?
A: All files are now automatically updated/saved on the fly while editing, so there’s no need to save manually. Hence the absence of the Save button.
Q: How do I rename my Excel workbook or PowerPoint presentation?
A: Click the name of the file in the title bar and edit it there.
Q: I can’t see my headers and footers.  How do I edit them in Word?
A: Go to the Insert tab, and click Header & Footer.  Any existing data will appear and can be edited.
Q: Where is Track Changes in the web apps?
A:  That functionality is not yet available.  You can open your file in the desktop app to use that feature and then continue to work on it in the web app without losing the Track Changes information.
 
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