Join Nick Brazzi for an in-depth discussion in this video Installing and setting up Outlook, part of Outlook for Mac First Look.
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- Let's talk about getting Outlook for Mac installed. Outlook for Mac is included in the Office 365 membership. If you already have an Office 365 membership, you can dive right in to the installation. If you don't have the membership, you'll need to buy that. Now you might want to check out this course on lynda.com "Up and Running with Office 365" to get a little bit more information about setting up an account if you don't already have one. But I already have my account set up so I'm going to go ahead and log in and go to the installation process.
So here I am on the Office 365 website. I'm going to go to this option up to the top to sign in. My account is a home account so I'll click on that and I'll log in here. I don't want this to remember my password. I'll just hit "Not Now". So here I am in my account information page and this is where I'm going to go to download and install the applications that I get with my Office 365 membership. The main thing that people install is Office for Mac 2011.
That's going to be right here. There's this big green install button. That's not what we're looking for. We're looking for Outlook for Mac which is just below right here. Now it's important to note that if you did install Office for Mac 2011, then you've already installed Outlook for Mac version 2011. The new version of Outlook for Mac is a different version but it's no big deal. We're going to go ahead and install Outlook for Mac and we'll talk about how you handle it if you've already got Outlook 2011 already installed.
So for now, I'm just going to go ahead and hit install Outlook for Mac. What's going to happen is it's going to download the installation package and then I can go to the rest of the install process. Once you've download the install package, if you're using Safari, you can go to the download manager and hit the little locate button next to the Outlook download or you might just go into finder to your home folder to your download's folder and find it there. I'm going to go ahead and start the installation process.
I'll double click on this and I'll double click on the install application. Now this is a standard installation process so I'll go ahead and jump forward here. Now that the installation is complete, I'll go ahead and close this and I'll eject the Outlook disc image. Now, I want to take a look at my application's folder. So here in applications, I'll scroll to Microsoft and you can see that I now have Microsoft Outlook.
This is a new version that I just installed but I also have Microsoft Outlook 2011. If you'd like, you could go ahead and delete the old version of Outlook and I certainly want to remove the old version of Outlook from my dock so i can just drag that away from my dock. If it was in the dock, then it will be removed. I want to go ahead and put the new version down into my dock. You're also not going to lose any of the information that you had stored in the old version of Outlook. Now this doesn't really matter if you're installing Outlook for the first time.
But if you've been using the previous version of Outlook, you've got your mail already set up and you've got your calendars and your address book and everything else already set up. If you want to import all of that into the new version of Outlook, it's pretty easy. You just go ahead and launch the new version of Outlook for the first time. There's going to be a little greeting page. I'll hit this next arrow. I'll hit "Get Started". Because this is linked to my Office 365 account, I'm going to have to go ahead and sign in with my Office 365 credentials.
Here, I'm getting a question whether I want Outlook to automatically install updates. I'll go ahead and leave that set as yes but I do not want to receive marketing information so I'll go ahead and hit continue and I'll hit "Start Using Outlook". Now, we get to the important screen. If you've used Outlook 2011 and you have all of your information already set up, you can go ahead and import that information straight into Outlook for Mac 365. If you want Outlook to be your default email application, you can click this box.
But what we're looking for is to just hit import and any information that you had in Outlook 2011 will be imported. Now, Outlook for Mac has launched. All of the calendar, appointments that I had in Outlook 2011 are already here. Now, if you're using Outlook for Mac for the first time, don't worry about this because we will be talking more about how to create appointments and tasks and address book entries and everything else in an upcoming movie. So now we've got a good idea of how to get Outlook for Mac installed whether you're brand new user to Outlook or whether you're upgrading from Outlook 2011.