Join Jess Stratton for an in-depth discussion in this video Launching the app and signing in, part of Learning Outlook for Mac 2016.
- I have Office 2016 for Mac installed, but I haven't launched it yet. After it's been installed, I'm going to launch my Microsoft Outlook and this is what we'll see. In the "Welcome to Outlook" prompt, I'm going to click the right arrow a few times. I can read some new features. And then I'll click the blue "Get Started" button down at the bottom. The first thing I have to do is sign in to activate Office. I'm going to sign in because I already have an Office 365 account. If you don't have an Office 365 account, and you haven't purchased a subscription, that's ok.
You still need a Microsoft account to use this and you can get one for free. You can sign up at office.live.com. You may already have a Microsoft account. For example, if you have an Xbox Live account or if you've already used an email address like outlook.com or hotmail.com. I'm going to sign in. In this case, I do have an Office 365 account so I'm going to use that. I'll click the blue "Next" button and now I'm prompted to put in my password.
I'll click the blue "Sign In" button again and it's going to look up to see if I have an active subscription to Office 365. I can choose my theme. That is "Colorful," which includes a blue bar at the top for Outlook and a different color for every product. For example, Excel has a green bar at the top. Or I can select "Classic," which is going to keep a gray bar at the top. I'll keep it on "Colorful" and I'll click the blue "Continue" button. I'm all ready to go so I'm going to click the blue "Start Using Outlook" button.
If I've already been using Outlook 2011 on this computer, I can migrate all my data into this new version. But I'm going to click "Not Now" because I'm going to be starting completely from scratch. It's going to open up Outlook. I can maximize this on my screen by clicking the green button on the top left-hand side. It's going to stretch it out to fill the entire screen. And now I'm ready to start adding email accounts.
- Adding email accounts
- Reading mail
- Organizing mail
- Creating, replying to, and forwarding email
- Creating new contacts and groups
- Creating appointments and meetings
- Adding a signature to email