Are you new and want to get started with Microsoft 365? In this first part of my “Beginner’s Guide” series, I will show you how to create your own Microsoft 365 tenant.
The “Beginner’s Guide” series.
Welcome to my “Beginner’s Guide” series of blog posts that will get you started using Microsoft 365. Every week I will try to post an article on the basics of Microsoft 365.
Create your own Office 365 tenant
In the first part, I’ll show you how to create your own Microsoft 365 tenant. We will go through the steps and will activate a 30-days Office 365 E3 trial. Let’s go!
Now let’s open up an InPrivate Browser session, I will use Microsoft Edge (cause is there a better browser?).
The next step is to go to this link and click on Free trial.
Step 1: Let’s get started
In step 1, let’s fill in our email address and make sure it’s not associated with any other Microsoft 365 tenant. If this is your first time, it shouldn’t be. Click Next.
If your account isn’t associated with any other Office 365 tenant, you will receive the message to create your account. Click Set up account.
Step 2: Tell us about yourself
Fill in your information. Choose your correct Country, it can’t be changed after completion. Be sure to use a valid Business Phone Number, because it will be needed for verification in the next step. Click Next.
Now choose how you want to get your verification code (by text or by phone). Click on Send verification code.
Use the received verification code and click on Verify.
Choose your domain name and choose wisely. You can’t change the domain afterward. After that, click Check Availability to see if your unique name is available. If so, click Next.
Step 3: How you’ll sign in
Now choose a username and a password for your Global Administrator (take note because you need this the log on to your Microsoft 365 tenant). Click Sign up.
Step 4: Confirmation details
Now you’re ready, you will receive a confirmation email to the address used in the first step. Just click “Get Started” and you’re ready to go
Congratulations, you’ve just created your Microsoft 365 tenant. Now all the fun can begin.
For now, click Exit setup.
Now you will be redirected to the Microsoft 365 admin center, the Walhalla where all the interesting stuff can be found.
So this was part 1 of our “Getting Started” series. Stay tuned for part 2 where I will show you how to add a custom domain name to your tenant.
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