20 October, 2021
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How to create your own Microsoft 365 tenant – Beginner’s Guide Series.

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.

Getting Started - How to create your own Office 365 tenant.

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.

Getting Started - How to create your own Office 365 tenant.

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.

Getting Started - How to create your own Office 365 tenant.

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.

Getting Started - How to create your own Office 365 tenant.

Now choose how you want to get your verification code (by text or by phone). Click on Send verification code.

Getting Started - How to create your own Office 365 tenant.

Use the received verification code and click on Verify.

Getting Started - How to create your own Office 365 tenant.

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.

Getting Started - How to create your own Office 365 tenant.

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.

Getting Started - How to create your own Office 365 tenant.

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

Getting Started - Confirm your tenant creation

Congratulations, you’ve just created your Microsoft 365 tenant. Now all the fun can begin.

For now, click Exit setup.

Getting Started - Microsoft 365 admin center
Getting Started - Microsoft 365 admin center

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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Nicky De Westelinck

Nicky De Westelinck is a Modern Workplace Consultant for Wortell Belgium with several years of experience in Microsoft 365. His main focus is Microsoft EndPoint Manager and Microsoft 365 Administration. He is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer since 2021.

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