Microsoft Office 365 on - Starter Guide

Are you looking for ways to improve productivity and overall team collaboration for your small business? Do you want to give your employees the power to work from anywhere and on almost any device?

Microsoft Office 365 is a fully equipped suite of business tools that will not only improve productivity and collaboration, it will stretch your budget.

The purpose of this guide is to help customers understand the key tools and tasks used to purchase and manage Microsoft Office 365 subscriptions.

There are three main tools you will need to use when working with Office 365: the Marketplace, the Customer Control Panel, and the customer-level Microsoft Office admin portal. You can perform different specific tasks on each of the three tools: Marketplace: purchase new subscriptions and you will find the link for logging in to the Customer Control Panel.

   Customer Control Panel: order more services and manage your existing Office 365 subscriptions.

   Microsoft customer-level admin portal: manage Office 365 users and licenses.

Keep reading for more information. Marketplace

You can order Office 365 subscriptions on the Marketplace, If you have purchased Office 365 with us before, you can log in to your account when purchasing additional services. If you are an existing customer but you have not purchased Office 365 with us before, you will need to create a new account.

Customer Control Panel

The Customer Control Panel, powered by Odin, is where you will manage your existing Office 365 tenants. When you purchase your first Office 365 subscriptions and sign up for a new account, you will receive an email with your login information and the URL. You can also log in by clicking the Control Panel link at the top, right-hand side of the Marketplace page.

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Follow these links for step-by-step instructions for tasks you can perform in the Customer Control Panel:

   Adding Seats to an Existing Office 365 Subscription through the Customer Control Panel

   Viewing Your Office 365 Subscription Information

   Retrieving Your Office 365 Admin Portal Credentials


Microsoft Customer-level Admin Portal

The third tool that you will use to manage your Office 365 tools is the customer-level admin portal. Click the links below for step-by-step instructions for some of the tasks you can perform in the admin portal.

   Creating Office 365 End User Profiles 

   Managing Office 365 End User Profiles

   Adding and Changing Assigned Licenses on Office 365 User Profiles


By now you should have an understanding of some of the basic tasks you will need to get started with your Office 365 services. For additional support, visit our Marketplace support page.


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