Getting started with Office 365

Bringing it all together

Phil Scattergood · 07 May 2019

Now that you have found a provider that’s willing to help, it’s time to get started. The important steps are figuring out just who needs what, installation, setup, familiarization, and training. Getting your people used to Office 365 and all it can do doesn’t take long, but it is important. 

 in a small business setting, I'm normally the person who would come onsite and help with the planning stage. It’s important to take each person through the install and set-up process. That’s why I write the Office 365 blogs – I believe in old fashioned customer service and I want to be a part of what happens. Explaining to each user that their new Office 365 can be set-up for that one person to use on 5 separate devices usually needs some hands-on help where phones and tablets might be concerned. 

There’s always a few questions and the little niggles that need to be sorted, and that’s important too. Efficient, easy and streamlined, that’s the way to get things running, and keep them running. Sometimes it might take more than a day, as people may not remember all that they have learned in the hustle & bustle of that first day. So, I often like to be sipping a coffee in the vicinity – just in case! 

 And yes, that’s right, Office 365 can be used on 5 devices for each person. So, it’s not just your work PC, Office 365 can be on your phone, iPad or tablet as well. And if you’re like me, and you can work from home occasionally, then you can also have your work documents on your home PC too. (We’ll look at that in another blog as I truly love working from anywhere, and everywhere!). So, getting set-up, and trained properly is important. Once you’re all good to go, you will find the usual office apps, like Word & Excel, as well as so much more. In the next blog, we will be looking at the best place to save your Office documents and begin a look at the “so much more”

make sure you join us for that! 

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Phil Scattergood

Phil Scattergood

Hi, I’m Phil With almost 20 years in Tech Support, I’m passionate about helping people demystify technology. Technology in your terms is the way I like to think. I love what I do, who I do it with, and who I do it for. As an avid fan of motorcycling, kayaking, and traveling, I'm often on the move. But that doesn't stop me from getting the job done. I love the idea of cloud-computing, working from anywhere, and teaching others to do the same. I believe in old-fashioned customer service, which means being available, talking to people, taking the time to understand the issues that people have, and then helping them get it right. If you have questions about the technology that you are using, feel free to send them through. I don’t always have the answers, but I certainly can help you find them!

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