The Basics of Using Office 365 in Your
This document covers
basic usage of Office 365 via a web browser on your desktop or laptop computer
and may be relevant to tablet users who are accessing the service via a browser
app. For information about using Office 365 on most Mobile devices, please see
the document on Mobile Basics.
The major browsers are all supported
for Office 365:
- Internet Explorer
- Google Chrome
For specifics on which
versions work best, please see the Microsoft document on "Browser compatibility requirements for Office 365.
and Logging In
To access your account from your browser:
After You've Logged In
Office 365 Menu Bar
When you log in via the web, you'll notice that every page has a
menu bar across the top. The menu bar contains:
- links to the services
available in Office 365 – Outlook, Calendar & People (Newsfeed, SkyDrive &
Sites maybe listed, but are not included at this time)
- a status pull-down
menu where you can set your ‘presence’
- a settings pull-down
- a help icon
Office 365 Web Apps
- Outlook - allows you to view, send and receive email. It's the first screen you'll see when you login to Office 365. For information about working with Outlook Web App, see the Microsoft Help Document for Mail in Outlook Web App.
- Calendar - displays your personal calendar and also allows you to see other calendars that have been made available to you. For information about using theCalendar from the Outlook Web App, see the Microsoft Help Documentation for Calendar in Outlook Web App.
- People - allows you to view and edit your personal contacts. You'll also be able to access other contact information from the UF Global Address List (GAL). For more information about using contacts and the GAL, see the Micrsoft Help Documentation for People in Outlook Web App.