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Complete Guide To Onboard Your Organization To Office 365

This article will help you to get your organization onboarded to the Office 365 environment.

Nowadays, most organizations are migrating to the Office 365 environment to utilize the most amazing services offered by Microsoft for their business needs.

But most of the organizations are not aware of what type of subscription they can purchase for their business. So, the below URL may help you to compare each subscription and will help you find the right one.

So, in this article, I am going to show you how to purchase a new Office 365 subscription and configure it for your office environment. Here, I am going to purchase a trial version of Office 365 E3 license for article purposes; so that it will not ask for any credit card details.

Before getting into the process, we require one custom domain to configure Office 365 with your domain to utilize the exchange and Skype for business. I have already purchased one custom domain at www.Godaddy.com, so let’s begin to purchase the E3 license.

Step 1

Visit this URL https://products.office.com/en-in/business/office-365-enterprise-e3-business-software to purchase office 365 E3 license.
 
Complete Guide To Onboard Your Organization To Office 365

Step 2

Provide all your information, like First Name, Last Name, organizational email ID, Phone number, and Company Name and click "Next".

Complete Guide To Onboard Your Organization To Office 365

Step 3

Create one Cloud User account with a password and the format would be userID@doamain.onmicrosoft.com.

Complete Guide To Onboard Your Organization To Office 365

Step 4

Then, scroll to the screen below and there, you can see the terms and condition. There, you can select the required checkbox and create your account.

Complete Guide To Onboard Your Organization To Office 365

Step 5

As a next step, you will receive an OTP to your given mobile number on step 2 to prove that you are not a robot.

Complete Guide To Onboard Your Organization To Office 365

Step 6

Once you provide a valid OTP, then click "Next" and at that moment, the user account will be created.

Complete Guide To Onboard Your Organization To Office 365

Step 7

On successful user creation, the Office 365 environment will be created just at that moment and you will get an option like "You’re ready to go …->"

Complete Guide To Onboard Your Organization To Office 365

Step 8

Once you click this option, it will take you to the https://www.office.com and there, you can see all the Office 365 sub-service components.

Complete Guide To Onboard Your Organization To Office 365

Step 9

In the above screen, you can see one button called Admin that will take you to the Office 365 Admin Center. https://admin.microsoft.com/Adminportal/Home?source=applauncher#/homepage

Complete Guide To Onboard Your Organization To Office 365

Step 10

In the above screen, you can see Office 365 E3 setup is incomplete, which means your Office 365 environment is ready to use but you need to configure that to use in your custom domain.

Configure your Office 365 to your custom domain

There are multiple ways to configure your custom domain to newly purchased Office 365. Either you can use the "Go to setup" option from the home screen of the Admin Center or you can click the Setup option from the left navigation of Admin Center and click "Domains".

Step 1

As a first step, you need to provide a domain name as mentioned below.

Complete Guide To Onboard Your Organization To Office 365

Step 2

After a few minutes of loading, on the next screen, you will see your domain registered name. In my case, it is GoDaddy.com. So, I selected "Sign in to GoDaddy".

Complete Guide To Onboard Your Organization To Office 365

Step 3

Once you click Verify, a small popup window will open to authorize the login to the GoDaddy account.

Complete Guide To Onboard Your Organization To Office 365

Ste 4

And you will be prompted to log into your GoDaddy account using username and password.

Complete Guide To Onboard Your Organization To Office 365

Step 5

After successful authorization, it will ask you to create users to assign the license.

Complete Guide To Onboard Your Organization To Office 365

Step 6

After completing the user creation, you will get three options to notify userss of the temporary password for email, download, and print.

Complete Guide To Onboard Your Organization To Office 365

Step 7

On the next step, it will ask you to select the online service like Exchange and Skype for business, you can select both and click "Next".

Complete Guide To Onboard Your Organization To Office 365

Step 8

Then, you will get two options like add record for me and I will manage my own DNS record. Some organizations will migrate to a complete cloud environment and some organizations may use a hybrid version of Office 365.

Complete Guide To Onboard Your Organization To Office 365

Step 9

Then, it will ask you to migrate your mailbox to Office 365 if any. Here, I am giving "don’t migrate" email message since I don’t have any third party Exchange service.

Complete Guide To Onboard Your Organization To Office 365

Step 10

Then, based on your inputs, it will generate some configuration records like MX record, CNAME, TXT, SRV record to enable your incoming and outgoing email and Skype for business calls.

Complete Guide To Onboard Your Organization To Office 365

Step 11

Office 365 will automatically create all the records for you in your domain registered account but in case you get any error, then you need to update the record manually.

Complete Guide To Onboard Your Organization To Office 365

Step 12

Onceyou have completed all the steps, then, you will see the below screen which means your newly-purchased Office 365 is ready to use.

Complete Guide To Onboard Your Organization To Office 365

Conclusion

These are the steps to purchase a new subscription of Office 365 and configure to your custom domain to enable the Exchange and Skype for business services. This subscription is for an annual commitment but you can contact Online services to change the subscription to a  monthly commitment so you will pay Microsoft on a monthly basis. You can cancel the subscription at any time but some penalty will apply.