Office 365 - Getting Started with Office 365

A document will guide you through some of the common features within Office 365 that will help you start using and interacting with your Office 365 account.

In this document:


Account Management

Reserving a First.Last name email address

A new naming convention for email addresses is being introduced to provide consistency across the university, and to reap the benefits of brand recognition by using addresses that are easily identifiable as a UW-Madison entity. When your Office 365 account is activated (in the form of NetID@wisc.edu), you will have the option to add another email address in the form of first.lastname@wisc.edu. All faculty/staff are required to reserve a firstname.lastname@wisc.edu email address. It is available to students, however it is not required. This account will be added to your Office 365 account (NetID@wisc.edu) as an alternate address, not affecting any of your old settings or emails.

To reserve or change your firstame.lastname address, refer to Office 365 - Reserve or change your firstname.lastname@wisc.edu address.

Setting a primary address

Upon activation within Office 365, your primary address is your NetID@wisc.edu. After you have reserved your first.last email address, you can choose this new address to be your primary address within Office 365. Note: the primary address will be the only address that will be visible (searchable) in the Office 365 Global Address List. Although an account in Office 365 can have multiple email addresses, each account has only one "primary address".

To change your primary address, refer to Office 365 - Change your Primary Address.

Accessing Your Account

Via browser (Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Safari)

Any recommended browser (Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Safari) can be used to access your Office 365 account. Microsoft's Office 365 web client is called Outlook Web access. It can be accessed via https://email.wisc.edu/.

Via desktop/mobile client

The recommended/supported desktop/mobile client is Microsoft Outlook. To configure your account, refer to Office 365 - Set up your mobile device or desktop client.

Additional Account Options

Setting up inbox rules/filters

Inbox rules/filters help reduce clutter in your Inbox, which allow you to focus on items that are important to you. Refer to Office 365 (Outlook on the web) - Filtering email with inbox and sweep rules.

How to's in Email/Calendar

For commonly used actions, refer to email | calendar how to's.




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Owner:Ara M.Group:Office 365
Created:2015-10-30 14:41 CDTUpdated:2016-05-04 15:53 CDT
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