Sign Up Office 365 process is briefer when you compare with several other domain hosting companies as you can either buy a license before or after sign up. So long as your trial period of 30 days is not exceeded. Microsoft has made available two service plans for office 365. Office 365 Business and Office 365 Enterprise.
The two service plans have been made available with some different features. If you wish to compare and contrast their features use this link for easy comparison; Office 365 Service Plan Comparison.
Microsoft has made it possible for users to be able to switch between the two service plans by either Upgrading/Downgrading from one plan to the other. Two major plans are Office 365 Business and Enterprise Plan. Also users can run the both plans in parallel. Must have in mind, some of their Limitation between each other.
This write up and steps will guide you and make sign up process easier for people who are not yet use to the process.
Take note of the following before proceeding;
Country – it’s important to make good decisions while choosing a country. This is because Microsoft uses this information to deliver the right services. This implies that services render to different regions can vary.
Steps to Sign Up Office 365 account
Here I will be using the free trial of office 365 but you can also use Buy Now Button to setup your office 365 accounts. The additional thing here is the aspect of purchasing the number of licenses you want.
- Click on the following Office 365 Business Premium or Office 365 Enterprise E3 depending on the service plan you wish to go for.
- On both service plans you will see Free Trial and Buy Now. click on “Free trial”
- When you click on the Free trial text, a new window will come up where you will need to fill-in your details. Just as shown on the example below. On completion then click on the “Next” button.
- This will move you to the next window where you will Create your User ID and Password. Note: make wise decision while choosing a User ID and Password because they are you sign in requirements. Click on the Create my Account button in other to proceed.
- The next window will require you to prove that you are not a Robot by ticking one of the options either “Text me” or Call me”. Each option you checked or ticked will request a phone number for verification. Note: make sure you first select your country code before inputting your phone number. After which, you click on the button that shows up which could be “Text me” or “Call me”.
- Still on the process of verification. A call will be sent within some seconds to the phone number you have provided or a text will be sent. All depends on the option you choose for your verification. On the call or text they will communicate a verification code to you.
- The last but not the least window, will request for the verification code that they sent to you. Type it on the box provided then click on the Next button to proceed.
- The last window will display an information that contains office 365 sign-in page link and your User ID then you are ready to go.
You have succeeded in creating an office 365 free trial account.
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