As of today, Office 365 is growing in popularity among most people. Most businesses have been waiting for the new and improved version of Microsoft’s productivity suite to become available for them to buy or have upgraded.
Since many organizations, either small or large are now using the suite, it becomes important to look into Office 365 support as soon as possible. Here are a few tips that will assist you in making the best use of Office 365.
First, if you plan to purchase a subscription, make sure that you have already purchased an Office 365 subscription. Also, you need to check whether you are allowed to install additional software on the computer in which the application will be installed. Most companies are willing to allow you to install your own software and will be happy to answer any questions that you might have.
Once you’ve already purchased the software, make sure that you have at least some basic IT support as well. You should have already checked the hardware compatibility with the OS to ensure that all of the needed hardware will run the application.
Once you’ve picked out a preferred application, the next step is to find out what the various options are and how to activate them.
For example, most businesses are looking to get their applications activated on the Windows PCs.
If you don’t have an employee who knows about computers and has access to the machine with Windows installed, then you will need to call in the IT support department of the company to activate the computer. Even if you don’t have an IT employee, it is recommended that you find someone from within the company who is familiar with computers and will be able to activate the machines.
The Activation Process
When it comes to the activation process, the IT support team will first look to see if the application has the correct legal rights to run on the machine. If it doesn’t, then you will need to call the company’s IT support department and let them know that the application requires a license.
Activation of applications is usually simple, but for some applications there may be some software installations that need to be done manually. For those, this will require you to run a specific set of steps.
Once the steps are completed, and the licenses are verified, you can go ahead and login and try out the computer with the business name. Keep in mind that once you’ve used the computer, you’ll have to use it with the organization’s name.
- Once you’re satisfied with the activation process, you will want to test the applications on your own machine.
- It’s always a good idea to test the compatibility first.
- Once you’ve confirmed that everything works as it should, then it’s time to ask your support staff to make sure that all the systems and programs are ready for the upgrade.
- You should find that the application doesn’t take up too much space on the machine, which makes it very easy to upgrade the system.