Microsoft 365 Business: public preview now available

$0 preview SKU opens doors for future SMB customer sales

Starting today, you can make the most of the momentum generated by the July Microsoft 365 Business announcement through a $0 Microsoft 365 Business public preview. The preview SKU is available on the August price list.

Microsoft 365 Business—designed specifically for partners like you who work with small and midsize business (SMB) customers—fuses the power and familiarity of Office 365 Business Premium, with tailored Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility + Security capabilities—all in single SKU.

Read the complete article to find out how you can take advantage of the Microsoft 365 Business public preview to deepen relationships with current customers and to attract new ones.

 

Microsoft Office 365 Guides and Trainings

There are video tutorials available from Lynda.com, Apple.com, and Microsoft.com on a variety of Office 365 topics. You will also find links to these video tutorials on pages throughout the Office 365 documentation.

Email Tutorials

Lynda.com has several video tutorials that cover how to get the most out of using various versions of the Outlook email client with your Office 365 account, including information about managing contacts and creating email filters or rules.

You will need to log into lynda.com.

Calendar Tutorials

Lynda.com has several video tutorials that cover how to use the calendar function of the Outlook Web App and various versions of the Outlook email clients.

You will need to log into lynda.com.

Outlook Web App

Sections 7 and 8 of Outlook Web App (2013) Essential Training cover the following calendar topics:

Section 7: Using the Calendar

  • Viewing the calendars
  • Creating and modifying appointments and events
  • Cancelling an appointment or event
  • Creating and modifying a repeating appointment
  • Printing the calendar
  • Opening a calendar shared with you
  • Viewing multiple calendars
  • Sharing your calendar with others

Section 8: Working with Meetings

  • Responding to a meeting invitation
  • Creating a meeting
  • Updating a meeting
  • Viewing responses
  • Creating repeating meetings
  • Using the Suggested Meetings app

Microsoft also provides a video tutorial on sharing and publishing your Office 365 calendar using the Outlook Web App and Outlook 2013:

Outlook 2016

Section 7 of Outlook 2016 Essential Training covers the following calendar topics:

  • Navigating the calendar
  • Changing the look of the calendar
  • Creating an appointment and an all-day event
  • Creating a meeting
  • Chairing a meeting
  • Responding to a meeting invitation
  • Opening other calendars
  • Printing, emailing, and sharing the calendar
  • Creating additional calendars
  • Setting calendar preferences

Outlook 2016 for Mac

Section 7 of Outlook 2016 for Mac Essential Training covers the following calendar topics:

  • Navigating the calendar
  • Changing the way the calendar looks
  • Creating an appointment and an all-day event
  • Creating a meeting
  • Chairing a meeting
  • Responding to a meeting invitation
  • Opening other calendars
  • Printing the calendar
  • Creating additional calendars
  • Setting calendar and weather preferences

OneDrive for Business Video Tutorials

Microsoft.com has an introductory video that explains how to use OneDrive for Business to store your work documents, to sync your work documents to your computer, and how OneDrive for Business differs from commercially available OneDrive accounts:

Skype for Business Video Tutorials

Skype for Business Documentation on Microsoft.com

Microsoft.com has several training courses available on Skype for Business. These training courses are a combination of video tutorials and written documentation. Below are some highlighted documentation links in these tutorials that cover the basic functionality of Skype for Business.

Discover Skype for Business
Joining Meetings with Skype for Business
Scheduling Meetings with Skype for Business
Leading Meetings with Skype for Business
Quick How-Tos for Skype for Business (Office 365)
Downloadable Quick Start Guides for Skype for Business

Lynda.com Tutorials

In order to access this video, you will need to log into lynda.com.

Up and Running with Skype for Business (1h 36m)

This video tutorial covers the following topics:

  • What is Skype for Business?
  • Communicating Using IM, Audio, and Video
  • Working with Contacts
  • Holding Scheduled Meetings Using Skype
  • Taking Meeting Notes
  • Using Meeting Presenter Tools
  • Using a Skype for Business App
  • Setting Skype for Business Options

Office 365 Guides

You can download Office 365 guides in PDF format below:

You can find tips on using OneNote here
You can find information on setting up a Class Notebook here

If you have been having issues with using Office 365 apps for iPad please use the link below to make sure you are using the correct usernames and how to ensure you don’t lose any work:
Troubleshooting OneDrive issues on iPad

Office 365 Resources and Information

I’ve compiled links to a number of Office 365 support sites below:

Information from Microsoft:

Training and Video Tutorials for Office 2013 and Office 365

You may even have Office 2013 installed on your computer.  In case you had nothing else more exciting planned this summer we would like to give you some quick links to our favorite FREE Microsoft training resources.  You can come back this Fall as Microsoft Office 365/2013 experts!

 

Training Options:

Online User Training: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj871004(v=office.15).aspx

Downloadable Training Courses: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/support/training-FX101782702.aspx

 

Includes Videos and Training for:

  • Office 365 (email/ sharepoint and collaboration tools in the cloud)
  • Office 2013 (running office on your computer)
  • Access 2013
  • Excel 2013
  • Skype for Business
  • Office Online
  • OneNote 2013
  • Outlook 2013
  • Project 2013
  • Publisher 2013
  • Visio 2013
  • Word 2013