Connect Outlook Desktop to Office 365

Office 365 help series – Outlook for Desktop

Outlook for Desktop

This video below explains how to connect desktop versions of Outlook to Office 365’s Exchange Online email service.  Business Premium and Enterprise users can download the Office 2016 App suite from the Office 365 portal.

For guidance on using the browser based web app, Outlook Web App (OWA), click here.

This tutorial uses Outlook 2016 for desktop. The method is the same for Outlook 2013 and 2010, although navigating to Outlook’s settings might differ from one version to another.

Establishing an Outlook email account, or “profile”, will also connect you to other services like Contacts, Calendar, and Tasks. Most of the features available in Outlook for desktop are available in Outlook Web Access (OWA). The advantage of using Outlook for Desktop are:

  • more tools for composition and editing
  • local copies of email, calendars, and tasks
  • tools for connecting to local file stores using Outlook’s desktop
  • tools for connecting to OneDrive and Sharepoint

OWA is still an important feature. For instance, use OWA settings to change passwords.

Click on the “best practice” video tutorial below to find out how to connect workstations and laptops to Office 365, GMail, and other tasks.