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You want to create mailboxes in Exchange Online and use Office 365. Before you can do that, you have to setup an Office 365 tenant and configure the tenant after that. The good thing is that you can create an Office 365 tenant without credit card and with a 30-day free trial, including 25 licenses. In this article, we will set up an Office 365 tenant step by step.
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Create an Office 365 trial tenant
It’s great that you can create an Office 365 tenant trial for 30 days before you start paying for the licenses. Only great products come with free trials.
Start your favorite web browser and go to the Office 365 E3 product page. Click on Free trial.
You don’t need a credit card to create an Office 365 tenant trial.
You will create the Office 365 tenant in four steps, and you can start to configure the Office 365 tenant.
Step 1. Set up your account
Enter the email address that you want to configure with Office 365. Click Next.
Don’t worry; it will not immediately configure your domain. It’s just a check if that domain is already configured with Office 365.
Click on Create new account.
Step 2. Tell us about yourself
Fill in the information. Click Next.
Click Send Verification Code to verify your phone number.
Fill in the verification code. Click Verify.
Step 3. Create your business identity
Add the domain name. Try to use the same domain name as your primary domain that you will configure later on.
Create the admin account and click on Sign up.
Microsoft is creating your account.
Step 4. You’re all set
That’s it. You did sign up for an Office 365 tenant. Click on Go to Setup.
The Microsoft 365 admin center page shows up.
You can always reach the Microsoft 365 admin center page by going directly to https://admin.microsoft.com. Make sure to bookmark the page as you will use it many more.
In the next article, we will add a domain to Office 365 tenant.
In this article, you learned how to create an Office 365 tenant. It’s a straight forward setup with four steps that will set you a brand new Office 365 tenant. After the setup completes, you will carry on to the Microsoft 365 admin center.
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