These days, the use of Office 365 is rapidly increasing in the industry. However, due to license cost, every user cannot afford the license cost or before adopting to Office 365 cloud, many users or developers prefer to have a handsome experience on the use of Office 365 trial version where we can explore the product all the ways without any boundaries as this will be trial account. So, in this article, I will explain how we can create an Office 365 (E3) trial account or free sign up – subscription in just 4 steps.
4 steps to create office 365 trial account – sign up Free:
Using the just below 4 steps, we can have a ready Office 365 trial account:
- Let’s set up your account
- Tell us about yourself
- Create your business identity
- You’re all set
Steps1: Let’s set up your account
Click on the below link.
Enter your valid email id in the “Email” textbox.
In the next screen, click on the “Set up account” button as like below:
Steps 2: Tell us about yourself
In the tell us about yourself section, enter the below information:
- First Name
- Last Name
- Business phone number – your valid mobile number.
- Company Name as some meaningful text.
- Company size as 1 person
- Country or region – pick your country from the list.
Then, click on the “Next” button.
Click on the “Send Verification Code” button
Once you click on the “Send Verification Code” button, you will receive a 6 digit numeric verification code in your registered mobile number which you just entered in the previous step.
Enter the verification code into the below verification code textbox.
Then, click on the “Verify” button.
Steps 3: Create your business identity
Enter your business name in the “yourbusiness” textbox without any space. Here you can enter any meaningful text.
Click on the “Check availability” button to check the availability of the business name that you have entered because this will be an unique name.
Then, click on the “Next” button.
Then, we will get the below screen where we need to create the User ID and Password.
Enter the below information:
- Name – any meaningful text, try to do give an easy name which you can remember easily.
- Password – alphanumeric with special characters.
- Confirm password – exactly the same as Password.
Finally, click on the “Sign up” button, then wait for sometimes, before we get the “You’re all set” message.
Steps 3: You’re all set
Finally, we will get the below screen “Go to Setup” which will take us to the “You’re all set” screen.
Note down, the below login information for future uses.
Your user ID
From the above screen, click on the “Go to Setup” button. After a few seconds, it will land into the “Microsoft 365 admin center” home page – https://portal.office.com/adminportal/home?ScenarioId=signup#/m365setupwizard
- It will ask you to enter the User Name and Password – get these details from the previous steps.
Click on the “Continue” button to complete the setup.
Select the domain as “Use default domain “Your domain just you have created”
- By default the first radio button will be selected – “Add a domain you already own”.
Then, click on the “Use this domain” link, this will take us to the “Add users and assign licenses” page which you can ignore as this is trial setup.
Click on the “Do this later” link which will take us to the “Activate records” configuration page.
Click on the “Continue” button.
In the “Feedback” page, if you want to share your feedback about the Office 365 Product, you can type something and click on the “Submit” button – this is optional.
Finally, click on the “Go to admin center” link, now the “Microsoft 365 admin center” page looks like below.
With this setup, the trial account for office 365 is completed.
Now how to see the SharePoint and other products like Teams, Exchange option from the “Microsoft 365 admin center” after completing the first setup.
Click on the “Show all” link from the above admin left panel, then need to scroll down to the middle of the page – as like below:
After clicking on the “…Show all” link, if we scroll down to the page, we can see the Exchange, SharePoint, Teams and All Admin centers link under the “Admin centers” section.
We may not see the SharePoint, teams or others after just creating the Office 365 trial set up as this takes sometimes to complete these setup internally (it might take up to 30 minutes or sometimes it will be available immediately), so be patient in this. 🙂
Changes in SharePoint Online Admin Center Active Sites Report:
After creating the new office 365 trial account, if we navigate to the SharePoint admin center page (https://globalsharepoint2020-admin.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/online/AdminHome.aspx#/home), then “Active Sites” report, we’ll see 4 additional team sites have been created like, allcompany, allcompany230, allcompany454, allcompany489.
Earlier, we just had only one communication site, still, we have that like below:
Thus, article we have learned how quickly in just 4 steps we can set up the Office 365 trial free subscription – Sign up.
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