If you're new to Office Online or OneDrive getting started is simple. Just follow the instructions provided in this free lesson.
Creating a Microsoft account is the first step in getting started with OneDrive. Once you have an account, you can access your own personal OneDrive storage space. A Microsoft account also includes Office Online, as well as other online features like Calendar and Messenger.
In this lesson, you'll learn how to set up your own Microsoft account and how to access and navigate the OneDrive interface. We'll also talk about how to download and install the OneDrive app to your computer, which makes it easy to sync files across multiple devices.
Before you can use Office Online and OneDrive, you'll need a Microsoft account. If you already have a @hotmail.com, @live.com, or @outlook.com email account (or any other account that lets you use a Microsoft service), you already have a Microsoft account. To access OneDrive, just sign in with your existing account.
Just like with any online service, it's important to choose a strong password—in other words, one that is difficult for someone else to guess. For more information, check out our Password Tips lesson.