Get help or support for Office 365

There are several ways that you, as the admin, can get help and support with Office 365. On the Office 365 admin page, you can open an assistance panel for admins that provides instant access to articles, videos, and an online community of experts. You can also go to a support page with links to top issues, service requests and a phone number for live support.

Quick steps

  1. Sign in to Office 365 at https://portal.microsoft.com.
  2. At the top of the page, select Admin to go to the Office 365 admin center.
  3. Do any of the following:
  • To open the assistance panel for admins, tap or click anywhere in the right-hand margin.
    Click in the right-hand margin to show or hide the Assistance panel
  • To see top issues, start service requests, and find other online support, select Get help and online support.
    Get help and online support button
  • To see general Office 365 administrator help, select the Help icon in the header.
    Select ? to get general admin help

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Frequently asked questions


How do I find the phone number for customer support?

  1. Sign in to Office 365 at https://portal.microsoft.com.
  2. At the top of the page, select Admin to go to the Office 365 admin center.
  3. Select Get help and online support.
  4. Select New service request.
  5. On the new service request page, select Contact Support.

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How do I find other topics in the assistance panel?

If you don’t see the topic you’re looking for in the assistance panel, you can search for something else by typing in the Search box.

Enter search words in the Assistance panel to look for topics

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What if I don’t see the topic I’m looking for in the Assistance panel?

If your search isn’t finding the topic you’re looking for, you might try your question with the online community. In the Assistance panel, select Ask your question and then type in your question.

Ask the Office 365 online community a question

If other people asked similar questions, you’ll see a list of related topics.

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What if no one in the online community has asked my question?

Sometimes you’ll have a question that no one else has asked yet. In this case, you can ask the community a new question. In the Assistance panel, select Ask your question and type in your question. If there are no existing questions that match your query, you’ll see an Add your question button.

Add a new question to poll the Office 365 online community

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What if I’m not sure about what I’m looking for?

Sometimes you might be unfamiliar with terminology or not exactly sure what task you need to perform. In this case you might try the troubleshooting tool:

  1. On the Admin center page, select Get help and online support.
  2. Select Try the troubleshooting tool.

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How do I see help topics for other areas of Office 365?

To open context-sensitive help for other areas of Office 365, such as Outlook, Calendar, OneDrive or Sites, select the Office 365 page you want, and then select the Help icon. The example below shows the assistance panel opened for the OneDrive for Business page.

The assistance panel opened for OneDrive for Business

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 Tip    Return to Office 365 Small Business setup center.

 
 
Applies to:
Office 365 Small Business admin