Sign up for an Office 365 trial subscription for partners

If you are a registered member of the Microsoft Partner Network, you may be entitled to a trial subscription to Office 365 Enterprise. To see whether you qualify for a trial subscription, go to the Microsoft Cloud Partner website. If you qualify, you can sign up on the website. During the sign-up process, you are asked to set a new domain name and, unless you already have a user ID, to create a user ID for your account.

 Note    Before you begin the sign-up process, learn whether Office 365 is available in the country or region where you’ll use Office 365 services. For more information, see License restrictions for Office 365.

Partners located in Australia who are interested in Office 365 must obtain subscriptions through Telstra. For more information, go to the Microsoft Partner Network website.

Partners located in Australia can send trial invitations and purchase offers to customers located outside of Australia, but not to customers located in Australia.

Software requirements

Before signing up for Office 365, make sure that your computer has one of the combinations of operating system and Internet browser listed in Software requirements for Office 365.

After you sign up for Office 365, configure your computer so that software updates can be installed. These updates are required when connecting Office desktop applications to Office 365. For more information about configuring your computer to install software updates, see Use my Office desktop applications with Office 365 .

Sign in if you already have an Office 365 account

If you have previously signed up for a trial or paid subscription with Office 365, you already have an account and a user ID.

To sign in to your account:

  1. Go to the Microsoft Cloud Partner website.
  2. Click the link to sign in, and then type your user ID and password.

You are automatically signed in to Office 365 as the administrator of your organization. The Admin center page opens. An email message containing your account information is then sent to your preferred contact email address.

Sign up for Office 365 if you need a new account

During the sign-up process, you provide information about yourself and your organization, and create a new domain name and a new user ID for your account. Use the user ID each time you sign in to Office 365.

  1. Go to the Microsoft Cloud Partner website.
  2. Click the link to sign up.
  3. On the Partner sign up page, verify that the information in the fields is correct.
  4. Type a descriptive name (such as contoso) for your new domain with the following format: contoso.onmicrosoft.com.
  5. Click Check availability to ensure that the domain name is available.

The new domain name is used to create your account. After your account is created, you can use this domain name with your Office 365 services. However, if you’d rather use your hosted email or other services to use your own registered domain name, you can add your company’s registered domain name to Office 365. For information about doing so, see Add your domain to Office 365.

  1. When prompted, type a new email address to use for your user ID. Use your user ID each time you sign in to Office 365.
  2. Review the trial agreement, and if you agree, click I accept and continue to complete the sign-up process.
  3. Configure your computer so that software updates can be installed. These updates are required so that you can connect Office desktop applications to Office 365. For more information about configuring your computer to install updates, see Use my Office desktop applications with Office 365.

After you have signed up, you are automatically signed in to Office 365 as the administrator of your organization. The Admin center page displays. An email that contains your account information is sent to your preferred contact email address.

 
 
Applies to:
Office 365 Enterprise admin