Outlook on the Web (OWA) Quick Start Guide and Office 365 Web Apps (Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, Word)

You’ve already noticed this if you have a smartphone. The whole idea of software updates has been turned upside down. If there’s something new and improved, it’s on the way to you, right away. Microsoft Office 365 works just like that.

microsoft office suite icons

You’re in the cloud now. You can access Office 365 anywhere, and when you do, you’re using software that’s undergoing constant improvement. So, how do you stay on top of what’s new? Take a look at these Office 365 quick reference guides from MessageOps:

Only from MessageOps – Office 365 Quick Start Guides

These quick start guides are brand new, so new, that not even Microsoft offers them. Each guide starts with the best way to open the program and then marches you through the most important features.

The guides live up to their names. They’re quick to read, but packed with helpful information and tips. If you ever wondered about a core feature, you’ll get a concise rundown. They’re PDFs, so you can even store them on your mobile phone.

“When did they add that feature?”

Constant updates delivered by the cloud means you could be using a new version of Office 365 every time you open a program. Most of the updates are focused on performance. You don’t need a quick start guide for those “under the hood” tweaks.

Along the way, Office 365 adds new features. Using them is intuitive, a process of discovery. That’s the way it should be. Microsoft wants you to think, “Oh, cool. That’s “now” and helpful!” instead of “Oh, no. What happened?”

These quick start guides highlight new features as they take you from start to finish with each application.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams – the new chat-based workspace in Office 365. Microsoft Teams is an entirely new experience that brings together people, conversations and content – along with the tools that teams need – so they can easily collaborate to achieve more. It’s naturally integrated with the familiar Office applications and is built from the ground up on the Office 365 global, secure cloud.

Download Microsoft Teams Quick Start Guide 

Outlook on the Web (OWA)

You’ll love this one. It’s formatted so you can print it out as four cards to keep handy on your desk. If it’s important to know, or it makes emailing easier, it’s here on these cards. Did you know you could add a new contact from an email with a single click? Find out how with this guide.

Set up your signature, manage receipts and out of office auto-replies with just a glance at the guide. Outlook has made email easy, and these cards will get you just as familiar with the Outlook’s calendar.
Download Outlook on the Web (OWA) Quick Start Guide

Excel Web App

This guide is just as valuable for Excel power-users as it is for new users. You’re working with cloud-based software now, so the guide quickly explains the multiple ways you can create, store, and share Excel spreadsheets that are accessible anywhere. The sharing part is important because if you’re working online, you can invite others to join you to collaborate in real time.

The Excel guide is packed with tips to make quick work out of some of the program’s most common features. There’s plenty learn, especially about the Excel web app.
Download Excel Web App Guide

OneNote Web App

“Where’s the Save command?” It’s something a lot of people ask when they first experience OneNote Online. This quick start guide explains why there’s no need to worry about saving your work. All Office 365 online programs save your files automatically and continuously.

You’ll speed through tips on how to add links, pictures, and even draw tables. For serious note-takers, there’s information on how to add or reorder pages, and even include more sections.
Sometimes you want to share your notes, and invite people to collaborate. You’ll find the simple steps for doing both as you get to the end of the guide.
Download OneNote Web App Guide

PowerPoint Web App

Is it possible to pack the most important things you need to know about this presentation software in just nine pages? It is, and it’s because MessageOps has picked out only the essentials.

Whether you’re creating a new presentation or editing an existing one, the guide briskly takes you through the steps. You’ll soon be comfortable adding transitions, and moving directly to where you want to go instead of clicking through each slide.

The power of the cloud means you can coauthor presentations in real time, and the guide shows you how. You’ll even learn a few tips about printing and adding speaker notes.
Download PowerPoint Web App Guide

Word Web App

Microsoft’s powerful and feature-loaded Word processing program gets sliced and diced into digestible reference assets in this MessageOps guide. Yes, it’s a bit longer than the other guides, but there’s so much to know!

You may have mastered the basics, but now you can tap into some of the time-saving features you weren’t sure how to use. Find out how to collaborate by sharing documents and using comments instead of editing. Have you shied away from using headers, footers and page numbering? This guide will demystify them for you.
Download Word Web App Guide

Only What’s Important

These Office 365 reference guides stay true to their name. If you’re new to Microsoft Office, the guides get you up and running faster than you might have thought possible. You’ll find value in them even if you’re a long-time user of the Microsoft Office Suite, too. They’re packed with plenty of “I didn’t know that” tips – especially for the online versions.

Was this article helpful?