Installing Office 365

In order to Install Office 365 one would have to follow these steps-

  1. Login to the http://portal.office.com Screenshot (173).png
  2. Then click on Install Office.
  3. After installing Office 365  , activate the Office suite using your Office 365 credentials.

The Installation time might vary from 20-30 minutes depending on your Internet connection. In order to check the status or the progress of the Installation, click on the tray icon that says Office 365.

 

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Uninstalling Office 365-Method 2

I had written a blog about 3 months ago regarding Uninstalling Office 365. There is another way to do this which appears to be more efficient. All you have to do is click on this link . This would take you to a Microsoft Office page regarding Uninstalling Office 365. It would show 3 options, we are going to follow the 2nd option ie- Completely uninstall Office with the easy fix tool. Screenshot (167).png

Click on the Download button and the tool would take care of the rest. This is a recommended method by the Microsoft Tech. Support Team and it would always make sense to follow this 🙂

 

Notification on Office Updates

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In Office 365 updates are applied periodically. If updates are to take place, all the open Applications have to be closed. So In case a User is working on an application, he/she needs to be notified before updates occur.

Normally a User is given a notification every 2 hours starting from 12 hours before the deadline. And once the deadline is reached, the User is given a 15 minute warning before Office is restarted. This is done so that the User can save their work before the Application closes.

In order to apply or set a deadline, one can either use Group Policy or the Configuration file from the Office Deployment Tool. If a Deadline is applied to both of them, then the Group Policy takes precedence.

Uninstalling Office 365

There might be times when you want to uninstall Office 365. Some of the reasons might be that the current Installation is causing Issues or you might have Installed the wrong system type. For example you might have Installed a 32 bit version of Office 365 but the O.S. of your computer might be 64 bit or vice-versa.

Uninstalling Office 365 is not too difficult and it doesn’t take a long time. Normally it takes approximately 11 Minutes to Uninstall. Here are the steps to uninstall Office 365 on Windows 10.

Total Time: 11 Minutes

Steps

  1. Do Win+X and click on Programs and Features.screenshot-100
  2. Then Select Office 365 , do a right click and choose Uninstall
  3. Then you would see a Dialog Box which says that it is Uninstalling.Screenshot (91).pngScreenshot (92).png
  4. It would run through 4 steps. And after the 4th Step, it would notify that the un installation was successful. Screenshot (93).png
  5. Now you might have to Restart your computer in order to complete the process.

 

Office 365 Video

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Office 365 Video is one of the newer applications released for the Office 365 Suite. It is basically modeled in the form of Youtube. One can create channels and upload videos on to that. Videos which are popular among the viewers are listed under the Trending Category. Apart from this it has got an Integration with Yammer as well. One could comment on a Video which would get notified on Yammer.

It can also report statistics for a video. It can show graphs regarding the views which the video has got in recent months.

Click-to-run Technology

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Microsoft uses the Click-to-run Technology for deploying Office 365 Applications on a Computer. One of the main features of Click-To-Run Technology is that a User can begin working on an Application even before it is fully downloaded something which is not possible with the traditional MSI (Windows Installer) Model. It is similar to streaming content on YouTube. One does not wait for the whole video to download before viewing it. A user can start watching the Video even if it is still downloading.

Applications deployed using the Click-To-Run Technology require the Internet for Activation. It cannot be deployed on Shared Computers using Remote Desktop Services or on Windows To Go Usb Devices.