Microsoft® Office 365
Stage 1 Training Course

The first step in becoming a proficient user of Microsoft 365. Work anywhere, from any device.

Duration: 2 hours

Getting Started with Microsoft® Office 365

About this course

This introductory course is offered as a 2-hour online course focusing on getting you started in Microsoft Office 365. It covers the skills that are essential to continue to work interrupted on 'go-live' day and answers the questions "what is working in the cloud?" and "where do I save to now?" 

Is this course suitable for you or your team?

This course is aimed at people who are ready to learn the new features that Microsoft 365 offers. This course is definitely for you if:

  • You are new to Microsoft 365 and would like a beginner course
  • An upgrade to Microsoft 365 is just around the corner and you'd like a heads up as to what it is and what to expect on 'go-live' day
  • You have been using Microsoft 365 for a while and you're feeling that gaining some understanding in how to use it better would be beneficial
  • You started using Microsoft 365 during lockdown and may’ve picked up bad habits because #pandemic, so you need structured learning that’ll fill in the gaps and help you consolidate what you already know with best practice

Learning outcomes

This hands-on course guides you through creating a new document in OneDrive, sharing and editing the file with others and introduces key apps that come with Microsoft 365 Business subscription. The course is complemented with quick reference cheat sheets.

Course pre-requisites

An understanding of previous versions of Microsoft® Office would be beneficial but not essential. Learners will require a PC with access to their Microsoft® Office 365 Premium (or equivalent) subscription. 

What you will learn...

Introducing Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft 365 provides a range of apps that can be used online, or from your desktop. Working in the cloud transforms the way you collaborate with your team and people external to your company. In this module you will learn what it is, how to navigate and the fundamentals of working in the cloud.


What is it and what does working in the cloud mean?

Differences when working in Online apps or Desktop apps

Getting the most from the Start Page

Navigating and personalising settings

Creating and Saving in the Cloud

Saving in the cloud is a new concept. Learn how to save, as well as where to save, and how you can roll back to an older version. Gain an understanding of the storage options and when to use SharePoint, OneDrive and Teams file storage.  


Storing files in SharePoint vs OneDrive vs Teams

Autosave and Version Control

Working in OneDrive

Recycle Bin


Learn how to share your files with colleagues and people who work outside of your organisation. Master how to collaborate on a document in real-time with many others.


New ways of sharing and collaborating

Sharing internally and externally

Collaborating in real-time


Understand how to sync your files from the cloud to your File Explorer and learn the options to make syncing go smoothly. 


Sync across devices

File Explorer sync options

Useful Apps to explore further

Microsoft 365 comes with a variety of apps to manage your tasks, communications, notes and plans. Learn about the super useful apps, like Planner and Teams, and how to utilise them to save time, track tasks and be more effective and productive.


Outlook Online



What you will get...

Learners are fully supported during and after the workshop with a quick reference cheat sheet that covers the key things they need to know to get started.

Capped class size to ensure you have the hands-on time required and your questions answered.

Need proof of your Continuing Professional Development (CPD)? On completion of the workshop, by request, we will send you a “Certificate of Attendance” confirming your participation and the duration of the training session.

For onsite workshops only

Please note: we are currently running onsite workshops in the Auckland region only.

The quick reference cheat sheet used during the onsite session will be emailed to your nominated onsite contact prior to the session. Having a printed copy handy during the learning will be extremely beneficial to your learners.

Need training laptops? Not a problem. For a small fee we can supply laptops for you to use. We have 6 to share. All are thoroughly sanitised before and after use.

For online sessions only

We use Microsoft Teams or the latest version of Zoom to deliver live online sessions. If you would like to follow along with your trainer please ensure you have logged in to your Microsoft® Office 365 Premium (or equivalent) subscription.

Having a webcam and headphones ensures you can enjoy interacting with your trainer and fellow participants. Please ensure your browser software is up to date too. For the best experience we recommend using Microsoft Chromium Edge or Google Chrome as your browser.

Details on how to connect to the session, along with your quick reference cheat sheet will be emailed to you prior to your session. Having a printed copy handy during your learning will be extremely beneficial to your learning.

Any questions, please contact us at

Microsoft 365 Getting Started course
  • online

  • Onsite

Online LIVE instructor led course

$225 excl GST, pp

Need a quote for a group online session?
Please contact us today.

This training is designed for users of Windows OS and may not be suitable for Mac users

Keen to do both Getting Started and Teams Power Tips sessions? 

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"Very Enjoyable!"

Wonderful, fun, interactive, real-life facilitator - made the session very enjoyable!

Janelle Kilgour

HR Comms Coordinator

"Good hands-on examples"
An absolutely amazing trainer! Really encouraging and able to relate to learners. Good hands-on examples.

Andre Nair

HSEQ Manager

"I will work smarter"
I will work smarter. What in the past was done as trial and error will be more precise and correct.

Anaheeta Sethna

Accounts Administrator

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