Office 365 from Scratch
Latest update: March 2021
365 and Office 365 are Microsoft's brand names for a group
software and services hosted in the cloud. For this book,
it does not matter if your subscription has the name Office
365 or Microsoft 365, because Office 365 from Scratch
describes apps that are included in most 365 Enterprise
and Business subscriptions.
These apps can integrate with each other and with Microsoft
365 groups, and the book contains many examples on how this
can enhance the 365 tenant.
Office 365 from Scratch is primarily intended for
administrators and other power users, so the book explains
how users, apps and content can be controled. The
book is however also useful for others who want to learn
about the possibilities given with their Microsoft/Office
After an introduction to the platform and to the Microsoft
365 Admin center, Office 365 from Scratch describes
the most important parts, Exchange, Office, SharePoint and
Microsoft 365 Groups. Other chapters introduce Delve, OneDrive,
Stream, Teams, Planner, Yammer, the Power Platform, Forms
and Sway. All the apps in the image to the right are included
in the book, even if all of them don't have their own chapters.
Many sections have links to
Office 365 Tips articles. Consider these articles as
a good complement to the book. They don't show the latest
versions of all apps, but they can still enhance the learning
Office 365 from Scratch cannot be a full description
of everything in Office 365. The topic is huge, and for
more advanced users Microsoft has a lot of detailed information
on their websites. Instead, this book gives an overview,
so that you know what is available and interesting to your
organization and which are the correct search terms for
your continued exploration of Office 365.
Office 365 from Scratch is available in hardcover,
paperback and Kindle e-book editions via
From Amazon reviews:
"A good high level summary of Office 365 apps and functionality."
"A great source of information for someone new to Office