Creating Cloud Users for the NEW Office 365

The next step after signing up and configuring your domain, for Office 365, is to start adding some users. Keep in mind that this is for a new install with no user migration. If you are migrating from Exchange 2003, 2007 or 2010, then please skip to those posts as they will create users as part of the migration process.


  1. Open Internet Explorer



  3. Click Users and Groups


    This will take you to the user administration page. Here you will be able to add, delete, restore and view all cloud users and groups for Office 365


  4. Click the + (add) button


  5. Fill out the basic details for the user


    If you have multiple domains added to your Office 365 account, then you can use the drop down and change the domain to the one you want to use.


  6. Click Additional details and complete as needed or wanted


  7. Click Next


  8. Assign an Administrator role to the new user, if required
    1. Review the roles here


  9. Choose a location for the user, required


  10. Click Next


  11. Assign a license to the user


  12. Click Next


  13. Chose an administrator to receive the setup email, if not required uncheck.


  14. Click create


    Office 365 will create the user account and kick of the provisioning process for the Exchange and Lync accounts. You will also be given a temporary password for the user account. You will be asked to change this password on first login with that account.

  15. Click Finish


Complete Series:

Getting to know the NEW Office 365

  1. Does Microsoft have FREE training for the NEW Office 365?
  2. Signing up for the NEW Office 365
  3. Adding and Verifying a Domain for the NEW Office 365
  4. Creating Cloud Users for the NEW Office 365
  5. Configuring Desktops for the NEW Office 365
  6. Exchange 2003 Cutover Migration to the NEW Office 365
  7. Exchange 2007 Cutover Migration to the NEW Office 365
  8. Setting up AD FS and Enabling Single Sign-On to the NEW Office 365
  9. Setting up AD FS Proxy Servers for Single Sign-On to the NEW Office 365
  10. Setting up Directory Synchronization with the NEW Office 365
  11. Activating and Licensing a Synchronized User in the NEW Office 365
  12. Testing Single Sign-on to the NEW Office 365
  13. Making the Single Sign-On Solution Highly Available
  14. Exchange Hybrid Deployment with the NEW Office 365

Thanks for visiting and reading my posts. I am always looking for more ideas. Please comment or email me with what you would like to see.

Kelsey Epps

Office 365 MVP

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