Sign in with your Microsoft Account (an email address and password you use to sign into Outlook.com, Hotmail, Messenger, Xbox LIVE, etc.) or Work/School/Organizational (Office 365) Account, or run the “Not sure if you have an account?” check.
Select on the link to sign up for a Microsoft Account.
Fill out the fields with the requested information.
Be sure to set the ‘user name’ to be the email address where you wish to receive the invitation. SPECIAL NOTE: You may prefer to create a free email account (Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, etc.) to use specifically for DEP. If you do, this account will need to be invited instead of your normal work account.
Choose a unique password that will only be used for the DEP site and keep it in a safe location in case you forget. IMPORTANT! This password will be used as part of your DEP SharePoint login, and should not be your normal work password.
You may uncheck the ‘Send me promotional offers from Microsoft’ option toward the bottom of the form.
Select ‘Create Account’.
Go to the email inbox that you used on the ‘create account’ form (which should also be the email address where you received the original SharePoint invite).
Check to see if you have gotten the confirmation message from the Microsoft Account team and select ‘Verify’.
If you have not done so, notify your DEP contact of the Microsoft Account you wish to use with the DEP SharePoint environment.
You should receive an invitation email message with a subject line similar to: “<Admin Name> has invited you to <page name>”. IMPORTANT NOTE: This message is unique to you – it cannot be forwarded to other users!
Select the hyperlink title provided in the message (“Permitting” in this example).
If you have a Microsoft Account (not an Office 365 Account), do NOT use the Username/Password fields on the first Office 365 login page. Instead, select on the hyperlink toward the bottom that says: ‘Sign in with a Microsoft Account’. If a second set of questions appears, select the “Microsoft Account” option.
Sign in with the e-mail address and password you created in earlier steps. IMPORTANT NOTE: SharePoint Online is NOT asking for the password you use to log into your work account. Rather, it needs the password you created when you associated your e-mail to your Microsoft Account (the one created during Step 3b). If you enter the wrong credentials here you will not be able to access the SharePoint site.
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