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The 365 Training Portal is independently curated and is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Welcome!

Microsoft has a wealth of excellent training, resources, and documentation for all of its Microsoft 365 products in various locations around the web, but it can be a challenge to find them when you need them. The 365 Training Portal makes it easy to quickly find what you’re looking for by logically organizing links to key content in one simple-to-navigate website.

Over the years, as a long-time trainer and curriculum developer, I’ve found it a challenge to locate the best Microsoft resources, and then organize them in a way that made it easy to get back to them when I needed them. I’ve used bookmarks/favorites, OneNote, and SharePoint to organize resources, both for myself and for the companies and organizations that I’ve worked for. Finally, having seen so many going through the same struggle, I decided to create this portal, free for all to use.

Efficiency can make all the difference in today’s fast-paced, deadline-driven world, and that’s the number one goal of the 365 Training Portal: to save Microsoft 365 users from having to spend time and energy trying to find and organize resources, and, as a result, to be more efficient and effective in their jobs.

Site benefits

  • Quick access to Microsoft’s top training materials, documentation, and user adoption resources.
  • Microsoft’s app overview videos all in one place — quickly discover what all of your apps are capable of!
  • The latest news, tips and tricks via Microsoft’s official blogs and Twitter feeds.
  • Simple navigation; all resources are just a couple of clicks away.
  • Saves time and boosts efficiency and productivity.
  • Empowers users and organizations to take advantage of all that their subscriptions have to offer.

Site layout

Each of the core Microsoft 365 apps has a dedicated page on the 365 Training Portal. All app pages follow the same format:

  • App overview video
  • App description
  • Links to the app’s key training, resources, and documentation
  • The latest news from the app’s blog
  • Real-world case studies of the app
  • Microsoft’s official app Twitter feed

Target audience

While any Microsoft 365 user can benefit from using the portal, it will be particularly useful to IT professionals, project managers, curriculum developers, teachers, trainers, consultants, and those responsible for user adoption within their organizations.

For those unfamiliar with the various apps, the 365 Training Portal makes it easy to watch Microsoft’s app overview videos to gain a general understanding of their intended use, and then quickly access training videos, documentation, and resources should they want to go deeper. This can be particularly useful for executives, managers and team leaders who may not be using the apps on a daily basis (or at all) themselves, but nonetheless need an understanding of what Microsoft 365 and its apps are capable of.

Support the Portal

What began as a personal mission to find and organize Microsoft’s key training, resources, and documentation has evolved into a public website with more than 30,000 visitors from around the globe in 2020. As the audience grows, one consideration has been whether or not to run ads on the site. This was easy. How much do you enjoy being bombarded by pop-ups and irrelevant auto-playing videos when you visit a website? Not much? We feel the same. Which is why you’ll never be plagued by annoying ads when you visit the 365 Training Portal.

It has taken countless hours of research, editing, organizing, and updating to make the 365 Training Portal the time-saving, ad-free resource that it is today. If it brings value to you and/or your organization, please consider making a donation via the “Donate” button below to help us keep it that way.

Thank you!

Graham McHugh
365 Training Portal

Share the Portal

Did you find the 365 Training Portal useful? If so, please feel free to share it with your Microsoft 365-using coworkers and friends.

Another excellent source of training for Microsoft 365 is LinkedIn Learning — note that it is a subscription-based service.

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Happy learning!

Graham McHugh
365 Training Portal