Tag Archives: Office 365

View your Office 365 Invoices

To get to your Office 365 invoices:

1. Log in to the Office 365 portal (portal.office365.com)

2. Click Licensing in the left hand menu

3. Click the name of the subscription you want to view invoices for

4. Click View Bill under the printer icon

5. Use the drop down to select the Billing Period and click Printable Invoices if you’d like to view PDF versions of the invoice

Synchronise a Document Library with SkyDrive Pro

SkyDrive Pro allows you to synchronise any SharePoint document library with your local computer.  This is particularly helpful for Document Libraries that you use frequently or simply need to work on while “off-line” (e.g. on a train journey).

To synchronise a Document Library, use your web browser to browse to the document library you would like to synchronise and then click the Sync button in the top right corner of the browser window. 

As an example, if we wanted to synchronise the default Document Library in the default SharePoint TeamSite, we would…

  1. Open a web browser and log in to the Office 365 portal: portal.office365.com

  2. Click Sites in the top (blue) menu bar
  3. Click Team Site

  4. Select Documents from the left hand navigation menu (you can select any Document Library you want to synchronise
  5. Select SYNC from the options in the top right of the browser window:

  6. You’ll be asked if you’re sure you want to Sync the Document Library.  Click Sync Now.

  7. SkyDrive Pro will set up the synchronisation and, when complete, will offer to take you to the files.  You can either close this dialog box by clicking the X in the top right or by using the Show my files… button in the bottom right.

Installing SkyDrive Pro

SkyDrive Pro is included as part of Office Pro Plus 2013.  It can also be downloaded separately (if you don’t own Office Pro Plus 2013) here.

You must have Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 or newer operating system to install SkyDrive Pro.

When you first start SkyDrive Pro, you will see a small blue cloud icon in the system tray near the clock on your task bar:

If you left-click on this you can manage the Skydrive Pro service by adding new document libraries to sync, forcing SkyDrive Pro to Sync Now and stop synchronising a Document Library.