Dynamics 365 Guides setup, step 1: Buy a subscription or sign up for a free trial

Note

Before you complete this step of the setup process, be sure to see Overview of setting up Dynamics 365 Guides.

Two ways to get a Dynamics 365 Guides subscription

There are two ways to get a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Guides subscription:

  • If you have a Microsoft work account, you can go directly to the Microsoft 365 admin center and search for a Dynamics 365 Guides subscription there.

    Note

    If you can't access the Microsoft 365 admin center link, contact your Dynamics 365 administrator.

  • Go to the Get started page. You can use this page to buy a subscription or sign up for a free 30-day trial. If you sign up for a trial, you can either use credentials for an existing Dynamics 365 account or create new credentials.

    Important

    If admin permissions aren't associated with your work account, you won't be able to complete step 2 of the setup process, Install the solution. In this case, you must coordinate the setup with your admin. Alternatively, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial by following the steps on the Get started page. When you sign up for a trial, you will create a new environment, and the user account that you create will have admin permissions.

Assign the Dynamics 365 Guides license to user accounts

After you sign up for a Dynamics 365 Guides subscription, you must assign the Dynamics 365 Guides license to user accounts.

  1. Open the Microsoft 365 admin center.

    Microsoft 365 admin center.

  2. Make sure that the Dynamics 365 Guides license is assigned to a user. In the left pane, select Users, select Active users, and then select the check box for the user that you want to add.

  3. Select Manage product licenses.

    Manage product licenses button.

  4. In the dialog box, under Licenses, select the Dynamics 365 Guides check box.

    Adding a user license.

  5. In the Apps list, make sure that the following apps are selected: Common Data Service, Dynamics 365 Guides, Power Apps for Guides.

    Apps list.

What's next?

After you've completed this step of the setup process, move on to step 2, Install the solution.

If you have trouble with the procedure in this step, you can get help in the following ways: