Workplace for Windows and Mac is a seamless way to continue working with all of your files, hosted apps, and websites.
When you're logged into Workplace for Windows or Mac, you'll recognize the layout seen in the Workplace Web app: The starred hosted apps and websites, recent and Starred files and folders.
You'll see a familiar sidebar listing links to your recently synced Files, Hosted Apps and Websites, with the Search field at the top. Slightly different is that Settings, Help, and Outlook Web App are at the bottom, as well as access to your Workplace Web App (the globe icon).
As it happens sometimes when you're working with a file or using the internet, your computer can become sluggish and slow to respond. Workplace offers a convenient resource, Connectivity Status, which checks the health of your internet connection in the moment to help you troubleshoot the issue.
Workplace also helps you keep your computer compliant with your company's security policy. Click "Compliance Status" to see which checks your machine passed or failed, and if necessary, take action to fix them.
And, if you've got file syncing turned on, you'll see a file icon that takes you to your File Manager, as well as Recently Synced Files, which we'll discuss in the next module.
And, just as you did on the Web App, as as you click through each link on the left, you are offered a tour specific to that category. Feel free to pause this lesson to discover on your own. Workplace tours can always be viewed again by clicking the ? Help button.
The help section provides many resources to keep you working, such as answers to the most frequent questions, help with troubleshooting, guides and more.
Every company sets a password expiration for greater security. Workplace helps remind you 7 days prior to your password expiration, and will continuously remind you with every log in.
And, when logging in, if you've forgotten your password, you can click "Forgot password?" which will also redirect you to a password form on the Workplace Web App.
To sign out of Workplace for Windows, simply click the x as you would to quit any application. You'll be asked "Are you sure you want to sign out?"
You can select Sign out, but keep my synced files, which is a great choice for your personal work computer so that you can pick up where you left off when you sign back in.
Sign out and remove my synced files from this device is the best choice if you're using a shared workstation or home computer, so that your files can't be accessed by others.
We'll go into more detail about all of these features in upcoming modules.
In the next module, you'll learn about working with files in the desktop app.