Essentials 2012R2 and Office 365: Still using a POP server, but shouldn't the exchange online get configured in desktop apps?

we have an Essentials 2012R2 domain.  machines have office 2010 or 2013 installed.  Outlook is configured for a POP mail server / PST.

We are moving to o365 exchange online and desktop apps.  

we installed desktop apps today.  out of 7 machines, 6 did not have the exchange online account configured.

On one machine that didn't have outlook setup for pop (volunteer computer that doesn't have an email address), outlook was configured for exchange online.

The others had just the POP accounts that were already there.

a) is that normal that if you are using POP, it doesn't setup an additional account for the exchange?
b) how do I set up the exchange account?  Manually at each one (file, account settings, add an account (I know the rudimentary steps.  just wondering if I have to go that route or there's something that automates that?).
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BenCommented:
No accounts will be added into Outlook automatically in any instance that I am aware of.

You can go to Start -> Control Panel -> Mail and then select the profile and add exchange accounts there but you will need to do this for each user.

I wrote a full explanation in regards to your other question about the administrator accounts but as it submitted someone deleted your topic :(
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BeGentleWithMe-INeedHelpAuthor Commented:
sorry about the delete of the other topic : (

No accounts will be added into Outlook automatically in any instance that I am aware of.

really!? I defer to you, an expert, vs. me a noob, but on a totally clean, new machine, you install desktop and you have exchange online subscription also, it doesn't setup the exchange account for you!?  where do you find the exchange server name / settings.  Oh wait,  it's just autodiscover - type in your email address and viola!?
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