Get started with Skype for Business

Download and install

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If you don't have Skype for Business already installed, you can download and install it from your Office 365 home page.

  1. Sign in to your Office 365 account at office.com.

  2. Click the Settings icon Settings icon in the right corner of your screen.

  3. Select the Office 365 link under My app settings.

  4. Choose Software.

  5. Click the Skype for Business link on the left-side column:

    • Select your preferred language

    • Choose the version that matches your Office programs

    • Click Install to download Skype for Business

      Note:  If you don't see Skype for Business listed, check with your admin, or install Skype for Business for Office 365 ProPlus.

    • Choose Run to start the download

    • Click Yes to confirm

  6. If Skype for Business is bundled with your Office 365 programs:

    • Select your preferred language

    • Choose the version that matches your Office programs

    • Click Install to download Skype for Business

    • Choose Run to start the download

    • Click Yes to confirm

  7. Once the installation is complete, close the installer box and launch Skype for Business.

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Download and install Skype for Business right from your Office 365 home page.

Sign in to your Office 365 account at office.com.

Once signed in, click the Settings icon in the upper right corner.

Select the Office 365 link under My app settings.

And then choose Software.

What you see next depends on your Office 365 plan.

If you see this page, choose Skype for Business on the left,

select your language, and the version that matches your other Office programs.

If you don't know which version you have, keep the default.

Then click the Install button.

You'll see this page if Skype for Business is bundled with other Office 365 programs.

Click Install to get Skype for Business,

choose Run to start the download,

and then click Yes on the following screen.

An installer box appears with a message that it's preparing Office—but it's only installing Skype for Business.

The installation is complete. Close the installer box and launch the program.

Now you're ready to sign in to Skype for Business for the first time!

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