Set up Office 365 for business - Admin Help

Use the setup wizard to configure basic Office 365 services for your organization in just a few steps. These steps work for business, government, nonprofit, and educational customers. To integrate with an on-premises environment or configure additional Office 365 services, see Office 365 integration.

Tip   If you have a Home, Personal, or University subscription, see Install Office 365 Home, Personal, or University.

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To set up your organization to use Office 365 email and then the Office apps, follow these steps:

Set up Office 365   

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1. Verify your domain   

Use the setup wizard to add your custom domain (like, and verify that you own the domain.

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2. Add users   

Add users individually, or add several users at the same time.

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3. Set up records at your domain provider   

Tell your domain provider to switch your email to Office 365.

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4. Copy email, calendar, and contacts   

Choose the method that's right for you to import email, calendar, and contacts.


5. Install the Office client on your Mac or PC   

Install Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other Office programs.

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6. Set up Office on your phone or tablet   

Set up the Office apps and email on your phone or tablet.

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7. Help your users get started   

Explore the Office apps and help your users get started quickly.

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Want help deploying to your organization?

If you have more than 150 users, go to the Onboarding Center


Want someone to walk you through the process or answer questions?

Contact Office 365 for business support

Done with setup? Check out Office 365 Admin Help for integration options and tips about ongoing management.

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