Install Skype for Business

Download Skype for Business from the Office 365 portal on to the computer you want to use it on. If you’re borrowing a computer, you can easily download Skype for Business to it and just as easily uninstall Skype for Business when you’re finished using that computer, by using the Windows Control panel.

After you install Skype for Business, open Lync on the computer it’s installed on, set up, and get started.

Important   Skype for Business might already be installed. If you have Office Professional Plus, it probably is. To check, click Start >All Programs > Microsoft Office 2013. If Skype for Business or Lync Basic 2013 is listed, click it, and sign in. If Skype for Business (or Microsoft Office 2013) isn’t listed, keep reading.

Here’s the short version of how to install Skype for Business:

  • Sign in to your company’s Office 365 portal, click PC & Mac, select your language, and then click Install.

And, the longer version:

  1. Verify that your computer meets the software requirements for Skype for Business. For details, see Lync 2013 System Requirements.

  2. Go to the Office 365 portal, type your user name and password, and then click Sign in.

Note    If you need account information, including your password, ask your workplace technical support.

Important    For security reasons, if you’re not on a private computer, we recommend you do not select the Keep me signed in check box.

  1. Click PC & Mac, change your language or version if needed by doing the following:

  2. Click Install.

Note    If Skype for Business doesn’t install, contact your workplace technical support to make sure your account includes the Skype for Business Online service.

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Applies To: Skype for Business Online operated by 21Vianet



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