Install Skype for Business (Lync)

You can install Skype for Business (Lync) on your Windows computer, mobile device, or Macintosh.

Install Skype for Business (Lync) on your Windows computer

First make sure Skype for Business (Lync) isn’t already installed.

  • Go to Start > Microsoft Office 2013 (Windows 7) or Start > Office 365 (Windows 8), and look for Skype for Business (Lync). If Skype for Business (Lync) is installed, you’re ready to go.

If Skype for Business (Lync) isn't installed:

  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account.

  2. Go to Settings Office 365 setttings button - looks like a gear next to your name > Office 365 Settings.

  3. Choose Software > Skype for Business (Lync).

Office 365 settings page for Software with Lync selected

Keep in mind:

  • Skype for Business (Lync) may already be installed on your computer as part of Office 365.

  • If Skype for Business (Lync) isn’t listed, contact your workplace technical support to make sure your account includes the Skype for Business (Lync) Online service.

Install Skype for Business (Lync) on your mobile device

Go to your app store and search for Lync 2013. For details, see the Getting Started guide for your device at Microsoft Lync 2013 for Mobile Clients.

Install Skype for Business (Lync) on your Mac

If your organization installed Office for Mac Standard 2011 on or after October 1, 2011, then you already have Lync for Mac 2011. To make sure you have the most current version, see Microsoft Skype for Business (Lync) for Mac 2011 Update.

See also: Use my current Office for Mac apps with Office 365.

Applies To: Lync 2013 for Office 365



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