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Set up Office 365 for business – Admin Help

Use the Office 365 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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Log in to Office 365 and go to the setup wizard now.


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Follow these steps to find out how to set up Office 365 for your organization, including setting up Office 365 email and the Office apps:

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.


2. Add users   

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


3. Set up Office 365 email with your domain   

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


4. Download and install Office on your Mac or PC   

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


5. Set up email   

Set up Outlook to work with Office 365.


6. Copy email, calendar, and contacts   

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

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7. Set up Office 365 on your mobile device   

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

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8. 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 how to set up Office 365 or answer questions?

Contact Office 365 for business support

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

Applies To: Office 365 Admin

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