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Set up Office 365 for business

Here's how to add more people to your Office 365 for business subscription, set up email, and download and install Office on your PC or Mac. These steps are for businesses and nonprofits that want to start with a basic Office 365 setup with the default features.


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The basic Office 365 setup process, end-to-end

The Office 365 setup wizard will guide you through the first three steps to add other people to your subscription and set up email. Then we show you what else you can do to get the most out of Office email, file sharing, and Office mobile apps.

Set up Office 365   

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1. Verify your domain   

Domains can be confusing. Let us guide you through setting up your domain (like What's a domain?


2. Add users   

We'll show you how to create accounts and email addresses for other people in your business so they can use Office 365. If you're the only one using Office 365 in your business, skip this step. You can add or delete accounts any time.


3. Set up Office 365 email with your domain   

When you’re ready, we'll help you move your current email address, like, into Office 365 so you can send and receive email there from now on.


4. Download and install Office on your Mac or PC   

Once you've created accounts for other people in your business, you and your team members will be able to install the full desktop version of Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) on your Mac or PC. Each person can install Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs.


5. Set up email   

After you've installed Office, we'll help you set up Outlook to work with your new Office 365 mailbox. Everyone on your team will need to perform this step.


6. Import email, contacts, and calendar   

We'll show you how to move your existing email and contacts from other email systems to your Office 365 mailbox so you can see it all in one place.

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7. Set up Office 365 on your mobile device   

To get work done from wherever you are, you and your team members can set up Office mobile apps on Android phones and tablets, iPhones and iPads, or Windows phones. Each person can install the Office apps on up to 5 phones and 5 tablets.

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8. Set up Office 365 file storage and sharing   

We'll show you how to store files online so you can access them across your computers, phones, and tablets, share them with other people, and collaborate on them from anywhere.

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9. Get started using Office   

Take a tour of Office 365 and learn how to use all the Office mobile apps. To help other people in your business get started with Office 365, share this link with them, too.

If you want help with a more advanced deployment, the Onboarding Center is a great place to start. You can also find a partner to help you. If you need to integrate with an on-premise environment or do an advanced deployment, see our Office 365 integration guide.

Applies To: Office 365 Admin

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