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Set up Skype for Business Online

With Skype for Business Online, you can stay in touch with colleagues, partners, and customers by using features such as instant messaging, audio and video conferences, and Skype for Business Online meetings.

Before you set up Skype for Business Online for everyone in your organization, Install Skype for Business on your own computer, complete the planning and configuration tasks that apply to your organization, and then review the training resources.

Set up Office 365

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Set up Office 365

Set up your computer by installing Skype for Business and the Office 365 desktop setup program.

Install Skype for Business

Set up the domain name

Set up the permanent domain name you plan to use for your Office 365 installation before making any other configuration changes.

Add your domain to Office 365

Add users

Add user accounts for everyone in your organization.

Create or edit users

Plan for Skype for Business Online

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Review Skype for Business Online system requirements

Make sure that computers running Skype for Business Online can support audio and video conversations.

Review Skype for Business Online system requirements

Choose audio and video devices

Choose audio devices that are optimized for Skype for Business and are based on user preference and work location (for example, an open work area versus a private office).

Important    Internet Protocol (IP) phones require Skype for Business Online Plan 3 or Office 365 Enterprise Plan E4

Choose audio and video devices

Contact an audio conferencing provider and obtain accounts for your users

Set up your meeting organizers with dial-in conferencing accounts for Skype for Business Online meetings that require telephone access.

Contact an audio conferencing provider

Set up Skype for Business Online

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Review settings

Decide if you want to change any of the default values for the settings in Skype for Business Online.

Skype for Business Online settings summary

Set up your network for Skype for Business Online

Set up your DNS server and external firewall to accommodate Skype for Business Online network traffic.

Set up your network for Skype for Business Online

Set up Skype for Business mobile clients

Set up your environment and your users for Skype for Business for mobile devices.

Mobile Client Comparison Tables

Download, install, and sign in to Skype for Business for Windows Phone

Download, install, and sign in to Skype for Business for iOS devices

Download, install, and sign in to Skype for Business for Android devices

Set up users for dial-in conferencing

Add the information you received from your audio conferencing provider to the user accounts of your meeting organizers.

Configure dial-in conferencing

Test your Skype for Business Online installation

Save time and support calls by testing Skype for Business Online features and audio devices before you deploy it to everyone in your organization.

Test your Skype for Business Online installation

Review end user resources

Applies To: Office 365 Admin, Skype for Business, Skype for Business Online, Skype for Business admin center



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