Skype for Business is part of the Office 365 suite of products. You can buy it as part of Office 365, or buy it as a standalone product asSkype for Business Online Plan.

To install Skype for Business, you need to sign in to Office 365 first. Heres how you do that:

Locate your Office 365 user ID. You received an email from the Microsoft Online Services Team that contains your Office 365 user ID. It looks something like this:

Go to enter your Office 365 user ID and password. After you sign in, youll see Office 365 admin center:

On the right side of the page, underadmin shortcuts, chooseDownload software.

At the bottom of your screen, chooseSave asto download thesetupskypeforbusinessentryretail.exefile to your computer.

Important:Note where you saved thesetupskypeforbusinessentryretail.exefile on your computer. If Skype for Business stops during setup, this is where you go to re-run it.

After thesetupskypeforbusinessentryretail.exefile has downloaded, chooseRun.

The Office installer starts, and displays a message that its installing Office.However, its only installing Skype for Business. It is not installing all of Office.

When the Office installer is finished, it displays a message that Office was installed on your computer. However, only Skype for Business was installed. ChooseClose.

Launch Skype for Business. At theFirst things first box, if you accept the licensing agreement, chooseAccept.

You can install Skype for Business on up to 5 PCs. To install Skype for Business on another PC:

Repeat the steps listed in the above procedure to download and install Skype for Business.

At the Skype for Business sign in page, enter your Office 365 user ID and password, and then chooseSign in.

For example, if you use to sign in to Office 365, thats what youll enter to sign in to Skype for Business.

At the next page, if you want to save your password for signing in next time, chooseYes.

At theHelp Make Skype for Business Betterbox, choose whether to allow us to collect error logs and device configuration info.

Congratulations! Now youre ready toSkype for Business video training.

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The Skype for Business Online Plan includes online services and the Skype for Business Basic app. Youre going to install the app on your PC.

Locate your Office 365 user ID. When your admin added to you to the Skype for Business Online Plan, you received an email from the Microsoft Online Services Team that contains your Office 365 user ID. It looks something like this:

Go to enter your Office 365 user ID and password. After you sign in, youll see a page like this:

At the bottom of your screen, chooseSave asto download thesetupskypeforbusinessentryretail.exefile to your computer.

Important:Note where you saved thesetupskypeforbusinessentryretail.exefile on your computer. If Skype for Business stops during setup, this is where you go to re-run it.

After thesetupskypeforbusinessentryretail.exefile has downloaded, chooseRun.

The Office installer starts, and displays a message that its installing Office.However, its only installing Skype for Business. It is not installing all of Office.

When the Office installer is finished, it displays a message that Office was installed on your computer. However, only Skype for Business was installed. ChooseClose.

Launch Skype for Business. At theFirst things first box, if you accept the licensing agreement, chooseAccept.

You can install Skype for Business on up to 5 PCs. To install Skype for Business on another PC:

Repeat the steps listed in the above procedure to download and install Skype for Business.

At the Skype for Business sign in page, enter your Office 365 user ID and password, and then chooseSign in.

For example, if you use to sign in to Office 365, thats what youll enter to sign in to Skype for Business.

At the next page, if you want to save your password for signing in next time, chooseYes.

At theHelp Make Skype for Business Betterbox, choose whether to allow us to collect error logs and device configuration info.

Congratulations! Now youre ready toget started using Skype for Business for IM and online meetings.

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