Step by Step Guide to Set Up Office 365 for Business

Plan your setup of Office 365 for business

These steps are for businesses that have the Office 365 Business Premium plan

 1. Plan Your Setup

Whether you want to set up Office 365 for only 1 person in your business or 10, we recommend spending a few minutes to plan your setup so there are no surprises.

A. Plan your setup. Find out what info you need on hand before you start, how to get help, and more.

B. Watch this overview video of the setup process.

2. Create accounts and add your domain

In this step, you use the Setup wizard to create Office 365 accounts for your users and add your own domain. The wizard lets you personalize everyone’s user ID and email for your business, like

Go to the Click here to go to the Office 365 admin center.

A. To start the wizard, choose Go to setup.

B. To learn more, see Add users and domain to Office 365.

3. Install Office 

Once everyone has an Office 365 account, they can install the full version of Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) on their computer. Each person can install Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs.

Go to

Sign in with your work or school account.

Choose Install.

Need more detailed steps or want to install the 64-bit version of Office? See Step-by-step installation instructions.

Problems? See Troubleshoot installing Office 365, Office 2016, and Office 2013.

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