Configure current Office desktop applications to work with Office 365

As an admin for Office 365, you can configure your users’ current Office desktop applications work with Office 365.

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Configure Outlook

For the procedure to manually configure Outlook for your users, see Connect Outlook to this account.

Configure Lync (Lync: An Office program that provides instant messaging, a contact list, audio and video conversations, online meetings, desktop sharing, and more.)

If your users have been provisioned for Lync (Lync: An Office program that provides instant messaging, a contact list, audio and video conversations, online meetings, desktop sharing, and more.) and they currently have Office Communicator subscriptions, you can manually configure Lync (Lync: An Office program that provides instant messaging, a contact list, audio and video conversations, online meetings, desktop sharing, and more.) for those users. You can do this by modifying the following Office Communicator registry settings for each provisioned user. In the Registry Editor, go to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Shared\UcClient:

  • Set ServerSIPURI to a string value of the user’s SIP proxy address
  • Set ConfigurationMode to a dword value of 0
  • Delete the ServerAddressInternal string
  • Delete the ServerAddressExternal string
  • Delete the ServerUserName string

Configure SharePoint Online

If your users have been provisioned for SharePoint Online and they have Windows Internet Explorer 7, Windows Internet Explorer 8, or Windows Internet Explorer 9 installed on their computers, you can manually configure SharePoint Online for those users. You can do this by modifying the following SharePoint Online registry settings for each provisioned user. In the Registry Editor, go to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains:

  • Add a key for the SharePoint Online domain.
  • Add a subkey to the newly added domain key for your company’s SharePoint Online home site.
  • Add a dword named https and set it to a value of 2.

The SharePoint Online Host Name is added to the Trusted Sites zone in Internet Explorer after you have modified the registry settings.

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