After you’ve signed in to Office 365 for the first time, you can set up your current Office desktop applications to work with Office 365. If you’re using Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2010, run Office 365 desktop setup to connect your desktop applications to Office 365. After you set up your desktop, you’ll be able to:
Important If you’ve installed the latest version of Office, you don’t need to perform the Office 365 desktop setup procedure in this article.
You’ll use Office 365 desktop setup to configure your applications and install the required updates. Before you run Office 365 desktop setup, be sure that your computer meets the software requirements for Office 365 for business.
Note You can’t run Office 365 desktop setup on a Windows RT device.
Run Office 365 desktop setup
- Sign in to Office 365 with your user ID.
- In the upper-right corner, click Settings > Office 365 Settings > Software > Desktop setup, or go to Software > Desktop setup.
- On the Desktop setup page, click Set up.
- When you’re asked if you want to run the application, click Run, and then follow the instructions.
- During setup, you’ll sign in again with your user ID. Office 365 desktop setup checks your system configuration, and you’ll see options for configuring your desktop applications. You can also learn more about the updates that the desktop setup installs.
- After you select your desktop applications, click Continue to finish up.
If some applications have shaded check boxes, they’re not available for you to select, perhaps because your admin hasn’t set up your account to use them with Office 365. Or your computer may not have the required applications already installed.
- When the desktop setup finishes, you may need to restart your computer.
You can watch this video to learn about using Office Web Apps in Office 365.
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