Installing Skype for Business on Windows

Associated Service Skype for Business (Lync)


This document details how to download or update, and log in to to Skype for Business on Windows 7 or Windows 10.



  • Campus Email Account

Skype for Business on Windows

Download the Skype Update for Lync

If you already downloaded Microsoft Office from your campus email, or have the Lync 2013 desktop client installed, you can download the Skype for Business update. If you don’t have Microsoft Office installed, download the entire Office Suite, including Skype for Business.
  1. Go to the Skype for Business update page.
  2. Download either the 32-bit update version or 64-bit update version based off of your corresponding Microsoft Office version.

    1. Open a Microsoft Program, such as Word.
    2. Click File in the top-left corner.
    3. Click Account in the right bar, then click About Word (Or "About [Program]").
    4. In the window that appears, you'll find your Office Version at the top.

  3. Click the Download button on the update version’s download page.
  4. After the download is complete, find and open the download in your Downloads Folder. If prompted, click Run in the security pop up box.
  5. After the update is finished installing, restart your machine for the changes to take effect.

Sign in to Skype for Business

  1. Open the Skype for Business Desktop Client.
  2. Enter your Campus Email Address and click Sign In.
  3. Enter your CampusID Password and click Sign In.

Download and Install Skype for Business through the Microsoft Office Suite

NOTE: These steps will also download the full Microsoft Office Suite, in addition to Skype for Business. If you already have the Microsoft Suite downloaded on your computer, you should download the update instead.
  1. Log in to your campus email with your CampusID and Password.
  2. Be sure that you are in your inbox, and not another feature, such as OneDrive.
  3. At the top right corner, click the settings-icon icon, and then click Office 365 Settings.
  4. Click Software.
  5. Click Install.
  6. If a message window pops up, click Run.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Choose an Option whether to send information to Microsoft, and then click Accept.
  9. Choose either:
    1. Sign In if you want to sync your documents to online SkyDrive account
    2. No thanks, maybe later if you want to proceed to install without syncing documents
  10. Click Next.
  11. Select an Office look, if desired, then click Next.
  12. Choose an option, Take a look or No, thanks.
  13. When Office is finished installing, click All Done.


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