How To Deploy Excel Add-ins To Your Organization


In this article, I will show you how to deploy an Excel add-in for other users to an organization.

Once we are done with the deployment and hosting of the Excel add-in, we will need to deploy the add-in.

We can deploy Excel add-ins using Office 365, so other users of the organization can use them easily.


To deploy Excel add-ins to your organization, you must have exchange admin rights.

Excel add-ins can take up to 24 hours to appear on app ribbons.

Steps to deploy Excel add-ins in an organization

Step 1

Open the Office 365 Admin Center using the link below.

Step 2

From the left navigation, expand the settings.

Step 3

Select Integrated apps.

Step 4

Select Add-ins from the Integrated apps page. Or, you can open it directly using the link provided below.

Step 5

Click on Deploy Add-In from opened page.

Step 6

Once you click on the above button, a new dialog box will open. From the dialog box click on the Next button.

Step 7

Select the Upload custom apps button from the dialog box.

Step 8

Select your manifest file using Choose File button.

Step 9

Once you have selected the file successfully, click on the Upload button.

Step 10

Select Everyone in Assign Users in the next opened dialog.

Step 11

Click on the Deploy button.

Step 11

Once deployed successfully, the below window will open.

Step 12

Select the Next button.

Step 13

Select the Close button deployment steps are completed here.

You can add this custom add-in from your Excel client apps.


This article discussed how we can easily deploy Excel add-ins to other users in an organization using the Office 365 admin center.

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