How To Deploy Outlook Add-ins To Your Organization

Introduction

In this article, I will show you how to deploy outlook add-ins to organization for other users.

Once we are done with deployment and hosting of outlook add-ins, we need to deploy add-ins.

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

Prerequisites: For deploying Outlook add-ins to your organization, you must have exchange admin rights.

Notes: Outlook add-ins can take up to 24 hours to appear on app ribbons.

Steps to deploy outlook ad In in organization

Step 1: Open Exchange Online Admin Center using the below link.

https://admin.exchange.microsoft.com/#/

Step 2: From the left navigation, expand the organization and then select Add-ins.

Step 3: Once you click on the button, Add-ins window will be open.

Step 4: Then select and expand (+) icon.

Step 5: From drop-down menu select Add from file.

Step 6: Once you select Add from file, the below popup will be open, select your manifest.xml file. 

Step 7: Then click on next button.

Step 8: When file is uploaded successfully, it will show in the app list.

Step 9: Then select apps and click on the edit icon.

Step 10: Once you click on the edit button below popup will be open. Select “Make this add-in available to users in your organization” checkbox.

Step 11: Then select Save Button and close all the tabs your deployment is done.

Step 12: Open your Outlook and open any mail from inbox and click on the ellipsis, your custom add-ins appear.

Note: It can take up to 24 hours to appear on app ribbons

Conclusion

This is how we can easily deploy Outlook add-ins to other users in the organization using office 365 and exchange admin.