Centralized Deployment of Office add-ins

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Business value

The security of your business data is important to us. Administrators are in control of how Office add-ins for Business Central are deployed to individuals, groups, or the entire organization, by using best-of-breed compliance and policy settings in Microsoft 365.

Feature details

When getting started with Business Central, assisted setup wizards guide administrators through the process of configuring the Business Central Office add-ins. Deployment wizards are now easily discoverable in the Assisted Setup page, or in the role explorer under Administration.

The Role Explorer displaying the administration role with Microsoft 365 functionality.

Excel add-in

The new Centralized Deployment assisted setup guides administrators through the manual task of configuring Microsoft 365 to deploy add-ins to select users within the organization, or when individual acquisition from the Office Store has been turned off.

To experience the assisted setup for Excel, sign in to your online Business Central environment, then search for 'Excel Add-in Centralized Deployment' or simply navigate to this link.

Outlook add-ins

The Centralized Deployment assisted setup for Outlook add-ins replaces the earlier Business Inbox setup wizard. The new assisted setup will walk administrators through the manual task of configuring Microsoft 365 or Exchange Server to deploy add-ins to select users within the organization.

To support improved security in Exchange and take advantage of custom Exchange policy, the assisted setup no longer automates deployment by using legacy basic authentication.

To experience the assisted setup for Outlook, sign in to your online Business Central environment, then search for 'Outlook Add-in Centralized Deployment' or simply navigate to this link.

App for Teams

A new Centralized Deployment assisted setup guides administrators through the manual task of configuring Teams admin center to deploy the Business Central app for Microsoft Teams to all users or select users within the organization.

To experience the assisted setup for Teams, sign in to your online Business Central environment, then search for 'Teams App Centralized Deployment' or simply navigate to this link.

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See also

Get the Business Central Add-in for Outlook (docs)