Test and deploy Microsoft 365 Apps by partners in the Integrated apps portal

The Microsoft 365 admin center gives you the flexibility to deploy single store apps, custom business line of apps and Microsoft 365 partner apps from a single location. The location can be accessed at Microsoft Admin center > Settings > Integrated apps. The ability to find, test, and fully deploy purchased and licensed apps by Microsoft partners from the Integrated apps portal provides the convenience and benefits your organization requires to keep business services updated regularly and running efficiently.

For additional information about purchasing and licensing Microsoft 365 apps from partners for your organization, see Manage and deploy Microsoft 365 Apps from the Microsoft 365 admin center.

For more info on how partners create these apps, see How to plan a SaaS offer for the commercial marketplace

The Integrated apps portal is only accessible to global admins and available to world wide customers only. This feature is not available in sovereign and government clouds.

The Integrated apps portal displays a list of apps, which includes single apps and Microsoft 365 apps from partners which are deployed your organization. Only web apps, SPFx apps, Office add-ins and Teams apps are listed. For web apps, we you can see 2 kinds of apps.

  • SaaS apps that are available in appsource.microsoft.com, and can be deployed by admins giving consent on behalf of organization.
  • SAML gallery apps that are linked with office add-ins.

Manage apps in the Integrated apps portal

You can manage testing and deployment of purchased and licensed Microsoft 365 Apps from partners.

  1. In the admin center, in the left nav, choose Settings, and then choose Integrated apps.

  2. Choose an app with Status of More apps available to open the Manage pane. The status of more apps available lets you know that there are more integrations from the ISVs that aren't yet deployed.

  3. On the Overview tab select Deploy. Some apps require you to add users before you can select Deploy.

  4. Select Users, choose Is this a test deployment, and then choose Entire organization, Specific users/groups or Just me. You can also choose Test deployment if you prefer to wait to deploy the app to the entire organization. Specific users or groups can be a Microsoft 365 group, a security group, or a distribution group.

  5. Select Update and then Done. You can now select Deploy on the Overview tab.

  6. Review the app information, and then select Deploy.

  7. Select Done on the Deployment completed page and review the details of the test or full deployment on the Overview tab.

  8. If the app has a status of Update pending, you can click on the app to open the Manage pane and update the app.

Find published apps for testing and full deployment

You can find, test, and fully deploy published apps that don't already appear in the list on the Integrated apps page. By purchasing and licensing the apps from the admin center, you can add Microsoft and Microsoft partner apps to your list from a single location.

  1. In the admin center, in the left nav, choose Settings, and then choose Integrated apps.

  2. Select Get apps to get a view of the apps.

  3. On the Microsoft 365 Apps published apps page, select the app you want to deploy by choosing Get it now. The apps displayed primarily are Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook add-ins, Teams app and SharePoint apps (built on SharePoint Framework technology). Accept the permissions and select Continue.

  4. Select Deploy at the top of the page next to the message that refers to waiting to be deployed.

    If the app selected is linked to a SaaS offer by an ISV, all the other apps that are part of this linked offer will appear on the Configuration page. If you choose to deploy of all of the apps, select Next. Otherwise, select Edit, and choose which apps you want deployed. Some apps require you to add users before you can select Deploy.

  5. Select Add users, choose Is this a test deployment, and then choose Entire organization or Specific users/groups or Just me.

    Specific users/groups can be a Microsoft 365 group, a security group, or a distributed group. You can also choose Test deployment if you prefer to wait to deploy the app to the entire organization.

  6. Select Next to get to the Accept permission request page. The app capabilities and permissions of each of the apps are listed. If the app needs consent, select Accept permissions. Only a global administrator can give consent.

  7. Select Next to review the deployment and choose Finish deployment. You can view the deployment from the Overview tab by choosing View this deployment. In the Microsoft 365 admin center, you can see the status of each deployed app and the date you deployed the app.

Note

If an app was previously deployed from somewhere other than the Integrated Apps portal, the Deployment Type is Custom.

Unsupported scenarios

You won't be able to deploy a single store app or Microsoft 365 Apps by partner from Integrated apps portal for the following scenarios.

  • The same add-in is linked to more than one SaaS offer.
  • The SaaS offer is linked to add-ins, but it does not integrate with Microsoft Graph and no AAD App ID is provided.
  • The SaaS offer is linked to add-ins, but AAD App ID provided for Microsoft Graph integration is shared across multiple SaaS offers.

Upload custom line of business apps for testing and full deployment

  1. In the admin center, in the left nav, choose Settings and then Integrated apps.

  2. Select Upload custom apps. Only a custom line of apps for Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook is supported.

  3. Upload the manifest file from your device or add a URL link. Some apps require you to add users before you can select Deploy.

  4. Select Add users, choose Is this a test Deployment, and choose Entire organization or Specific users/groups or Just me.

    Specific users/groups can be a Microsoft 365 group, a security group, or a distributed group. You can also choose Test deployment if you want to wait to deploy the app to the entire organization.

  5. Select Next to get to the Accept permission request page. The app capabilities and permissions of the apps are listed. If the app needs consent, select Accept permissions. Only a global administrator can give consent.

  6. Select Next to review the deployment and choose Finish deployment. You can view the deployment from the Overview tab by choosing View this deployment.

Frequently asked questions

Which administrator role do I need to access Integrated apps?

Only global administrators can access Integrated Apps. Integrated apps won't show up in the left nav for other administrators.

Why do I see Add-in in the left nav under Setting but not Integrated apps?

There could be a few reasons:

  • The logged in administrator is an Exchange admininstrator.
  • The customer is in sovereign cloud and Integrated apps experience is available to sovereign cloud customers yet.

What apps can I deploy from Integrated apps?

Integrated apps allows deployment of Web Apps, Teams app, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook add-ins, and SPFx apps. For add-ins, Integrated apps supports deployment to Exchange online mailboxes and not on-premises Exchange mailboxes.

Can administrators delete or remove apps?

Yes. Global administrators can delete or remove apps.

  • Select an app from the list view. On the Configuration tab, select which apps to remove.

Is Integrated apps available in sovereign cloud?

No. Integrated apps aren't available to sovereign cloud customers.

Is Integrated apps available in government clouds?

No. Integrated apps aren't available to government cloud customers.