Office add-ins help Office users to personalize their work experience and streamline data access. Late last year, we announced the Centralized Deployment service in preview, which allows administrators to deploy Office web add-ins. Today, we are excited to announce general availability of Centralized Deployment.

From the Office 365 admin center or by using PowerShell scripts, administrators can deploy Office web add-ins to individual users, groups or an organization with ease, using Centralized Deployment. Users can simply open Office applications—such as Word, Excel or PowerPoint on Windows, Mac or Office Online—to see the add-ins installed on their ribbon. This allows organizations—large and small—to easily extend Office with high-value services across all platforms.



Add-ins built internally for use within an organization, as well as add-ins from the Office Store or Microsoft AppSource, can be deployed using Centralized Deployment to tenants worldwide.

“With Office 365 Centralized Deployment, we could deploy Qorus easily to our global user base, and the process is transparent to users. When they open Microsoft Word or PowerPoint, they find the add-in already installed.”

—Eric Jacobs, Genetec

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