Office 365 Centralized Deployment service

Just recently Microsoft announced the general availability of the Office 365 centralized deployment service. I have tested it and it really makes deploying Office Add-ins super easy. The add-in configuration and deployment can be managed through the Office 365 portal or using PowerShell.

For a quick overview watch the video “How to Deploy Office Add-ins within Your Organization”.

Now since I like using PowerShell, here’s a quick example how to enable and deploy an Office Add-in.

First download and install the Office 365 Centralized Deployment PowerShell module. Get-Command -Module OrganizationAddInService shows you all the available cmdlets

Within the Office Store I have found an add-in that i want to deploy called the “Geographic Heat Map”


From the URL extract the Office store asset id of the add-in

Let’s take a look at the add-in details

The add-in is still not enabled, so let’s do that now.


Now lets open Excel, and see if the add-in is available.


and there we go.


I told you, it’s super easy.

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