Microsoft Outlook add-in
- Installing the add-in on a single client
- Using the add-in in OWA
- Supported versions of Outlook
- Known limitations
The contact data within a Federated Directory of a company is very valuable. The data gets even more powerful when it is accessible at the right moment; within the applications and services this company is already using. It is therefor logical to deliver an add-in to one of worlds most commonly used e-mail clients: Microsoft Outlook.
Currently, we are in the process of getting our add-in on-boarded within Microsoft AppSource. If this is finalized, it becomes more easy to install this feature within your Outlook environment (and push to your user community). For now, please follow the steps below to install the Federated Directory Outlook add-in on a single user basis.
Using the add-in on a single OWA client
Open your browser and navigate to:
This will open the page where you can manage your add-ins.
Click on a “plus” icon to open a menu and click “Add from a URL”
After you’ve clicked the menu item, a new form will be visible where you can enter the URL of the manifest file. Enter https://federated.directory/owa/assets/manifest.xml into the input field and click “Next”
After you’ve clicked the “Next” button, a warning will be shown regarding unverified add-in. Ignore it for now, till our add-in is available in App Source. Click the “Install” button
A confirmation message will be displayed, stating that the add-in is added to your Outlook account.
After you close the confirmation dialog, you should see “Federated Directory” add-in in the list of available add-ins:
Using the add-in in OWA
Now you can close the browser window which you’ve used to manage outlook add-ins and you can open your Outlook client. If Outlook was already open, it’s advised to close it completely and reopen it again.
Now, when you create a new message you will be able to see a Federated Directory icon in the top bar. If it’s not visible, click on a “Message” tab inside your new message window.
By clicking the Federated Directory icon, you will open an add-in pane on the right of your message. Inside this pane, you will have to log in to Federated Directory by clicking the “Login” button.
When you click the “Login” button, a popup window will be shown. Please note, when you log in, you will have to provide the Microsoft account details which you normally use when logging in to Federated Directory.
As soon as you’ve finished all the login steps, the popup window will be closed and you should see list of contacts in the add-in pane
Supported versions of Outlook
The add-in works with:
- Windows Microsoft Outlook 2013 and onwards
- Outlook for Mac (= Outlook 15.3) and onwards
- Outlook Web Access 2013 and onwards
Currently there are no known issues using this add-in.