General information on the activation of add-ins
We repeatedly receive requests regarding the activation of add-ins in the Microsoft 365 environment. In December 2020, in-depth clarifications were carried out in this regard.
As is well known, ETH still operates its Mail Exchange infrastructure on-premise (in its own data center). In order to talk to the cloud services of M365, the so-called hybrid mode was put into operation.
We have discussed different variants with specialists from IT services, Microsoft and a specialized company, how we can still use add-ins.
Unfortunately, we have not made any progress in this regard. With the current setup, as it is operated at ETH, the connection is not possible. Reason: an online exchange account is required for both the admin and the user.
Currently, our hands are tied here. As long as the Exchange infrastructure is not completely moved to the cloud, we cannot offer a solution for the connection of such add-ins.
Thank you for your understanding
Cloud Service Center - Jan 6, 2021
Apps for Microsoft 365
Apps can be used in the context of Microsoft 365 and embedded in teams. They help you improve usability. Thanks to certain apps, you no longer have to leave teams to complete upcoming tasks. The activation of apps at ETH is controlled centrally and has to meet certain standards.
Use of apps
- Call the following link http://office.com/signin or https://admin.microsoft.com and log in with your ETH user name.
- On the Office 365 homepage, select the app launch field at the top left.
- Click on the app you wish to use..
- Note: If you don't see the option you want, you may need to select All Apps.
Use of the app / Integration into Teams
Most apps can be called up from and integrated directly into teams.
In the navigation on the left, click on the three dots (further options). The available apps are displayed there. Click e.g. on planner; Planner is now displayed as a separate navigation point. If you right-click on it, you can "pin" this app to your navigation.
You can also integrate apps directly into a team. Use the + sign at the end of the horizontal navigation
Select the app you wish to integrate in your channel. This app will now be permanently be displayed in the navigation of the channel.