Updates to Outlook add-ins!


We are excited to make a number of announcements about Outlook add-ins platform. First, as we continue to execute on our mission to deliver a native and engaging experience with add-ins across all Outlook clients, just this month we started rolling out update to Outlook 2013 client, which includes support for add-in commands. Second, we’ve released yet another way to extend Outlook – by adding a custom module. Finally, we’ve added a few new APIs, including ability to launch a native dialog to help with authenticating users.


Comments (12)

  1. WendyS says:

    Sounds interesting. Where can I get more information about the ability to launch a native dialog to help with authenticating users?

    1. Wendy, I added a link to the dialog API reference doc.

  2. Nic says:

    Hi, do you plan to include any way for Mobile Outlook add-ins to react to events such as when the user presses the Send button? Many thanks.

    1. Nic says:

      Would really appreciate any feedback here as the current Add-in model without any events is very limited.

    2. RobinB says:

      The only thing preventing us from leaving VSTO is the lack of support for events such as ItemSend and ItemAdd.

  3. Omar Stewey says:

    Is there any way to get more details/specifics on this?

    1. Hey Omar, I added links to the documentation for modules and dialogs to the blog. The update for 2013 to enable commands is rolling out via Windows Update.

  4. Adarsh says:

    Is it possible to create a add-in for Outlook 2016 for mac?

  5. DanielS says:

    The add-ins architecture on Mac can work offline? and/or interact with Local elements/applications (no office app) ? In particular Outlook for Mac

  6. Chantelle says:

    Can we create add-ins that use Mail Compose for outlook for mac 2016? If not, will this be implemented and is there a time frame?

  7. 张人书 says:

    When did this happen.

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