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Since we introduced Microsoft 365 Apps at Microsoft Ignite 2019, we’ve made investments to further enhance the deployment and management experience for Microsoft 365 Apps from the Microsoft 365 admin center. We introduced the unified deployment experience to SMB customers in March 2020, and now we’re bringing it to enterprise customers as well. The new experience is rolling out in phases and will be available to all customers by February 2021. The experience started with web apps, Teams apps, and Office Add-ins that integrate with Microsoft Graph, then expanded to include SharePoint apps built on the SharePoint Framework.
When this feature is rolled out to your tenant, you will see Integrated apps on the left nav under the Settings section in the Microsoft 365 admin center.
Discover Microsoft 365 Apps
To discover Microsoft 365 Apps, sign-in to the Microsoft 365 admin center, and under Settings, go to Integrated apps. All Microsoft 365 Apps provided by partners that have been deployed in your organization are displayed, including information about existing solutions, and the option to deploy more apps.
You can search for more apps via the Settings -> Integrated apps -> Get apps option. This opens Microsoft AppSource in a popup window. You can then search by the publisher or app name.
Acquire/purchase Microsoft 365 Apps
After searching Microsoft AppSource, you can either acquire or purchase more apps. If your organization already has a license for the app, you can acquire it by choosing Deploy now. Otherwise, you can buy a license directly.
When you choose Buy it, you go to a Purchase page where you can enter payment information.
Deploy Microsoft 365 Apps to multiple workloads
After selecting the app, you are redirected to the Integrated apps page, where you can:
- Deploy Microsoft 365 Apps or choose which app to deploy.
- Deploy to the entire organization or choose specific users or groups to deploy to.
- Test the app by deploying it to your own tenant.
We recommend that you deploy Microsoft 365 Apps from partners, including both web apps and add-ins, to maximize the value to your organization.
Manage Microsoft 365 Apps
When new add-ins are made available for Microsoft 365 Apps that can be deployed, you will see More apps available in the UI and you can choose to deploy the new add-in.
For details about deploying and managing Microsoft 365 Apps, see Test and deploy Microsoft 365 Apps in the Microsoft 365 admin center.
We are continuously building capabilities that will meet the needs of specialist and global admins for enterprise customers. We are also making ongoing improvements to help you complete tasks faster and more easily, so that you can bring greater value to your organization and business stakeholders.
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