BlueJeans Outlook Add-in for Office 365

Last Updated: July 18, 2017 // 12:28 PM

Limited Availability for the Office 365 Outlook Add-in starts June 5th, 2017. Contact your Success Manager to learn more!

 

Office 365 Outlook Add-in Overview

Deploying the the Office 365 Outlook Add-in? Click Here to review our deployment and installation instructions.

The BlueJeans Outlook Add-in is now available for Office 365 enviorments! The add-in has been redesigned to make use of the new technologies available in Office 365's updated Add-in framework. This new framework allows the add-in to be enabled on end users' machines without requiring a direct installation. Because of the new framework, not all of the features and customizations from the original Outlook Add-in for Windows are available today.

  • A full feature comparision between the Office 365 and Windows versions of the Outlook Add-in, please Click Here.

 

Installing the Office 365 Add-in

The Office 365 Add-in for Outlook can be deployed using the instructions below based on your preferred deployment method. Please note that Add-in Management in Exchange allows you to have multiple add-ins installed, controlled at both the organization and individual mailbox level.

 

Deploying to All Users:

To install the add-in for all users in an organization, you will need an Exchange account with admin privileges.

  1. Log into the Exchange Admin Center.
  2. Go to Organization Add-ins. Here you can add, edit, and remove add-ins from all users in your organization.
  3. To add the BlueJeans Meetings add-in, click the button and input the following manifest URL: https://swdl.bluejeans.com/office-js-add-ins/stable/manifest.xml
    • If the add-in has already been installed, you can edit or delete it from the list of already installed add-ins.
  4. Once the add-in has been installed to your enviorment, highlight the row that the add-in is located in and click the ✏ button to edit.
  5. Set the User Defaults to Optional, enabled by default and click [Save].

Now all the users in the organization have the add-in installed. Once they restart Outlook or reload OWA, they will see the BlueJeans Meetings add-in.

 

Deploying to Some Users:

To install the add-in for a subset of users in your organization, an admin can create a Distribution List for them in Exchange, then connect to Exchange Online PowerShell. Refer to Manage User Access To Add-Ins For Outlook (section Limit Availability To Specific Users) and the Set-App Mailbox Cmdlet for instructions.

Please Note: There are typos in the Manage User Access To Add-Ins For Outlook document provided by Microsoft. Every instance of "Organizationadd-in" should actually be "OrganizationApp". See the Set-App Mailbox Cmdlet document for correct examples.

 

Individual Installation:

A single user can install the add-in for themselves. It will only affect their account, not other users in the organization.

  1. Go to Outlook Web Access Your App Settings Mail General Manage add-ins.
  2. Before adding the add-in, confirm if the BlueJeans Meeting add-in was already installed by your admin and make sure to turn it off. This prevents duplicate copies of the add-in from running concurrently.
  3. To add the BlueJeans Meetings add-in, click the button and input the following manifest URL: https://swdl.bluejeans.com/office-js-add-ins/stable/manifest.xml
  4. Click [Next] followed by [Install] to finish the setup.

 

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