This article is for IT Administrators and provides step-by-step instructions for installing Loft Meetings Page - loft.frontm.ai - within Outlook. As an Office Add-in, this integration enhances the usability of Loft within Outlook Calendar.Please follow the below steps within your Office 365 environment and make Loft Meetings Page available to all users in your organisation within Outlook
- Office 365 account with administrative privileges
1. Login to Office 365:
Access your Office 365 account using your credentials.
2. Open Admin from the left menu:
Once logged in, navigate to the Admin section from the left menu.
3. Open Integrated Apps Settings:
Within the Admin section, locate and click on the "Integrated Apps" option. This will open the Integrated Apps settings page.
4. Upload Custom Apps:
On the Integrated Apps settings page, click on the "Show all" option in the left side menu. Then select "Settings" and choose "Integrated Apps" from the expanded menu.
5. Click on "Upload custom apps":
In the Integrated Apps settings page, click on the "Upload custom apps" button. This action will allow you to add a custom app to your Office 365 environment.
6. Choose App Type:
In the upload dialog box, select the app type as "Office Add-in." This ensures that the Loft for Outlook add-in is recognised correctly.
7. Upload the Manifest.xml File:
Click the "Choose File" button and select the shared manifest.xml file for the Loft for Outlook add-in. This file contains the necessary configuration information for the add-in.
Note: You can download the file from here.
8. Click Next:
After uploading the manifest.xml file, click the "Next" button to proceed to the next step.
9. Choose Appropriate Items:
On the next screen, review the available options and select the appropriate item(s) based on your organisation's needs. This step allows you to customize the add-in deployment according to your requirements.
10. Click Next:
Once you have made your selections, click the "Next" button to continue.
11. Finish Deployment:
Review the summary of your deployment settings and ensure they are accurate. If everything looks correct, click the "Finish Deployment" button.
Congratulations! The Loft for Outlook add-in has been successfully installed in your Office 365 environment. Please note that it may take up to 12 hours for the add-in to become available to all users across your organisation.
To verify that the Loft for Outlook add-in has been added and is accessible to all users, follow these steps:
1. Open Outlook Calendar:
Launch Outlook and navigate to the Calendar section.
2. Create Meetings Page:
Open the "Create Meetings" page within the Outlook Calendar.
3. Check for Add-ins:
Look for the presence of the Loft for Outlook add-in in the interface/ribbon. If it appears as expected, the installation was successful.
By following the steps outlined in this guide, you have successfully installed the Loft for Outlook add-in in your Office 365 environment. You can enjoy the enhanced functionality provided by Loft for Outlook, and make the most of its features to streamline your scheduling and collaboration tasks in Outlook Calendar.
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