Topic Last Modified: 2013-02-22
Apps for Outlook are applications that extend the usefulness of email by adding information or tools that your users can use without having to leave Outlook Web App. Outlook Web App supports a variety of apps. When apps for Outlook are installed and enabled for a user, the apps are added to messages that meet the criteria that trigger it.
|For information about apps for Outlook from an end-user perspective, check out the Help topic Installed Apps at Office.com. That topic provides an overview of apps for Outlook and also shows you some of the apps for Outlook that may be installed by default.|
Office Store apps and custom apps
Outlook Web App supports a variety of apps that are available through the Office Store. Outlook Web App also supports custom apps that you can create and distribute to users in your organization.
|Some apps for Outlook are installed by default. Default apps for Outlook only activate on English language content. For example, German postal addresses in the message body won’t activate the Bing Maps app.|
App access and installation
You can specify the apps for Outlook that you want your users to be able to use. You can also specify which apps are enabled by default. For more information, see Install or Remove Apps for Outlook for Your Organization.
If required, you can limit availability of an app to specific users in your organization. For more information, see Manage User Access to Apps for Outlook.
Allow administrators and users to install apps
You can specify which administrators in your organization have permission to install and manage apps for Outlook. You can also specify which users in your organization have permission to install and manage apps for their own use. For more information, see Specify the Administrators and Users Who Can Install and Manage Apps for Outlook.