Support for shared mailboxes
Office 365 shared mailboxes are very useful. Unfortunately, they do not load outlook web add-ins right now: see http://stackoverflow.com/questions/35059067/make-outlook-add-ins-working-with-office-365-shared-mailboxes/35065215
This would be terrific to have add-ins for such mailboxes especially for all CRMs related apps
Hello all! We are happy to announce that the feature was GA on Ignite Nov 8th 2019! Its now part of our 1.8 requirement set!
Windows Builds 16.0.12130.20272+ should have support for it.
Mac: November update.
Online: Already on latest.
Oh, is there no way to reach an admin to re-open this?
Jade Davis commented
Do we need to post this idea again since this one is closed now? This is a must have feature, I'm having a hard time even finding a workaround in the meantime.
Talked with Microsoft Support on 5/15/20 about this issue and support said that the issue is not fixed. The 1.8 update applies to the primary mailbox and not shared mailboxes. Seems like the developer team for this issue got it confused with what users wanted.
nicolas cools commented
Any updates regarding this?
We just rolled out ATP along with the Report Message add-in.
Now it appears add-ins are still not working for shared mailboxes.
This is a bit confusing for end-users.
Confusing for me as well, tbh.
I'm on build 16.0.12730.20188 and it's not working.
Also tried with Outlook on the web but it's not working either.
Could someone explain this for an end user, please? Although I'm running the latest Outlook, any of my add-ins are still not available in my shared mailboxes. Does this mean the add-ins need to be modified before they come available?
I agree that it would be very beneficial to have add-ins supported in shared mailboxes.
John Nikko Cruz commented
Does anyone know if there are any documentations on how we can upgrade our Server and Client requirement set to 1.8?
Robert Rees commented
will this also work in the desktop outlook app?
It looks like this has made it into Requirement Set 1.8
Any update on when we will be able to use it?
I hope the following helps everyone else who's expecting this feature (just like us):
I am not a Microsoft employee, but as per the latest community call (Sep 11, 2019) this seems to be in Preview. It will be released as part of 1.8 or 1.9 of the Outlook JS API (which is either November or early 2020 according to their expectations).
The above is based on the presentation given during the said community call.
Would also like to know about any updates and how long this feature still stays in preview.
Hello, is there an updated release date for this?
I have updated outlook to 1904 version and tested in May 2019 shared calendar add-in is working. It suddently stopped working in the month of June. Does this feature removed from preview ? How do i find out about this feature being removed or for troubleshooting any information exists ?
Hi, is there any update on when this will be available in targeted release/general availability? Also, is joining the Office insider program a requirement for testing this feature? the documentation only says "may have to join".
Is there already a targeted release date for this feature? We've been using it since April in the Insider version of Outlook and would love to use our add-in productive.
This would be a big relief for my daily work flow. I manage multiple inboxes and rely on using trello and wunderlist boards to add emails as todos. Right now I have to log in with a different computer to use the plug-ins and add them to trello/wunderlist.
This is definitely a must for add-ins like Phish Alert or Junk Email Reporting.
Chris Corcoran commented
Our company has an App (CloudExtend Outlook for NetSuite) and our customers are asking about this daily.
Did anyone manage to read the current email in a shared mailbox (JS: office.context.mailbox.item) with the SupportsSharedFolders set to true or is it still not possible?
If you're having issues implementing the preview version, please see: