Unable to Deploy 3rd Party Excel Web Add-in using available methods

Bob Duffett 1 Reputation point
2021-12-10T04:53:29.24+00:00

We created an Excel Web Add-in to replace an XLSM that we’ve been distributing for nearly 20 years.

How can we deploy an Excel Web Add-in to 100’s of existing single tenant web sites that are either on-premise or cloud hosted?

None of these standard Manifest Deployment Options seem to work for us:

• Network Share – non-production and no mac support / version checking.
• AppSource – since the web add-in needs to talk to the user’s app server, the add-in has to be installed on each user’s application server. Is this 100+ apps?
• Microsoft 365 Admin Center – still AppSource. Right?
• SharePoint Catalog – no support for Mac and requires centralized SharePoint use.

Am I missing something?

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/dev/add-ins/publish/publish

Why not a capability like WEB DEPLOY (with version checking)?

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  1. Ruoying Liang 1 Reputation point
    2021-12-10T08:27:28.2+00:00

    If you would like to deploy an add-in to a tenant, the Best solution is through Centralized Deployment manage-deployment-of-add-ins

    The tenant admin could deploy the add-in, it doesn't need installation by single users.

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