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Envoy add-in for Microsoft Outlook

This article outlines how to use the Envoy add-in for Outlook to invite guests in Envoy from a meeting in Outlook.

Updated over a week ago

How the Outlook Add-in Works


With Envoy's Outlook add-in, Employees can create and send invites to external guests from through their outlook calendar.


Employees with the Envoy add-in can also schedule themselves for a day in the office and book a desk directly from Outlook!

Getting Started:

Step 1: Install the Outlook add-in

Install the add-in individually

  1. In your Outlook inbox, look for “Get Add-ins” in the toolbar.

  2. In the new window that opens, search for “Envoy” in the top right corner.

  3. Click “Add” on the Envoy for Outlook add-in.

Install the add-in globally (for O365 admins only)

  1. Visit the following Microsoft App source link

  2. Click “GET IT NOW”

  3. This will take you to the 0365 admin portal to install company-wide

Install the add-in globally without access to Microsoft Store

If you do not have the Microsoft Store enabled, you can install the Outlook Add-in by using our Centralized deployment approach. When asked, choose "I have a URL for the Manifest file" and insert the following URL:

DISCLAIMER: In order to use the centralized deployment method, you must have a version that supports add-ins & have Office 365 Authentications

When granting permissions to the Outlook Add-In, the level of permissions requested from Envoy is "read/write item".

Creating an invite through Envoy using Outlook Calendar add-in

Create calendar event & Envoy invites for attendees

Note: At this time our plugin will only add attendees who are external visitors and not internal users from within your organization (sending invites to fellow colleagues).

  1. Open your calendar that’s associated with your work email.

  2. Create an event as you normally would—schedule the date, time, event name, etc.

  3. Add your attendees.

  4. You will see the add-in when you click “New meeting” in Outlook.

  5. Log in with the credentials you use with Envoy. 

  6. Then, select your location and visitor type pre-populated from the drop-down.

  7. Note, the date and time pre-populated from the meeting invite.

  8. Next, fill in your host, and choose to send an invite email from Envoy.

    1. Custom sign-in fields will populate under Visitor Details.

  9. Finally, select “Send and save invite details to outlook"

The Envoy Outlook Plug-in will send Envoy Invites, but this is separate from the event on the calendar. The invites for the calendar will need to be sent as well in order to save the event by clicking the "Send" button on the event in outlook.

Employee Scheduling and Desk Booking

  1. Open the Envoy add-in in your Outlook Calendar

  2. Select the Schedule tab.

  3. Select your location.

  4. If also booking a desk, accept the auto-assigned desk or you can choose the floor and another available desk.

  5. Tap Schedule!

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