Deploy and publish your Office Add-in
You can use one of several methods to deploy your Office Add-in for testing or distribution to users:
- Sideloading - Use as part of your development process to test your add-in running on Windows, Office Online, iPad, or Mac.
- SharePoint catalog - Use as part of your development process to test your add-in, or to distribute your add-in to users in your organization.
- Office 365 admin center preview - Use to distribute your add-in to users in your organization.
- Office Store - Use to distribute your add-in publicly to users.
The options that are available depend on the Office host that you're targeting and the type of add-in you create.
Deployment Options for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Add-ins
|Extension point||Sideloading||SharePoint catalog||Office 365 admin center preview||Office Store|
NOTE: SharePoint catalogs are not supported for Office 2016 for Mac. To deploy Office Add-ins to Mac clients, you must submit them to the Office Store.
Deployment Options for Outlook Add-ins
|Extension point||Sideloading||Exchange server||Office Store|
To broaden the reach of your add-in, make sure that it works across platforms. Office Add-ins are supported on Windows, Mac, Web, iOS and Android. For an overview of which features are supported by each platform, see Office Add-in host and platform availability.
For information about how end users acquire, insert, and run add-ins, see Start using your Office Add-in.