Installing the Bluescape Meeting Plugin for Outlook

You can create an invitation for a Bluescape meeting in Outlook and send it to both Bluescape collaborators and those without a Bluescape account. When the invitee clicks on the link in the email invite at the scheduled time, they can join the meeting session in Bluescape.

Before you can schedule a meeting, an Administrator must deploy the Bluescape add-in in Outlook.

To deploy the Bluescape add-in:

  1. Log in to the Office 365 Admin Portal.

  2. Navigate to Settings > Add-ins.

  3. On the Services & add-in screen that appears, click the Deploy Add-in button.


    The New Add-In screen opens.

  4. Select the I have a URL for the manifest file radio button.

  5. Paste the following link in the text box below the radio button:
    https://outlook.apps.us.bluescape.com/assets/autogen/v2/manifest.xml

  6. Click Next .

  7. Review the add-in details, then click Next.

  8. Select how you want the add-in deployed at your organization:

  • Optional, enabled: The Bluescape for Outlook add-in will be added for all of your users, but they can remove it.
  • Optional, disabled: All users will have the option to add Bluescape or Outlook, but it will not be added to their Outlook by default.
  • Mandatory, always enabled: The Bluescape for Outlook add-in will be added for all of your users and they will not be able to disable it.
  1. Click Next.
  2. Select who has access to this add-in. You can search for groups to add them.
  3. Click Save.
  4. Click Close when the manifest file finishes processing.

Users may need to restart their apps to see the new add-in. Depending on the number of users in your account, changes might also take a few minutes to propagate to all users.

Note: This document covered the Centralized Deployment approach. For other ways to deploy the Bluescape Outlook Add-in, refer to the following link: Deploy and publish Office Add-ins - Office Add-ins | Microsoft Docs.