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8x8 Work for Office 365: Meetings Add-In Installation for Standalone Outlook Users
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8x8 Work for Office 365: Meetings Add-In Installation for Standalone Outlook Users

 

Objective

The 8x8 Work for Office 365 meetings add-in gives standalone users the ability to create and share meetings directly in Microsoft Outlook 365 (cloud).

This guide will show users of a how to quickly install the add-in.

This guide is intended specifically for users of Microsoft 365 accounts which are not managed by a Microsoft 365 service administrator.

If your Microsoft Office applications are centrally managed by your IT service or other administrator, please see the following article:

Applies To

  • 8x8 Work for Office 365
  • Microsoft 365
  • Standalone Microsoft Outlook 365 (Cloud) accounts

Install the 8x8 Work for Office 365 Add-In

  1. First, log in to Outlook at https://outlook.live.com.
  2. Navigate to your Outlook Calendar by clicking on the Calendar icon at the bottom-left of the screen.

  1. In Calendar, click New event at the top-left, or double-click on a day of your choosing.

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  1. In the New event action ribbon at the top, click on the More actions ellipsis clipboard_ea16c5c6d6fa33258aeefa3f0ccdfa94c.png  and select Get Add-ins.

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  1. In Add-Ins for Outlook, search for 8x8 and click on 8x8 Work for Office 365.

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  1. In 8x8 Work for Office 365, click Add.

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  1. You should receive confirmation that the add-in is installed.

Note: The 8x8 add-in is automatically pinned to the New event ribbon. You can change this by clicking Unpin add-in, which forces the 8x8 add-in to be stored in the More actions menu (clipboard_ea16c5c6d6fa33258aeefa3f0ccdfa94c.png), instead.

  1. Click on the X to close the confirmation window.

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Using the 8x8 Work for Office 365 Add-In

  1. Log in to Outlook at https://outlook.live.com.
  2. Navigate to your Outlook Calendar by clicking on the Calendar icon at the bottom-left of the screen.

  1. In Calendar, click New event at the top-left, or double-click on a day of your choosing.

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  1. Click on the 8x8 Work icon clipboard_e8962792a8bb007579f2b6b4091b87075.png to display the 8x8 login prompt.
  2. Click Login with 8x8 and supply your 8x8 user credentials (ID and password).
    • Note: A new web browser tab will open requesting your 8x8 user ID and password. That tab will disappear once your 8x8 credentials have been validated.

  1. Once you're logged in, you can click Add 8x8 Meeting to insert new 8x8 meeting information into your new calendar event (see the screenshot at the top of this page).

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  1. You can then add attendees to your new 8x8 meeting and send it to them.
  2. Finally, you can join your meeting at any time by opening the calendar item and clicking Join 8x8 Meeting.

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