Make Microsoft Forms add-in for PowerPoint a true add-in (that can be deployed) so users can use it without having access to the store
Currently Microsoft forms for PowerPoint is not an add-in as such, and therefore if your office tenant has "users can access the store" turned off it does not work. Most add-ins are admin deploy-able which is a workaround that is suitable for most add-ins. However, this is not an add-in so cannot be used.
Same behaviour here :
creating a new Form or inserting an existing one results in a banner at the top of the slide that says "UPDATE ADD-IN. An update is required for this add-in. Features, terms or use, and other details may have changed "
After clicking on « Update now" option, it’s ok
Bad user expérience :/
I can confirm about the same "Update Add-in" issue and I use monthly release for my device, the rest of the organisation is semi-annual.
Add-in is deployed to me only for testing purposes but in order to get the Forms button working I had to click "Get Add-ins" button first, navigate to the Admin Managed tab (oddly had to refresh for the deployed add-in to show up ) and then added it in.
Now the Forms button works as expected but as Guillaume says, every form insertion operation requires to click on the "Update add-in" error message.
I was able to deploy the add in my company's tenant, however creating a new Form or inserting an existing one results in a banner at the top of the slide that says "UPDATE ADD-IN" with an "Update now" option. Clicking "Update now" causes it to do some thinking then the Form inserts as expected, but its annoying and a bad user experience. I am on the latest Office build and just deployed the add-in.
Does anyone else experience this same behavior? Would like to confirm its not only me..
Same for me
I tried to add it to Everyone, as a GA and got the same error message
Progress is being made for Central Deployment of Add-in
Good News / Bad News
Good News: The Add-in is now available in AppSource Central Deployment if you Search Forms you will see the PowerPoint Add-in
Bad News: When I Get, add to Everyone and try to Accept Permission for the tenant and use my signed in ID as Global Admin, I get an error message "Accept permissions failed"
Stef Wanders commented
Yes please, a much requested feature by our teachers at our Faculty!
Opened a ticket with Microsoft support. They indicated the delivery date of the add-in has been pushed back to end of March. No reason why was given.
Steve Kish commented
It's February. The Add-in was promised end of January. Where's the add-in or, as a professional obligation, an update that manages expectations? Paying customers here, awaiting what we've paid for.
Bill Harrison commented
Any word on this? Our faculty would love to be able to use this but we don't want to turn on the store.
Our customers are asking about this as well. Admins have not been able to locate an add-in to enable.
Mark Brown commented
Our profs are asking about this also and it's not available in the admin portal
+1 to the post below, Now Jan 21, 2021 and I cannot find it either. How do we add this to our tenants without giving users access to the Store? I searched for "Forms", "Microsoft Forms" only thing that comes back is something called Quick Poll for Outlook.
Steve Kish commented
The Message Center now announces this will be fixed (MC230157) but doesn't say when, or what the add-in to search for is called (if it is there already). I couldn't find it.
This is also a problem for our school. Professors are excited to use this feature, but unfortunately just like everyone here we have to say no because it requires access to the entire office store. Please make it deployable.
please approve this
it is mandatory for business purposes to disable the store. But it should be possible to deploy the Forms App by Admin (admin center). It is very annoying for users that this wont work.
Would love to be able to deploy this in our large tenant but simply not possible currently as the store is disabled. This is definitely needed without any reliance on users having access to the Office store.
Stuart Gray commented
Our teachers were very excited when they saw the ability to add Forms directly into PowerPoint. But like others here, we have full access to the Microsoft Store disabled, in following with recommended best practices in Education.
As a result, our teachers have no option to use this functionality that would be a very powerful tool for engagement, assessment, and feedback, especially in remote learning environments.
Please consider setting up Forms for PowerPoint as an admin-deployable add-in.
In case this is an issue for the Forms team to review, I have created a Forms UserVoice post here:
I vote this up as well. Security-wise, we disallow the Microsoft Store for users. The post below suggests that the way to enable it is to turn that feature "all on". Sorry, Microsoft. Not going to happen.
I looked to see if it was individually choosable from both the Admin center as a deployable add-in from the store, as well as an individually downloadable app from the store itself. No on both fronts.
R Bowen commented
When I try to add it (as an admin) as a Managed/Allowed add-in it's not in the catalog and I can't turn on the store for my entire tenant. It being a MSFT owned add-in like feature it should just work.