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.
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.
Erik Olsson commented
Good idea for more flexibility!
Same problem in a standard business tenant. We have changed the AddIn Settings to Whitelisting, but it is not possible to deploy or whitelist the forms addin. Any other addin is working. Thank you.