MC290818: Important information about your Microsoft 365 Office App launcher

To help improve the app exploration and discovery experience for users, beginning mid-November 2021, the Office App Launcher, All Apps (https://office.com/apps), and app search experiences will be updated to only list relevant Dynamics 365 apps, Power Apps apps, and Azure Active Directory integrated apps.

MC290818: Important information about your Microsoft 365 Office App launcher

Affected Workloads

  • Dynamics 365 Apps, Power Apps

Following this update, the Office App Launcher, All Apps, and app search experiences will only list Dynamics 365 apps, Power Apps apps, and Azure AD integrated apps that meet one of the following criteria:

Dynamics 365 apps and Power Apps apps:

  • Apps a user has launched in the last 7 days
  • Apps created by a user
  • Apps an admin has marked as ‘featured’ in the tenant
  • User accessible Microsoft published Dynamics 365 apps

Dynamics 365 apps or Power Apps apps that meet the above criteria will be shown in the App Launcher, the Business Apps section of the All Apps experience, and in app search results. Note that the time between when an app is shared with a user and when it appears in an Office experience is expected to be 24 hours.

Azure AD Integrated Apps:

  • Apps an admin or user has added to an Azure AD collection

Azure AD integrated apps meeting the criteria above will be shown grouped by collection name in the All Apps experiences, as well as individually listed in the App Launcher and in app search results. A link to the My Apps portal where users can create Azure AD collections will be added to the All Apps experiences as part of this update.

How does this affect me?

Dynamics 365 apps, Power Apps apps, and Azure AD integrated apps that don’t meet the above criteria will no longer be listed in the Office App Launcher, All Apps, and app search experience. Users can take the following steps to access these apps and have them listed again in their experiences.

For Dynamics 365 apps and Power Apps apps, if a user cannot find an app they are looking for will need to first launch it in the browser via its Uniform Resource Identifier (URI). Note that admins and makers can get an app’s URI by selecting an app in the Power Platform admin center or via https://admin.powerplatform.microsoft.com/ by selecting details, then selecting web link. Once the app is launched, it will be listed in the Office App Launcher, All Apps, and app search experiences.

For Azure AD integrated apps, a user can locate the full list in the “Apps” collection of the My Apps portal. Users can create collections for quick access to their favorite or most often used Azure AD integrated apps. Once the Azure AD integrated app is added to a collection, it will be listed in the Office App Launcher, All Apps, and app search experiences.

What action do I need to take?

This message is to inform you of an upcoming change, no action is required. However, if you want to guarantee specific Dynamics 365 apps, Power Apps apps, and Azure AD integrated apps are available to users following this update, please perform either of the following:

Message ID: MC290818
Published: 11 October 2021
Updated: 19 October 2021