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March 24, 2022

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Important information about your Microsoft 365 Office App launcher and All Apps experiences

Dynamics 365 Apps, Power Apps, Microsoft 365 Experts, SharePoint Development

From Microsoft Corporation
Technical Bulletin MC346294 · Published Mar 24, 2022

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Message Summary

To help improve the app exploration and discovery experience for users, beginning in April 2022, the Office App Launcher, All Apps (http://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. Microsoft 365 applications listed in these experiences will not be affected.

Following this update, Dynamics 365 apps, Power Apps apps, and Azure AD integrated apps need to meet one of the following criteria to be listed in the Office App Launcher, All Apps, and app search experiences:

Power Apps and Dynamics 365 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 can be up to 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. The All Apps section of the All Apps experience will be removed as the more relevant Azure AD apps will already be listed under their collection name. 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://make.powerapps.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 as described in the previous section.

Microsoft 365 applications listed in the Office App Launcher, All Apps, and app search experience will not be affected.

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:

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