Side Loading

You can side load your add-ins for quick testing without having to put them into an add-in catalog.
Side loading can be done on Office 365 or Office Online
When you side load the manifest file is it stored in the browsers local storage.


Office 365

Login to your 365 account
Open Excel
Select Insert > Add-ins
Select MyOrganisation
Select Upload My Addin
Browse to the manifest file


Office Online

Open Office Online
Under Get Started, choose Excel
Select Insert > Add-ins
Select the MyAddins tab
Select Manage my Add-ins
Select Upload My Addin
Browse to the manifest file


Shared Folder

create a folder
properties, advanced sharing
file, options, trust center, trusted addin catalogs
add it here and tick "show in menu"
This will display the "Shared Folder" option at the top of the Add-ins dialog box



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