Installing Microsoft 365 apps (2022 SU2)

Endpoint Manager 2022 SU2 adds native Windows Autopilot support for Microsoft 365 (otherwise known as Office 365) application deployment. Microsoft 365 application deployment uses Microsoft's Office Deployment tool and a configuration XML file that defines how and what Microsoft 365 applications should be installed. Autopilot's Create a Microsoft 365 app wizard includes an XML configuration builder you can use.

Alternatively, you can use Microsoft's web-based XML configuration builder to create an XML file and then import that file.

To install Microsoft 365 apps as part of a deployment profile
  1. Click Tools > Modern Device Management > Windows Autopilot.
  2. In the Autopilot window, click Applications.
  3. Click Create a Microsoft 365 app button.
  4. On the Application settings page, enter a Name and Description. Click Next.
  5. On the Microsoft 365 config settings page, click Launch configuration builder if you want to build an XML configuration file. If you already have an XML configuration file, select Upload a previously created configuration file and browse for it. Click Next.
  6. On the Requirement rules page, you can add rules that determine whether the application should be installed. These are optional. Click Next.
  7. On the Detection rules page, you can add rules that help determine whether the application installed successfully. These are optional. Click Next.
  8. On the Group assignment page, select which Azure groups should receive the application. Click Next.
  9. On the Overview page, review your configuration and click Create application when you're ready. Monitor upload progress on the main Applications page.

Understanding Microsoft 365 config settings

There are two ways to provide configuration settings. You can either use the built-in configuration builder or you can use Microsoft's, available here. The Microsoft configuration tool allows for more granular configuration options, and you can import the XML file it creates. The built-in builder covers most scenarios and is simpler.

Once you save a Microsoft 365 app, the XML configuration becomes part of the application and you can't modify the XML settings. You'll need to recreate the app if you want a different XML configuration.