Add-ins & Apps for Microsoft Office 365 at U-M

Add-ins are available for U-M students, faculty, and staff on the Ann Arbor, Flint, and Dearborn academic campuses to use within Microsoft Office 365.

While add-ins are now available within U-M Microsoft Office 365, ITS does not provide technical support for third-party add-ins or the services they integrate with. Such add-ins are also not covered under our agreement with Microsoft. Third-party add-ins and their related services may display advertisements, require additional terms of service agreements, have a separate privacy policy, or retain your information. They can also behave in unpredictable ways.

You are responsible for ensuring that your use of U-M Microsoft Office 365, including add-ins, complies with laws, policies, and regulations where applicable. Close attention must also be paid to the data classification types used in documents created using add-ins within U-M Microsoft Office 365, as listed below:

Data Classification Type Add-in Usage
Restricted Add-ins cannot be used.
High or Moderate

Add-ins created by Microsoft can be used, except for these data types:

  • Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)
  • Export Controlled Information (ITAR, EAR)
  • Protected Health Information (HIPAA)


Add-ins created by other third parties cannot be used with High or Moderate data classification types without a security review.

Low Any add-ins can be used.

While add-ins can be utilized as described above within U-M Microsoft Office 365, resulting documents must be stored in an approved storage destination.