How often do you think about how your email management system integrates with Outlook? Probably not very often, if ever. But you might want to think about it more if your current email management system is bogging down or crashing Outlook; isn’t available on Outlook web, Mac, or mobile; or requires a lot of IT help to set up and get running.
There are two ways to have a Microsoft Office 365 integration: through the COM/VSTO add-in or an Office Add-in.
The naming convention Microsoft has chosen can make it a little confusing to easily understand what kind of integration a vendor you’re evaluating offers because both add-in models can be called “Microsoft Office 365 integrations”. However, integrations done via COM/VSTO add-ins vs the Office Add-in platform are very different. Both have advantages, and it is important to understand them so you can pick the right solution for your organization’s email management needs.
Historically, the primary method of integrating with Outlook has been via the COM or VSTO add-ins. This legacy model is very mature and has been around for a long time.
The Office Add-in platform is Microsoft’s new approach to add-ins within MS Office applications. It solves many of the challenges with COM/VSTO add-ins and are essentially a web page that displays within the MS Office application, within Outlook in the case of ndMail.
ndMail has always been integrated with Microsoft Office 365 via the COM/VSTO add-in model. That integration allowed users of Outlook desktop for Windows to intelligently save, file, and manage email using artificial intelligence to generate cloud-based filing predictions and much more.
Now, NetDocuments is excited to announce that we’ve expanded our integrations with the release of ndMail for Office 365 which utilizes Office Add-ins and brings additional access and ease of use to more ndMail users.
Learn more about the benefits of ndMail for Office 365 Add-in here.
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