Dynamics 365 App for Outlook

The Dynamics 365 App for Outlook is a great tool that enables end users to access Dynamics 365 records directly within the Outlook client. End users are also able to track sent/received emails back to Dynamics 365 alongside “track regarding” which tracks an email connected to the contact, case, account, and other records.

When Dynamics 365 App for Outlook is installed, depending on which version of the app you have installed, you’ll see a Customer Engagement pane or window next to a selected Outlook email message, or when you’re composing an email message or setting up a meeting or appointment.

For example, when you open an email message, view information from Customer Engagement about the email recipients. Or with a single click, link an Outlook email message or appointment to a specific Customer Engagement record. When you link an email message or appointment to a Customer Engagement record, the Outlook record appears as an activity for that record in Customer Engagement.

What Dynamics 365 App for Outlook offers

With Dynamics 365 App for Outlook, you can:

  • View information about Customer Engagement contacts and leads while you’re working in Outlook. You can view this info in the context of an email message, meeting, or appointment. For example, view phone numbers, company name, last and next activities, and recent records from Customer Engagement.
  • Link email messages, meetings, and appointments to a Customer Engagement record with a single click. For example, link an email message to a specific account, opportunity, or case. Dynamics 365 App for Outlook also supports custom entities.
  • Open Customer Engagement records directly to find or enter more detailed information.
  • Add a phone call, task, or appointment activity to Customer Engagement.
  • Create a new Customer Engagement record for any entity (record type).
  • Add email templates, knowledge articles, and sales literature when you create an email message or set up a meeting.
  • Track Outlook contacts in Customer Engagement.

What’s new in Dynamics 365 App for Outlook

The Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement apps version 9.0 version of Dynamics 365 App for Outlook has been significantly redesigned and includes enhancements such as:

  • Unified Interface. Dynamics 365 App for Outlook is built on the Unified Interface framework, which uses responsive web design principles to provide an optimal viewing and interaction experience for any screen size, device, or orientation. Much of Customer Engagement functionality is now included.
  • Global search or multi-entity search. Use global search to search for a keyword in multiple entities at the same time. Global search uses the quick find view for the various entities to search for records.
  • Forms. View and edit forms the same as what you see in the mobile experience.
  • Dashboards. View and edit dashboards the same as what you see in the mobile experience.
  • Insights. Use Relationship assistant to get insights into your customers.

Known issues

Users who are assigned a custom security role may not be able to access Dynamics 365 App for Outlook. We are working on a fix for this issue.

Delegated users cannot track emails using Dynamics 365 App for Outlook. Try using folder-level tracking or automatic tracking for delegated users.