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11 months agoPublic
Today we’re launching a Google #Hangouts plugin for Microsoft Outlook®. Now you’ll be able to start, join or schedule a Hangout directly from Outlook Mail and Calendar.

For example, if you're deploying Chromebox for meetings, now you don't have to stop using Microsoft Outlook® to schedule Hangout video calls. Simply download the plugin and you’ll be ready to join the conversation. Learn more on our Help Center: https://support.google.com/a/answer/4564466
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Gary Walker11 months ago
Awesome, I asked for this recently! Great news. #hangouts #google +5
Hugh Dougherty11 months ago
Fantastic.
Kyle Salewski11 months ago
This is great! Well done! Might have found a slight bug though: When you click Schedule a Hangout it will popup a new meeting invite window but then you are LOCKED to that window. You can't click back into outlook and go to your calendar or find someone's email or anything like you can when you create a normal meeting request. After you send the meeting invite or close the window, then you can click around in Outlook again. Just thought I'd let you know. Maybe it is just me too. Haven't tested other machines yet. +5
Great
Nanette Stavis11 months ago
This has potential for #disruption!
Lise Galuga11 months ago
Great news! Keep up the good work!
u mg mg aye11 months ago
Welcome !
Erick Rojas (Geek)11 months ago
Excelente!
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Levi Hill11 months ago
Not bad.
Paul Suprono, Jr11 months ago
Cannot wait to hang out !
Very good....+1
Shamol Saha11 months ago
Very good...
Daniel B Probert11 months ago
Do people still use outlook..+4
Stefano Cozzi11 months ago
Make a zimlet forma Zimbra, please.+1
+1
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+Pascal Vila hangout intégré a outlook.
Ryan Hayle11 months ago
Why are you promoting this garbage Microsoft software, Google? How worthless. +3
Josh Haughton11 months ago
+Ryan Hayle its like making products for iPhone, it's the only way to educate and convert the 'laggards'+2
Dalila Graf11 months ago
Nice, but what about Lotus Notes? ;)+1
Cory Lui11 months ago
Thought of u +Michael Lui
Elliott Shafii11 months ago
Wow, this is a backwards step. What a horrific idea! Going Google is about transformation and this complete gives the wrong message. +2
Ben Lenton11 months ago
+Matthew Weston great idea
Cory Lui11 months ago
+Elliott Shafii You clearly have no idea what ur talking about or know what Google is and stands for.
Elliott Shafii11 months ago
+Cory Lui you couldn't be more wrong. Google are starting to deprecate a number of tools for legacy platforms like Blackberry Enterprise Server, Windows Phone and MS Outlook.

If a business is wanting to go Google they're ready for a change. And a transformational change which is about changing the technology, the processes and the culture of the business. My career is focused on helping some of the largest organisations in the world go Google. If a new customer of ours wants keep Outlook for all it's users we would happily walk away from the deal. This plugin is not helping people move in the right direction. it will help those who may still need to use outlook for some business process. but it may also encourage businesses that staying outlook is a good idea (which it is not).

Google is open and encourages people to device and platform agnostic. But this isn't a step forward in my opinion.
+4
Moran F.D11 months ago
how to hangouts with people???
Give us Hangouts for desktop, I don't want chrome plugin!
Also add mail notification and ability to send and receive files!
+4
Giorgio Valtolina11 months ago
If you're deploying Chromebox for meetings, now you don't have to stop using Microsoft Outlook®
Rodrigo Almeida11 months ago
+Diego Almeida
Erick Rojas (Geek)11 months ago
Muchos usuarios aún se aún se aferran a plataformas anteriores y con esto Google les da oportunidad de convivir con nuevas alternativas como lo es hangouts, es es ezxcelente
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Josh Haughton11 months ago
+Предраг Љубеновић what would be the difference between a chrome extention and desktop? Do you just not want to have to have chrome installed ?
Tony Gurry11 months ago
actually,i have never thought it?
于笑晨11 months ago
A fail in Photoshopping
Vitalii Zaichenko11 months ago
Nice news! But what about Google #Hangouts plugin for Ubuntu?
Salar Rahmanian11 months ago
Wonder if they have any plans to make this plugin work with outlook on the Mac. Seems windows only.
Joseph T Bradley11 months ago
+Elliott Shafii I know of one other company (in addition to my own) that migrated to Google Apps for business. A lot of our users still use Outlook, and I don't see that changing anytime soon. We also use Skype a lot. I hope that this will also make the hangouts link that is now only visible in Google Calendar show up in Outlook, because that is the only way to get people off of the old way of doing things. You have to go more than halfway to make this kind of change happen.
George Papadakis11 months ago
Google apps for business is a toy compared to office365 and Microsoft outlook and that will not change anytime soon. Being blinded by fanboism will not change the facts. Google knows people will never drop outlook and is trying to integrate in there to get more to use hangouts and maybe move to google apps in the future . I know of a dozen companies that dropped google apps to office 365 in the last few months cause it is the real deal in the same price why even bother with a sub par alternative.+3
James Lamb11 months ago
Yeah, this is for Windows only. (No Mac.) That should have been stated here. Or on the next page. You shouldn't have to get all the way to the download page to find this out. Don't be evil (or annoying), Google.+1
Grégoire Lacave11 months ago
Outlook for Mac doesn't support the installation of addons so it's not very surprising+1
Mike Reading11 months ago
Nice!
Eva DS (Executive)11 months ago
Ty
Andre Foisy11 months ago
Way cool stuff!
Marcus Schommler11 months ago
The icon looks like being for 'Hangouts on Floppies' ;-)
Catherine Esher11 months ago
What is "Outlook" ? ;-) May be a great plugin - for all people form yesterday. +1
Madhu Nama11 months ago
Nice Move Google!
MIA Jasper11 months ago
Moustapha
Alexander Osei11 months ago
Win-win
Do I need "Admin" privilege to install this plugin in my Microsoft Outlook 2013 at my workplace?
Ryan Johnson11 months ago
This is pretty cool - but I am still excited for our district to leave Exchange and Outlook for gmail in June!!!
Andre Foisy11 months ago
+Catherine Esher might be for people from yesterday, read people with experience 😉, but more than 15 years of Outlook use is not something you easily get rid of.
Pranav Amrute11 months ago
You mean the Office Outlook desktop app (Office 2013) or Outlook Express or you mean Office 365 emails with Live ID /passport can now use hangout service of google plus? Or you mean the rebranded hotmail/ now outlook dot com have Hangout plugin? Man! this is all confusing... 

I've Google Apps with hangout feature & I use Outlook desktop for IMAP/POP I think the serivce is for me. 
fantastic news, looking forward to test the same....
Fernando Boita11 months ago

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Yousef Fouda11 months ago
Scott Sweeten11 months ago
people hating on Outlook have never worked for a large organization. You need a solid desktop program to efficiently manage emails, contacts, calendars, and syncing to other services. Dozens, if not hundreds, of 3rd party services have plugins for Outlook to sync their content to Outlook.
Ryan Hayle11 months ago
People defending Outlook don't have a clue about technology. You're why IT departments for pretty much every large corporation are a joke, full of Microsoft lackeys regurgitating what they learned in their trade schools. +2
Paramvir Singh11 months ago
It does not appear to be working. I keep getting the "This party is over" message if I attempt to start an unscheduled hangouts session.+1
Thank you +Patrick Wynn I've contacted my Network Admin to install this plugin. He refused to do. So i decided to continue with Hangouts for Chrome extension on desktop.+1
Nasir Ahmed10 months ago
Hi
Emre Yıldız10 months ago
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+1