Microsoft’s Targeted release program allows Microsoft organizations to add MURAL as a collaborative app within Outlook and Office, using similar capabilities as the MURAL App for Microsoft Teams. Here's the original Microsoft announcement from March 2022.

Note: The formal name of the integration is "MURAL for Teams, Outlook, and Office," but we'll simply refer to it as MURAL throughout this document.

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How to use MURAL in Microsoft Office.com

When MURAL is enabled, it appears in Office as an app. You can launch MURAL from the Office toolbar at any time, without having to open a new tab or log in to MURAL. You can also access MURAL from supported Office apps (such as Outlook or Teams).

Requirements

Setup

The MURAL app must be enabled before it is visible in Office 365. For instructions on how to enable it, see Installing the MURAL App for Teams.

Once enabled, MURAL is displayed in your Office M365 Apps.

Launch MURAL in Office

You can launch MURAL from either the App Launcher (available everywhere in Office 365) or open MURAL as a personal app in the App Bar.

To launch MURAL from the App Launcher in Office:

  1. Click the App Launcher icon ( 𐧾 ) in the top left. The Apps and Documents menu is displayed.

  2. In the Apps section, click All apps. The apps list is displayed.

  3. Scroll down the list of apps to Other, then click MURAL. (If this is your first time accessing the app, you'll need to log in.)

Tip: Click the three-dot icon ( ) next to the MURAL app and choose Pin to launcher for easy access.

To open MURAL as a personal app in Office:

  1. Click the Apps button on the left App Bar.

  2. Click MURAL. MURAL is added to the App Bar.

  3. On the App Bar, click MURAL. (If this is your first time accessing the app, you'll need to log in.)

MURAL launches immediately from within Office. No need to switch tabs or browsers!


How to use MURAL in Microsoft Outlook

MURAL appears as an add-in for Microsoft Outlook. Now, you can embed a mural directly into an email message with just a few clicks, and work on a mural in the personal app in Outlook.

MURAL is also available to launch right from the Outlook toolbar.

Requirements

  • Microsoft Office 365

  • Microsoft Outlook (Windows or Web app only, macOS is not currently supported)

Limitations

  • Embedded murals in Outlook are only visible to other Outlook users with versions of Outlook that support the messaging extension.

    • Recipients using other services (like Gmail) will not see embedded murals.

    • Recipients using Outlook without messaging extensions (such as Outlook for Mac) will not see embedded murals.

  • Due to Microsoft limitations, the Change Workspace button is not available in MURAL for Outlook.

Share a mural in an Outlook message

Murals can be quickly shared with teammates as a card view in Outlook messages.

To share a mural in Outlook:

  1. Click the New message button.

  2. Click into the body of your message.

  3. On the Command Bar, click the three-dot icon ( ).

  4. Click Message Extensions > MURAL. A search modal is displayed.

  5. In the search box, type the name of a mural you'd like to embed, then click on the mural to include it in your message.

Excellent! Your mural is shown in a card view in your message. The recipient can simply click View Mural to access it.

Open MURAL in Outlook

You can also open MURAL as a personal app directly in Outlook.

To open MURAL as a personal app in Outlook:

  1. Click the three-dot icon ( ) on the left AppBar.

  2. Click MURAL. (If this is your first time accessing the app, you'll need to log in.)

MURAL launches immediately from within Outlook. No need to switch tabs or browsers!


Enroll in the Microsoft Targeted release program

Follow the steps below to enroll in the Targeted release program. These steps are taken from this Microsoft help document.

You can change how your organization receives Microsoft 365 updates by following these steps. You have to be a global administrator in Microsoft 365 to opt in.

Note: It can take up to 24 hours for the below changes to take effect in Microsoft 365. If you opt out of a Targeted release after enabling it, your users may lose access to features that haven't reached the scheduled release yet.

To enroll in the Microsoft Targeted release program:

  1. Log in to the Microsoft 365 admin center.

  2. In the admin center, go to Settings > Org Setting, and under the Organization profile tab, choose Release preferences.

  3. Choose one of the following release options:

    • To disable Targeted release, select Standard release, then select Save.

    • To enable Targeted release for all users in your organization, select Targeted release for everyone, then select Save.

    • To enable Targeted release for some people in your organization, select Targeted release for selected users, then select Save.

  4. Choose Select users to add users one at a time, or Upload users to add them in bulk.

  5. When you're done adding users, select Save.

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