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Starbucks meeting room? Outlook has a plug-in for that

by Todd Haselton | June 18, 2016June 18, 2016 7:00 am PDT

This is pretty wild. Starbucks recently launched a new add-in for Microsoft Outlook that allows coffee-lovers to quickly interact with the popular coffee retailer.

The free-plugin allows you to, for example, create a meeting at a nearby Starbucks location. The Starbucks plugin will then automatically insert the address of the chosen location in addition to a link for ordering drinks and food ahead of arrival.

The plug-in can be used for other things, too, like for sending a quick gift card to a colleague or friend. Just choose the eGift design and amount and then send away. And, if you make one soon, Starbucks will give you your own $5 eCard.

Here’s how you can get started:

  1. In Outlook 2013 or Outlook 2016, click Store from the Home tab on the ribbon. In Outlook on the web click the gear icon (top right) and select Manage Add-ins.
  2. Type in “Starbucks” in the search bar on the top right.
  3. The search will return the “Starbucks for Outlook” add-in, then set the toggle to “on” to install the add-in.
  4. The add-in will appear in the command bar ribbon on the top.

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...