Microsoft Launches Outlook Apps for Office 365 Business Subscribers

Microsoft today launched a set of native Outlook apps designed for Office 365 business subscribers who want to access their email on the iPad or the iPhone.

Based on the browser version of the Outlook Web App, OWA for iPhone and iPad offer standard access to email, calendars, and contacts along with “additional capabilities that are only possible through native integration of the app with mobile devices."

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The apps, which are available only to customers with an Office 365 business account that includes the latest version of Exchange Online, offer a number of features like quick email organization options, shared calendars, and voice command support.
Get work done faster with email
- Organize your email quickly with Conversation View, Mark as Junk, Flag, and Categories
- Quickly search or browse email in all folders including Outlook Favorites
Manage your schedule with ease
- Schedule meetings using attendee free/busy and room finder
- View shared calendars including delegate support
- Use your voice to look up a contact or bring up your schedule
Keep business data secure
- Remote wipe erases only your corporate data in OWA for iPhone and leaves your personal data on the device alone
- Separate passcode for OWA for iPhone provides an additional layer of security
OWA for the iPhone and the iPad are both available for free from the App Store.

OWA for iPhone [Direct Link]
OWA for iPad [Direct Link]

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19 months ago
Baahh - I still have an original ipad and the OWA for iPad app requires a front facing camera. EMAIL shouldn't require any camera. It's email, not video conferencing like skype.
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19 months ago
Not going to "rent" ANY software, so I'm out on this one.
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19 months ago
This app is for Office 365 for Business ($60-180/year per user), not to be confused with Office 365 Home Premium ($99.99/year for up to 5 PCs/Macs).

If you ask me, Microsoft created too many tiers.
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19 months ago
This is unfortunately a real let-down—the new apps are probably pretty helpful, but Microsoft is throwing standard customers who run Exchange on in-house servers under the bus :mad:
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19 months ago

I toyed with the iphone version and after a minute or 2, it displayed "this content is ready for offline use."




MS's plan is to eliminate on-premises Exchange and will eventually offer it only as a hosted subscription. Eventually, you'll be on the bus rather than under it.


I would never allow them to host the mail in my company and I know others who feel the same way. If they do not meet the on-site market need, another company will step up and do it for them.
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19 months ago
Microsoft is a good friend for Apple to have.
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19 months ago

Baahh - I still have an original ipad and the OWA for iPad app requires a front facing camera.



That's a bit creepy. This is Microsoft-- they're supposed to be lame, not creepy. Google has the market cornered for creepy.
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19 months ago

Microsoft is a good friend for Apple to have.


LOL, uh what? Some people here including you need to realize that Microsoft's past trump cards are becoming less relevant as time passes. At this point MS has way more misses than hits and they are more in need of having Apple as a friend rather than the opposite. You need to get an iGrip on reality. :p
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19 months ago

There's one subscription option for home users, and 3 for businesses. I fail to see how this is too many. Please explain. :confused:


ZDNET: Microsoft delievers OWA (http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-delivers-native-outlook-web-app-clients-for-iphone-ipad-7000018143/)

If you don't think the plan explanation just sounds painful, then nope, there are not too many tiers.
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