Microsoft turns Outlook Web App into a native client for iPhone and iPad

By , Jul 16, 2013

Outlook Web App for iOS (teaser 001)

Despite the ongoing iPad-bashing in television commercials, Microsoft over the past month has managed to release brand new Office 365 for iPhone (check out our review) and SkyDrive Pro apps, while revamping and enhancing a cross-platform note-taking software, OneNote.

Today, the Windows giant has added another productivity app to its stable of App Store offerings, the Outlook Web App for iPhone and iPad.

Despite what the name might have you believe, it’s a native app. The software offers the same email, calendar and contact functionality you get in Outlook Web App on the browser, “but with additional capabilities that are only possible through native integration of the app with mobile devices,” such as notifications, Microsoft argues…

The software is targeted at organizations using Office 365 subscription that includes Exchange Online. Writing on its blog, the company pledges to provide a great email experience on iOS that its customers have come to love on Windows Phone 8 devices.

Outlook Web App for iOS (teaser 002)

The blog entry reads:

In order to better support many of our customers who use their iPhones and iPads for work, we are introducing OWA for iPhone and OWA for iPad, which bring a native Outlook Web App experience to iOS devices.

It was about the time, if I may add.

Outlook Web App for iOS (teaser 003)

Some of the noteworthy features include:

• Organize your email quickly with Conversation View, Mark as Junk, Flag, and Categories
• Quickly search or browse email in all folders including Outlook Favorites
• 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
• Remote wipe erases only your corporate data in OWA for iPad and leaves your personal data on the device alone
• Separate passcode for OWA for iPad provides an additional layer of security

OWA for iPhone and OWA for iPad are available now from the App Store.

You’ll need to have the latest update of Office 365 for business or Exchange Online to use the apps. Only the iPad 2 or higher and iPhone 4S or higher running iOS 6 or later are supported in the initial release.

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  • Tony Klapatch

    Finally!

  • http://www.eraser.org B. Braun

    Outlook from Microsoft? No thanks, i just turned froum iCloud to OwnCloud and my own Mailserver, i am sick and tired of all the NSA spying.

    • Dixon

      you are just sad that NSA is reading your Mail and FB comments and dont click on LIKE IT button ;) …hehe

      • Scott Curry

        Ok that made me laugh….lol

      • Justice and Malice

        Did it really?

      • Dixon

        ok then im glad .. wasnt ment as an offence ;)

    • Damian W

      I think you are complately paranoid. So even if they have access to your stuff, what are they gonna do about it? As long as you don’t involve in any criminal activities they don’t give a damn about you. BTW, Do you sell crack by any chance? If so, I would like to know price offers.

      • 0n3

        Others are plain brainwashed. Why spying on somebody if he’s a honest normal person? Why not use tons of resources and tech to find the real bad ones?

        Wait till you’ll have cams & mics in your bedroom, bathroom, car or even in your pants. Not a big prob as maybe nothing hiding there.

      • TeddyBearStand

        1984

      • http://www.eraser.org B. Braun

        If you think like this why do you have coutains at your windows? Why not leaving your doors open and leav all your account, bills an notes stuff lying open on your desk?

      • Damian W

        your argument is still far fetched. It is like saying for example….my house is not safe enough because someone could break the lock or windows; therefore, to improve my own security i should move out to the moon where nobody can get me.

        Right? Lets go to the moon. maybe mars is safer? What do you think?

        BTW, using gmail or hotmail does not give anyone access to my bank account, It is not anything like leaving the door open to my house.

      • http://www.eraser.org B. Braun

        Next up: They spy all you brave people since 2007 or so and didn’t stop those Boston bombers. Hmm Helpful?

      • EpicFacepalm

        Well, even I’m not in any criminal activity, I just want to say duck you to all international ad companies and Obama, no thanks. BTW, why is USA spying foreigners, and why it seems absurd to you when I’m actually (at least trying) hiding from your government? It’s not a million dollar question, is it?

        Would you feel good when you know that you were tracked by the Iran-Russia-China-N.Korea alliance?

      • Damian W

        They probably all spy on me right now and it does not annoy me at all. I don’t see them, I don’t hear them, they don’t steal my money. Basically they do nothing to me. So I don’t care if they haveaccess to my gmail

      • EpicFacepalm

        That’s too much pragmatism right there

    • Chuck Finley

      Hey yeah man, I’m like also so important that my completely meaningless life is totally the focus of the NSA man. They’re like spying on my every movement man.

      Hey by the way, could you tell me how to make tinfoil hats? Mine keep falling apart man. I need to stop the MAN’S satellites spying on me man.

      • arrontaylor

        man

      • http://www.eraser.org B. Braun

        Yeah, why not running around naked so everyone can see you’re a handsome guy?

      • EpicFacepalm

        Just because you’re useless doesn’t make everyone useless and unskilled

    • NEWYORKMINUTE10

      how do you host own mailserver?

      • http://www.eraser.org B. Braun

        If you want in cheap try raspberry pi