Microsoft Releases Its Native Outlook Web App for iPhone and iPad Users

Microsoft has come up with another new goodie! The company has recently rolled out a new OWA (Outlook Web App) app for both iPhone and iPad users.


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The company says that the apps are accessible by those who are having Office 365 subscription, and their administrations should run on the new version of Exchange Online. If you satisfy these 2 requirements, you are free to access either of these apps!

The User Interface of the iOS apps is nearly alike the Outlook Web App, and the applications for Outlook will also be accessible here. iOS apps provide the standard benefits like email, contacts sync and calendar functionality, as that of the Outlook Web version.

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You will have a navigation screen that is packed with Live tiles of information. The app also brings an integrated voice input, which lets users to give voice commands like “open Calendar for day after tomorrow.”

The most interesting feature about iOS version is that it supports offline email. In other words, you can delete, view, flag, and reply and compose to new messages even in the absence of internet connection. The app supports 60 languages.

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Here’s the complete changelog of the OWA for iPhone & iPad apps:

  • Systematize your email smoothly and rapidly with Mark as Junk, Conversation View, Flag, and other categories.
  • Ability to browse or search email in every folder in addition to Outlook Favorites.
  • Schedule your meetings using free/busy and room finder.
  • You can view the shared calendars including delegate support.
  • Give voice commands to find a contact or to schedule things.
  • Consists of a separate passcode for iPhone version as an additional security step.
  • Remote wipe eliminates only the corporate data available in the iPhone version and leaves the personal data on your device alone.

In addition to the above mentioned features, the apps saves your credentials and automatically sign in you, pop up reminders even when the app is dormant, and synchronize all your OWA contacts so that you can identify them with the caller ID.

OWA app for ios

iOS users can download OWA for iPhone and OWA for iPad from Apple App Store for free. Both the versions are compatible with devices that run on iOS version 6.0 or above.

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