Microsoft releases new Outlook Web Apps for iPhone and iPad users

The new Outlook Web Apps add more features, including voice commands.

Published Date
18 - Jul - 2013
| Last Updated
18 - Jul - 2013
Microsoft releases new Outlook Web Apps for iPhone and iPad users

Microsoft Outlook Web Apps (OWA) have been launched in two new versions for iPhone and iPad users. The app works with the Office 365 subscription and brings additional features through native integration on the iOS platform.

Steve Chew of the Microsoft Exchange team has stated in a blog post: “The new apps will provide iPad and iPhone users with exactly the same email, calendar and contact functionality that they would expect to get with Outlook Web App in a browser, but with a few additional capabilities that are only possible with mobile devices.”

Microsoft's Outlook Web App works well on web browsers but comes with some limitations. The new Outlook Web App adds better mail organization capabilities with new features like Conversation View, Categories, Flagging and Mark as Junk. The app offers easy navigation and has an icon on the bottom left corner that allows users to easily switch between Mail, Calendar, People and Options. It has also added some voice commands that you can use by taping and holding the same icon.

The app allows you to Share Calendars, schedule meetings through the room finder and has an attendee free/busy option. It has remote wipe capabilities and users can add separate passcodes for additional security.

To use the new Outlook Web App you will need an iPhone 4S or higher and an iPad 2 or higher. The app only works for iOS 6 or higher. Microsoft has also added that the app will be available to Exchange Server 2013 customers at a later date. Users can download the Outlook Web App for iPhone and iPad from the Apple iTunes App store.

Source: Microsoft Office Blog