From today’s release of new Official Outlook Web App, it is now clear Microsoft is determined to spread its core business across different devices and platforms. Last month they released the much awaiting Office application for iOS platform. The reviews of Office Mobile 365 were mixed. The negative comments were made mainly due to its limitations – like it was released only for iPhone and it was usable for only those who had Subscription based account.
Microsoft is using the same Subscription based model in this new Outlook app. The latest Office 365 for business is the must-have requirement for it. Standard Office users (non-subscription) can not use it.
Though the web app is released for both iPhone and iPad devices but older devices like iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPad 1 are supported according to the what is written on the official App Store page for Outlook.
The UI (user interface) is inspired by Windows 8 and the provision of separate passcode for this app is an additional security add-on. If you don’t like the passcode on your device but still want to protect your emails, you can turn on the passcode function present in the app.
Here are official features:
With OWA for iPhone you can:
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