Microsoft officially announced that its Outlook Web App (OWA) is now available for Android phones. The OWA for Android mobile app has fixed many bugs and is ready for prime time. The list of supported devices is limited to a selected number of devices for this pre-release version. The company is adding device support regularly so if your device isn’t supported right now, you must check back later.
To use OWA on your Android device, the device must be running Android 4.4 KitKat or higher, your mailbox must be running on Office 365 for business. The app doesn’t include Office 365 personal, Office 365 Home or Outlook.com.
You can download OWA for Android app from the Google Play store. After installing it to your device you should see the OQA icon on the Android home screen.
The interface of the app is very user friendly; with navigation screens that lets you have an easy access to Outlook, Calendar and People. When you tap on Outlook, you get a list view of new message in your inbox. The calendar features of the app is specially optimized for Android and is intended to accelerate user experience with calendar.
OWA for Android can sync with device’s native address book framework so that any change that you do for the contact on the Android app will be reflected on Outlook and Office 365 for Business as well. So, if you received a phone number in a text message you can just update the contact on your phone, and the changes will reflect in OWA as well.
OWA has following features, which you can get after app installation on your device.
- Get work done faster with email
- Organize your email, View, Mark as Junk, Flag, and Categories
- Quick search or browse
- Shipment tracking
- Manage your schedule
- Schedule meetings using attendee free/busy and room finder features.
- View shared calendars
- Voice to look up a contact
- Sync your contacts to your phone
- Remote wipe if your phone is lost or stolen
- Keep business data secure
And much more…
Download: Google Play
OWA for Android is free and to use this app, you need the latest Office 365. The app is marked as a pre-release, so it may have some bugs. It’s just in early stage of roll out; do you think it’s good to expect some major change in the final app that is about to come?