Outlook Web App for iPhone and iPad
Microsoft has launched Outlook Web App for both iPad and iPhone. To use the Outlook Web Apps and get the latest Exchange Online updates you need a subscription for Office 365. The new apps are mix between web apps and mobile apps. The Outlook Web App has the typical calendar, email and contacts. It is accessed via a browser, but offers some unique features, just like a traditional packaged application. With Outlook Web App for iPhone and iPad you can:
• Get your emails organized and marked as Junk, Categories and Flag
• Search and browse through your emails and folders
• Schedule meetings
• Use voice
• View shared calendars
• Have an additional layer of security (OWA for iPhone)
• Use an remote wipe to delete the data on the device
The app sync automatically your contacts and they are recognized by the caller ID. Both Outlook Web Apps for iPad and iPhone support 60 languages.
With the new apps, Microsoft is trying to deliver a native Outlook experience to the iOS devices. But unlike many other apps, the Outlook Web App is not written completely from scratch. Microsoft has kept the same code, which could make it easier for the company to update the apps adding the latest improvements and features.
Earlier, Microsoft announced the forced move from Hotmail to Outlook.com. The company completed the move and included two new features to Outlook – a deeper SkyDrive integration and SMTP send. The latter makes it easier to send mails from different addresses. The SkyDrive integration lets you put files directly from the SkyDrive when you compose messages. Outlook turns the files into thumbnails with permission to let other users see them.