OWA for iPad guide – #office365

The iPad OWA App

After the release of the much anticipated OWA app for iPhone and iPad, I decided to download and see if it ticks the boxes over the native iPad email client.

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Firstly started off with finding the app in the AppStore – as you’d imagine ‘owa’ in search pings it up fairly quickly.

From here I downloaded and installed the app

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Entered my email address and password – in this case I used my Office365 subscription for work emails.

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We’re then welcomed to the OWA app with a short swipe introduction into where buttons are and what we can do in OWA.

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When we’ve gone through this we can select ‘go to inbox’ where we see a very ‘Outlook 2013’ interface, which in my opinion (admittedly after a little getting used to), is definitely the most uncluttered Outlook yet. Very clear and plain. Personally I’m not looking for a lot of clutter, the content for me is the most important, and emails are only as good as the content you receive. 🙂

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The nicest feature for me would be the bottom left hand corner button, which takes us to another ‘pane’ where you can select your Mail, Calendar, People, or Options areas. Having this on a separate pane certainly keeps with the clear and uncluttered look for OWA.

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Moving into the calendar we’re met with another clear screen.

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People shows us our contacts and groups – I’ve used the groups as a screenshot as I’m sure my contacts wouldn’t want their emails available to all 🙂

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Finally options;

  • Allows Automatic replies
  • Change Time Zone
  • Email Signature
  • Set a passcode
  • Synchronise Contacts
  • (Terms and Conditions / Feedback)

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Another handy feature is the ability to go from a compact view to a full screen view just by clicking the ‘Goggle’ button.

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Hope you’ve enjoyed the tour of the OWA app for iPad, as you would imagine a very similar scenario for the iPhone app which I believe is only available to iPhone 4S onwards.

Any questions please comment and I will do my best to answer.


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