Office OWA for Android

Office 365 users will soon have an official app for their Android devices

Microsoft has announced Outlook Web App (OWA) for Android. If you’re in a company that uses Office 365 for Business you probably are already familiar with OWA. Outlook Web App is the webmail service that comes with Office 365 or Microsoft Exchange Server. A dedicated OWA app for Android is expected to come later this year.

Outlook Web App includes access to email, calendars, contacts, tasks and more. OWA is a competitor to Google Apps. Microsoft did not give a firm release date for the Android app.

We’ll of course let you know when you can get access and download it. If it’s anything like OWA for iPhone you can look forward to features like conversation view, mark as junk, support for Outlook flags and more. You’ll also be able to manage your schedule, view shared calendars and find contacts.

Anyone out there using an Android handset and using Office 365 at work? Let us know if any of you would use this app.

Source: Microsoft; Via: WPCentral

There are 28 comments

can3gxw says:

If this will work with MS-Exchange, I will have it installed on all of our company's Android phones.

Sam Sabri says:

Very cool. How many Android phones are floating around your company? I do think this works with MSE!

jkayakj says:

Knowing their current trend with android apps.. Do you think that it will be better than the stock mail and calendar apps etc?

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deltatux says:

The stock Android 4.4 email and exchange works great. Though, there is a music playback bug that comes with Exchange though. That's the only annoyance imo.

linh.nguyen says:

I disagree. The stock app painfully fails sending quite often for me (and my coworkers). And it will sometimes send days later if you don't check on it. It's rather frustrating and I hope the MS app is better.

legoman101 says:

No support for on-prem Exchange servers. O365 only for the forseeable future :-(

Hmm that only leaves potentially 9 mos to wait.

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jbcreate says:

luckily we're finally leaving outlook in our offices, however for our outlook needs, i always recommend using CloudMagic. Its the best outlook (and many other email clients) client that i've seen!

combi06 says:

You do know how their system works right? ..Pretty much they store a copy of ALL your company emails on THEIR servers, hence why they're so fast when 'searching', which is their bread and butter. IMO the BEST Exchange client is Nine ..hands down! Security is top notch and you can apply it either at the device or app level which is the way it should be...just because I have to add my company's email on my PERSONAL mean shouldn't give them the right to lock my phone down as they please!

jbcreate says:

thanks for the heads up, looking into it now!

brad4560 says:

Can't wait! Although the mail app on the m8 handles exchange great.

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VAVA Mk2 says:

Meh I am good. Touchdown Exchange on Android works great for me already :D

twolastnames says:

I am in the kinda don't like touchdown camp. Email rules are a pain. Gotta set them up outlook, then sync that folder in TD. Not easy when you never use an actual computer.

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MrHost says:

I'll try it. I use built in email on exchange and it works fine. Shared calendars would be a small plus, which I can't get yet.

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ScottieG59 says:

It is a maybe, but only if there is a reasonable way to use a Common Access Card (CAC) with Android.

fotyc says:

I would use it if our security folks allow access. Right now, I can only use our Outlook web access client on the Opera browser on my phone, Chrome and stock are recognized as mobile devices (I think) and blocked. I don't know if this will be allowed, but it'd be nice to have something designed for the small screen instead of squinting at the full client.

cshrader says:

Check OWM for Outlook

If you have Outlook web access, this app is well worth the cost!

Dolfan058 says:

How will this work with Exchange Enterprise security? Regardless, I already want this app

Apocalypso says:

I don't see how this has any advantages over the stock Android email app. I get corporate email on my phone and already have access to these features via the Exchange ActiveSync settings.

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sonic1519 says:

If it works as well as the new office mobile app that just came out count me in

Device policy. If you don't want your employer to have the ability to blow away your personal phone data (including the rest of your user space), then this app is for you. All they'll be able to do is reset this app.

I'm bugged this app probably isn't going to work with MFA support. At least, if it's like the iOS version.

Joe1004 says:

I'll be on top of this right away. Too many little things don't work well. Quite frankly, Android needs the functionality of BlackBerry when it comes to integration to Exchange or Lotus Notes. I used Touchdown for a while, but ended up returning to stock. Tasks will be a huge gain for me.

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it solutions says:

thank you for this post

HuskerDad3 says:

I can't wait to try this. I have tried several third party apps and can't find one that has all the features I need/want.

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Oh man, if this could replace TouchDown on my work phone (They use active sync) I'll install it in a heartbeat.

timmmmb says:

Try Nine ( You can choose to apply permissions only to the Application, so it won't wipe your phone, force you to set a lock method, etc.

Mario Vachon says:

I have office 365 and I need this app... Especially for my calendar. Good, can’t wait to get it...

Scott Clegg1 says:

Cannot wait for this. My outlook account doesn't allow remote access, the only way I can check my calendar is by signing in to OWA web portal (which sucks). Hopefully this app will allow me to quickly and easily access my calendars on my personal phone without having to muck around in a web browser to get there! Can't wait!