Today, we are excited to announce the availability of OWA for iPhone and OWA for iPad, which provides even more value to organizations on any Office 365 subscription that includes Exchange Online. OWA for iPhone and OWA for iPad are mobile apps that offer the same email, calendar, and contact functionality you get in Outlook Web App on the browser, but with additional capabilities that are only possible through native integration of the app with mobile devices.
Our goal is to help our customers remain productive anytime, anywhere. This includes providing a great email experience on smartphones and tablets. We already offer Exchange ActiveSync (EAS), which is the de facto industry standard for accessing Exchange email on mobile devices. Windows Phone 8 comes with Outlook Mobile, and the Outlook Web App experience in the Windows Phone 8 browser is top-notch. In order to better support many of our customers who use their iPhones and iPads for work, we are introducing OWA for iPhone and OWA for iPad, which bring a native Outlook Web App experience to iOS devices!
OWA for iPhone and OWA for iPad can be installed directly from the Apple App Store. A subscription to Office 365 that includes Exchange Online is required to use the app.1 If you aren’t already an Office 365 subscriber, you can visit www.office.com to learn more and sign up.
Note: OWA for iPhone/iPad is for Office 365 customers who have the newest update of Exchange Online. Support for Exchange Server 2013 is planned for the future.
For more details, head over to OWA for iPhone and OWA for iPad on the Office 365 technology blog.
Note: for additional information about OWA for iPad as well as some related troubleshooting information, you can go to the OWA for iPhone and OWA for iPad Office 365 Wiki page.
The Exchange Team