There are a lot of new features coming with Exchange SP1. Today I will provide a quick look into the OWA enhancements slated for SP1:


Tweaks to the OWA UI in SP1:

Reminders overhaul:


New OWA themes:


IM presence icons switched to squares to match the new CS14 jellybean overhaul.


Reply buttons overhauled:


Preview pane overhauled:


New alert pane on the toolbar:


Calendar overhaul:


Other OWA tweaks slated for SP1:

Solid story with Communication Server 14 – make it easier to expose CS14 presence within OWA – reduce complexities

embed pictures in an email

Publish your calendar on the internet

Import internet calendars (via .ics)

read IRM emails in OWA

Reading pane on the bottom or off option


Grab SP1 beta here to try out some of these new OWA features in your test labs (not production). We will blog about the other SP1 features coming in future blogs.