The pre-release version requires devices powered by Android 4.4 or higher
Microsoft has finally brought its Outlook Web Access application on Android platform after iPhone users have been able to try it out for quite some time now.The native Outlook Web Access mobile app for Android devices allows users to interact with their email, calendar and contacts while on the go.
With the help of Microsoft's application, users will be able to manage their email and schedule, as well as sync contacts on the move, at the same time protecting their business data.
The application also allows Android users to organize their email quick and easy with Conversation View, Mark as Junk, Flag and Categories. You will also be able to search or browse email in all folders including Outlook Favorites.
With Outlook Web Access, you can also use inline apps for shipment tracking, Bing maps for addresses, along with other useful features.
Scheduling meetings has never been easier with Outlook Web Access, as the application allows users to take advantage of the free/busy and room finder features.
You will also be able to view shared calendars, along with delegate support. The application also supports voice control and allows users to search for a contact or retrieve their schedule by using their voices.
If you decide to install Outlook Web Access on your Android device, you will not need Exchange ActiveSync anymore to see your mailbox's contact on the phone. Simply use Microsoft's new application to sync contacts to your phone.
Contact's information for the phone's address book can be updated with ease and then synced back to your mailbox. The application also includes some security features that will allow users to remotely wipe their phones if it's lost or stolen.
The remote wipe command only erases corporate data and leaves the personal data on the device intact. Users can skip the device administrator setup, as developers promise that they will set up a PIN for users within the application.
If you want to give Outlook Web Access a try, you will need to meet some requirements. Your device should run Android 4.4 KitKat or higher, while your mailbox must be running on Office 365 for business.
You can now download Outlook Web Access for Android for free via Google Play Store. As mentioned earlier, the application should be fully compatible with most devices powered by Android 4.4 KitKat and up. Keep in mind that the application will not work with Outlook.com (formerly Hotmail) mailboxes.