Microsoft has announced the launch of Outlook Web App pre-release version for Android. It can now be grabbed from Google Play for free but being a pre-release version, the feature-set and support is limited.
According to Microsoft, your Android device must be powered by KitKat or higher and the mailbox must be running on Office 365 for business to use this app. Also, phablet and tablet devices are not supported at this point. Clearly, this is just a test run meant for gathering feedback and the company states the same in announcement blog post.
“During this pre-release, we’ll be gathering feedback, fixing bugs and making sure the app is ready for prime time! The app distribution will be limited to a few devices to begin with. We’ll be adding new device support regularly so if your device isn’t supported right now, check back often,” Microsoft noted in the blog post.
The windows-maker has also revealed that support for on-premise Exchange servers will be announced in the future. There is no word on when the stable and final version will be released.
Here is a look at the app features:
- Organize your email quickly with Conversation View, Mark as Junk, Flag, and Categories.
- Quickly search or browse email in all folders including Outlook Favourites.
- Use inline apps for shipment tracking, Bing maps for addresses, and other great features.
- Schedule meetings using attendee free/busy and room finder features.
- View shared calendars, including delegate support.
- Use your voice to look up a contact or retrieve your schedule:
- Use OWA for Android to sync your contacts to your phone.
- Update your contacts’ information from your phone’s address book, which will then be synced back to your mailbox.
- Use remote wipe if your phone is lost or stolen. It erases only your corporate date and leaves your personal data on the device alone.
What exactly is the difference between the already existing Outlook app in PlayStore and this?
KitKat or higher 😉