Companies that move to Office 365 have to decide what mobile email client to use. A native client that uses Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) or Outlook? In the past, the best choice was probably something like the iOS mail app. Now, Outlook is the focus of Microsoft’s mobile efforts and it’s where all the new functionality appears. EAS is still valuable, just less so than it was before.
Microsoft is bringing its Edge browser to iOS and Android but this also means that they are now actively developing two different browser platforms.
Outlook desktop includes Task and Contacts functionality that has not changed in years, which is why many users probably don’t use these client features. Mobile apps exploit Tasks and Contacts and make them much more usable.
Microsoft has updated the Outlook apps for iOS and Android so they can now access conversations in Office 365 Groups. It’s a good step forward, if only maybe to reduce the number of Office 365 related apps you have to install on a phone.
Joseph Finney explains why there are so few popular desktop apps in the Windows app store.
My transition to an iPhone is fine and I have mastered Outlook for iOS. That is, except for Contacts, which are a problem because Outlook must obey Apple’s rules. And I won’t even discuss searching.
Todd Klindt and Shane Young discuss OneDrive for Business SharePoint Sync, the SharePoint Migration Assistant Tool (SMAT) for SharePoint 2013 and how it can help you evaluate your move to Office 365, and Shane gushes over his first use of the FindTime feature.
On January 20, Microsoft unexpectedly updated their original blog post from July announcing the Focused Inbox with information about client updates to support the feature. The update contains some answers to questions why people have not been able to use the much-trumpeted feature.
Office 365 Groups occupy a special place in Microsoft’s collaboration strategy. The link-up between Yammer and Groups was the headline news for some, but a lot of other facts were revealed at the Ignite conference, mostly around operational improvements to help tenants manage groups better. Here’s some of what occurred.
By the time Microsoft Ignite happens in September 2016, the Outlook app for iOS and Android will have an all-Microsoft infrastructure. The Amazon-based cache is being replaced by a new architecture that is shared by Exchange Online, Exchange on-premises and non-Microsoft email servers like Gmail. It’s a big change and it’s happening now.
Apple on Wednesday announced a wide array of new products, including new iPhone 6S smart phones, a Surface-like iPad Pro, Apple TV, iOS, and more.
Later today, Apple will introduce new iPhones, iPads and other devices. But there are other things going on with Apple that are far more important.
At its Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday, Apple announced a series of product updates and initiatives aimed at displacing the Android market leader.