Outlook on the Web in Exchange Server 2016

 Oct 18, 2016

Outlook on the Web (formerly Outlook Web App) – has been greatly updated and optimised for tablets and smartphones, as well as desktop PC’s. Supports all recent versions of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Apple’s Safari as well as Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge browsers. Platform support includes both IOS and Android 4.2 or later. Other new features include:

  • Search enhancements – an improved search functionality including search suggestions and context-aware filters that include date ranges, related senders etc.
  • LinkedIn – the ability to add contacts from their LinkedIn account.
  • Link Preview – enables users to paste links into their messages, with Outlook on the Web automatically generating a preview into the contents of the link, including video previews.
  • Pins and Flags – Pins allows you to keep your essential emails at the top of the inbox and are now folder specific, and Flags allows marking emails for later follow up. Inbox filters and the new Task module accessible from the App launcher, allows you to find and manage flagged items.
  • A new Action Pane includes existing items such as New, Reply All and Delete, and new actions such as Archive, Sweep and Undo.
  • Email improvements include a new single line view of the inbox, an optimised reading pane, archiving, emoji’s and the ability to undo mailbox actions such as delete and move.
  • Calendar improvements include a new look and features such as email reminders for calendar events, ability to propose a new time in meeting invitations, improved searching and birthday reminders.
  • In conjunction with SharePoint 2016, Outlook on the Web users can now link to, share, save and upload documents on OneDrive for Business instead of attaching files to their messages, allowing collaboration on those files in the same manner as Office 365. Users can also now view or edit Word, Excel or PowerPoint files in Outlook on the Web provided their organisation has a separate server running Office Online Server. See Install Office Online Server in an Exchange 2016 organisation.
  • And of course 13 new themes with graphics designs!

Further information can be found here: New features coming to Outlook on the web.

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Gordon Cowser  

With over 22 years real world and training experience, Gordon is our most senior IT Infrastructure trainer. His expertise includes but is not limited to; Microsoft Server and Client OS, Messaging, Collaboration, Active Directory and Network Infrastructure. Gordon also specialises in SharePoint technologies training in both technical and end user aspects. With his extensive skill-set he brings a thorough mentoring capability to the classroom where he can advise on technical issues and challenges often beyond the scope of the course curriculum. A very approachable and experienced training professional, he has the ability to establish credibility fast with students at all levels.

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