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#Outlook for Android released with some minor spelling mistakes :-) – #Office365, #Microsoft, #Mobility via @Office365 and @Outlook

Microsoft has now released the Outlook app from Android, it’s no longer a preview.

There has been a lot of debate around this app and how it handles your credentials etc. but I must say that from a usability point of view it’s good!

One little fun thing that I saw is that they have missed how they spelled Dropbox in the “getting started intro” of the app… šŸ™‚

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Today we are excited to announce we have removed the preview label from Outlook for Android.

In January, we released Outlook for iOS and a preview of Outlook for Android. At the time, the iOS version of Outlook was ahead of the Android version in terms of features and performance. We set a high bar for where we wanted Outlook for Android to be before we removed the preview label. Since our preview release weā€™ve updated Outlook for Android 17 timesā€”thatā€™s more than one update per weekā€”to meet this bar. A big part of that work has been improving the performance and stability of the app along with work on localization, accessibility and other fit and finish pieces. The other part of this work was about delivering features to add new value, match the iOS version and respond to your feedback.

Along with apps like Sway, the new Office universal apps for Windows 10, OneNote and othersā€”Outlook is an example of Officeā€™s new development model for building mobile appsā€”deliver a great first version of our apps and then iterate quickly with the help and feedback of our users. This removal from preview is not a change in that plan or a statement that we are ā€˜done.ā€™ We will continue our pace of updates to make the app better each week in response your feedback.

In case you havenā€™t been using Outlook as your primary email app yet, here are some of the end user features we have delivered in the past three months:

Improved look and feel

Weā€™ve continued to polish the look and feel of the app. We updated our icon sets and simplified our fonts to provide a more consistent Outlook experience across operating systems and devices. But it was also important for Outlook to feel like a natural part of Android. We use common Android design principles like the Navigation Drawer to house the multiple tools offered in the app and have common actions like settings available in the App Overflow menu.

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IMAP support

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iOS 6.1 banned from corporate servers due to Exchange snafu – via @rspruijt

February 11, 2013 Leave a comment

Summary:Ā iPads and iPhones running the newest version of iOS are being blocked in some enterprises because bugs are overloading corporate Exchange servers.

One of the benefits of Apple’s iOS devices such as the iPad and iPhone is that you canĀ upgrade to the latest versionĀ as soon as it comes out. Being on the cutting edge is usually a good thing, but sometimes it can come back to bite you. If you are connecting to an Exchange server for mail and calendar services, the latest version of iOS has an unpleasant surprise in store for you.

Reports started surfacing in late January about excessive logging on Exchange servers caused by the upgrade to 6.1. AĀ report on Microsoft Technet states:

I had a user upgradeĀ toĀ 6.1 and immediately after he finished, his phone/IPAD startedĀ causing excessive logging on the exchange server.Ā Ā 

I found the problem by using exmon and saw the CPUĀ utilization in conjunction with high session count.

He shut down Outlook and the problem remained.Ā  He turned off his iPad and the problem went away.Ā  The only change he said he made that morning was upgrading to iOS 6.1.

This problem has been confirmed by many sources. Windows IT Pro’sĀ Tony Redmond reports:

Iā€™ve picked up a few other reports that cannot be publicly attributed at this point that also refer to excessive transaction log generation after iOS 6.1 devices are introduced into Exchange 2010 or Exchange 2007 environments. I assume the same is true for Exchange 2013 as the underlying cause is likely to be in Appleā€™s mail app code that calls ActiveSync…

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//Richard

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