Those who use Android, know the pain of trying to download Exchange email on their devices, and Microsoft has heard the complaints. On Monday, during the Microsoft Exchange Conference, announced plans to bring this app to Android later this year, to the cheers of many.
The focus of the Office Web App is aimed to integrate tightly with the Office 365 product, and to bring enterprise and business users a great web app for their Exchange emails. The app still has a ways to go, but Microsoft is building to give users the best possible experience.
Less Clutter In Office Web App
The first thing that Microsoft acknowledged is the clutter that lays in the email app. Microsoft is aiming to rebuild the mobile and web app from the ground floor, and has code named the project “Clutter”. It will leverage the power of the Office Graph, and find those emails you reply to often, and highlight those for users.
Additionally, is will be 100 percent customized for the user, and hopefully will give users a new way to triage their emails. With users getting more and more emails on a daily basis, and business users the focus of Microsoft’s attention, the new “Clutter” will make sure that users get to important emails first rather than later.
OWA For Android Coming
Along with the redesign of the web app, the Android app is the key announcement from Monday. The announcement of a future OWA app for Android is the newest step of the journey for Microsoft and will make Exchange users happy. It will have built-in support for Exchange as a default, and should be helpful for many.
Additionally, the OWA app for Android will have all the features that the iOS app has, and that is key for Android users. The app will have enhanced email capabilities, and should bring Exchange users closer to Android. The large amount of Android users who want Exchange to work properly on Android phones alone is reason enough for Microsoft to build a great Android app.
This announcement for Android is huge for Exchange users. Now, users can use Android phones with Exchange plus get a great web experience as well.