Outlook Web App Android pre-release

Microsoft gives Outlook Web App limited release for Android

Microsoft has launched what it is describing as a ‘pre-release’ edition of its Outlook Web App (OWA). Now available to download from the Play Store, OWA was first announced at the Microsoft Exchange Conference back in March.

Only a small number of Outlook users with Android devices will be able to take advantage of the new product initially. Those who subscribe to Office 365 for business will be able to test out OWA, but anyone with Office 365 Personal, Office 365 Home or Outlook.com is left out in the cold.

OWA requires Android 4.4 KitKat and there are also a number of other device restrictions in place.

Microsoft acknowledges that only a few Android smartphones and tablets will be able to run OWA at present. However, the company intends to add support for new devices on a regular basis.

The developers behind OWA are eager to get an insight into demand for device support and have asked users to vote accordingly. At present, the HTC One (M7), Nexus 4 and Samsung Galaxy Note 2 are neck-and-neck in the poll.

[via Office Blogs]