How to Improve Notifications and Reminders in Outlook Web / Office 365

July 5, 2016
Categories: Blog, OWA Desktop

With the trend toward cloud computing accelerating, companies are taking the opportunity to review their desktop application strategies and many are opting to migrate onto web-based email and scheduling applications. As such, Microsoft's Outlook Web (OWA) and Office 365 are rapidly gaining acceptance with organizations wanting to provide users with anywhere access, improve ease of use, and reduce the costs associated with support and licensing.

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Making Outlook Web App Your Default Mail Client

May 26, 2016
Categories: ActiveSend, Blog, email, Outlook Web, outlook web access, outlook web app, owa, OWA Client Suite, OWA Features, Technical OWA Tips

Outlook Web offers companies ease of use, reduced support costs, and anywhere access, but is it frustrating users and making them less productive?

In fast paced offices and time constrained environments such as call centers, managers are constantly looking for new ways to motivate their employees and boost their productivity levels. And while there may not be a magic bullet to maintain productivity and high morale, you can make sure users have access to the tools they need to stay productive.

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How to Export Contacts From Outlook / Office 365 / Outlook Web

May 3, 2016
Categories: Blog, outlook web access, outlook web app, owa, OWA Client Suite, OWA Desktop, OWA Features, Technical OWA Tips

There are any number of reasons a user may need to export their contacts from Outlook; to use those contacts in a mail merge; to create an invite list for a specific event; or to import them for use in another application (such as personal email or CRM).

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Adding Hyperlinks to Signatures in OWA

February 5, 2015
Categories: Blog, OWA Features

Adding a hyperlink to a signature in OWA is not as straightforward as you might think. If you want to include a hyperlink, but don’t want to show the entire URL, you need to type the text first, and then click on the hyperlink button.

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Cyber-attacks launched against Outlook Web App users

October 24, 2014
Categories: Blog, OWA Security

An attack campaign using advanced cyber-espionage techniques launched against Office 365’s Outlook Web App users in an attempt to steal email log-in credentials from the employees of military agencies, embassies, defense contractors and international media outlets.

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Top 3 Security Concerns for Exchange 2013 Cited at Tradeshows this Year

June 4, 2014
Categories: Blog, Exchange 2013

Messageware has had a busy spring, attending no less than 4 security and technology tradeshows in North America and the UK, to showcase the upcoming release of our Microsoft Exchange and OWA 2013 security software. All of the events we attended were a huge success, and having had the opportunity to speak with both customers and prospects alike about their security concerns for Outlook Web App as they migrate to Exchange 2013 made our travels worthwhile.

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The Public vs. Private Dilemma in OWA

April 4, 2014
Categories: Blog, OWA Security

If you are an IT or security professional working with Microsoft Exchange, I have a question for you: would you ever let a user at your company plan out the security protocols that the entire organization must follow? Probably not, so why leave these sensitive security decisions in the hands of users when they access their corporate mail via Outlook Web App (OWA)? If there are no additional security measures in place around OWA, then users are in fact the ones to choose!

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Internet Explorer 10 Breaks Outlook Web App for Exchange 2007

December 5, 2013
Categories: Blog, Technical OWA Tips

Internet Explorer Compatibility Issues with Outlook Web App

There are many organizations today that have their production messaging systems on Exchange 2007, with Outlook Web Access 2007 (OWA) deployed for their users.  However, with technology rapidly advancing and browsers being updated regularly, those users may often access their mail from computers that have been updated with the latest versions of Internet Explorer, IE10 and IE11.  However, as is often the case when you mix new technology with older technology, compatibility issues may exist, which will in turn affect your users’ ability to get work done remotely.  This is exactly the case when users access OWA 2007 from a computer that has either Internet Explorer 10 or 11 installed – OWA Breaks!  This is in part as OWA 2007 is not officially supported on IE10 or IE11.

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Messageware Announces the Release of OWA Guard v2.0

June 3, 2013
Categories: Blog, new release, outlook web app, OWA Security, Security


OWA Guard v2.0 provides advanced server authentication security and real-time reporting and alerts of suspicious OWA logon activity.
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Exchange 2013 Deployment is now possible with Cumulative Update 1

April 15, 2013
Categories: Blog, Exchange 2013, outlook web app, OWA Client Suite, OWA Suite

“Cumulative Update 1 for Exchange Server 2013 resolves issues that were found in Exchange server 2013 since the software was released. This update rollup is highly recommended for all Exchange Server 2013 customers.  Note: the CU1 package can be used to perform a new installation, or to update an existing Exchange Server 2013 installation to CU1.”  ~ The Windows Administrator Center

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