Outlook Web Access
1) What's known as "Outlook Web Access" or "OWA" ?
- Outlook Web Access (OWA) is a webmail service of Microsoft Exchange Server.
2) Earlier its known as?
- Initially it's known as Exchange Web Connect (EWC).
3) Does it resembles with any interface?
- Yes, the web interface of Outlook Web Access resembles the interface in Microsoft Outlook.
4) Is it comes as part of any product?
- Yes, Outlook Web Access comes as a part of Exchange Server 2007 and previous versions of Exchange.
5) What it's used for?
- It's used to access e-mail (including support for S/MIME), calendars, contacts, tasks, and other mailbox content when access to the Microsoft Outlook desktop application is unavailable.
6) Apart from Email, does it supports any other service?
- In the Exchange 2007 release, OWA also offers read-only access to documents stored in Microsoft SharePoint sites and network (UNC) shares.
- Microsoft provides Outlook Web Access as part of Exchange Server to allow users to connect remotely via a Web browser.
- Some of the functionality in Outlook is also available in this web "look-alike".
7) What is the main difference between OWA and Microsoft Outlook?
- The most important difference is that Microsoft Outlook allows users to work with e-mail, calendars, etc., even when a network connection is unavailable, whereas OWA requires a network connection to function.