Outlook Web App

After a shaky start when the browser interface could only be politely called clunky and slow, Microsoft has poured development effort into OWA with an eye to creating a browser client that is broadly equivalent in feature set and functionality to Outlook. “Broadly equivalent” is important because Outlook has many advantages due to its key position in the Office suite and the resources dedicated to its development since 1996. At the same time, other browser clients advance the state of the science and give Microsoft a challenge for each new release. Gmail moved away from the classic folder-centric user interface paradigm into a world of conversations; Zimbra and other Web-based email applications have developed snappy, well-built ...

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