Zack Whittaker over at ZDNET takes a look at the next generation of Microsoft Exchange web mail service Outlook Live (formerly Outlook Web Access). Currently in testing, the service is available to students at college campuses around the world, faculties can sign up through the Live@Edu Program. What’s great about Outlook Live is, you get the full richness of Outlook Live across different web browsers, 10 GBs of storage, built in collaboration (Instant Messaging, Threaded view for emails) and the option to keep your account after graduating. The Microsoft Exchange Team is focused on making the Exchange ‘14’ release more service oriented while still providing the traditional on premise capabilities and experience. The ability to manage millions of inboxes is also a major focus of this release.
Check out Zacks review here
Learn more here about Microsoft Outlook Live
Microsoft Outlook Live
Microsoft Outlook Web Access, part of Exchange Server 2007 (click to enlarge)
Recently I setup an Exchange Server 2007 installation for testing purposes and was really impressed with the rich functionality of the improved Outlook Web Access. Its basically Office Outlook in the browser. I hope to have a tutorial posted soon, so stay tuned for that. Its great to see how Microsoft is continuing to innovate and make collaboration more open with the next generation of Exchange and it looks really cool too.