Microsoft Details New Features Of Outlook Web App In Office 365

Microsoft announced a number of new features that are coming to Outlook Web App in Office 365 at the Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC) in Austin. The company also announced that it brings an Outlook Web App (OWA) to Android.

Microsoft’s corporate vice president of its Office Service and Servers group said that the company is now moving forward with the “cloud-first, mobile-first communications,” strategy. The new features will be based on the Office Graph, which Microsoft introduced a month back.

The new features include Clutter, enhanced document collaboration, and groups. Now, let’s take a look at these new features:

“Clutter” is a new feature that the company is currently testing. The aim of this feature, is to make it easier for the people to go through their Inboxes, by automatically separating the emails, based on importance. This feature is similar to Gmail's Priority Inbox. It highlights the emails identified as important, and separates the unimportant emails into a different section of your inbox.

The other new feature Microsoft plans to launch soon is OneDrive for Business service, which supports easier document sharing. With this, users will be able to attach links to files on OneDrive, without having to actually attach them with an email. They will also be able to set permissions for people allowed to edit the files.

Apart from this, Microsoft also added the Groups feature to Office Web Apps, which it announced recently at the SharePoint Conference 2014. It is a collaboration tool that will allow everyone in an organization to work together, closely.

Microsoft did not exactly mention when the new features would be available, but the users can expect to see them "later this year."