Microsoft adds delegate access configuration feature to Outlook Web App

While Microsoft already has its web-based Outlook.com email service, it also has a free Outlook Web App designed for enterprise customers. Today, the company announced a new feature that will let users of Outlook Web App to give permission for others to check their inbox and manage their calendar while the main user is away. Microsoft says that Outlook users have had this feature for a long time but it is now being added to the free Outlook Web App.

In a post on the Office blog, Microsoft gives examples of how this will work. Outlook Web App users can right-click on an inbox, select "permissions" and then add the name or names of the people who can then view that person's inbox. After that, each person who has been named to view that inbox can go to their own mailbox's root folder, right-click on it and then select "add shared folder..." and write the name of the person who has given him or her permission to view their inbox.

The new feature works with calendar management as well. In this case, the Office Web App user clicks on the "SHARE" menu choice in the top right corner of the calendar module. After that, the user again types in the names of the people that will be allowed to view and manage the calendar.

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FREE? Lol. Free access to your paid hosted email account. 'Free' access to your corporate on-premise email via a paid CAS (client access server) exchange role server. Free? lol, you might not need a CAL (client access license) for OWA access but it's not free

Awesome!!! We use Outlook Web App at work and I love how on-par it is with Outlook 2013 desktop app. Keep it up

While this is a free web app isn't it only something you get through Office 365 or for businesses that are using SharePoint?

OWA is part of Exchange, or Office 365 (Hosted Exchange by MS), which is not free in any shape or form. The word 'free' needs removing from this article.

GP007 said,
While this is a free web app isn't it only something you get through Office 365 or for businesses that are using SharePoint?

It's part of Office 365 as well as Exchange Server.

SK[ said,]OWA is part of Exchange, or Office 365 (Hosted Exchange by MS), which is not free in any shape or form. The word 'free' needs removing from this article.

It is free for universities and non-profits.

SK[ said,]OWA is part of Exchange, or Office 365 (Hosted Exchange by MS), which is not free in any shape or form. The word 'free' needs removing from this article.

But its a free part of (hosted) Exchange
Kinda like how IE is 'free' too.