OWA for Android Pre-Release

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  1. Add Meeting mode

    Windows Phone's Exchange integration had a "Meeting Mode" that would change the call and notification settings when a "Busy" event happened, so for instance it would shut the ringer off and go to silent or vibrate only and then when the event expired, the phone would return to normal and the audible ringer/notifications would resume.

    7 votes
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  2. A way to sign out of the app

    I see no way to sign out of the app once you are signed in. Add a sign out feature and make it easy to find.

    1 vote
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  3. Next Lock Screen Integration

    Have the Next Lock Screen show information from OWA such as calendar, conference call dialing, etc.

    4 votes
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  4. Make everything faster.

    So far I like the OWA for Android pre-release except that it is very slow. The app opens slowly, updates emails slowly, sends emails slowly, etc. I have a Nexus 5 so I'm pretty sure it isn't my phone.

    15 votes
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  5. Allow sign out

    Be able to easily sign out and then it would display the connection page so that we can use a friend's device safely and secure ours. (or does it exist and I couldn't find???)

    12 votes
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  6. I believe that an

    I believe that an update could be to get it ahead of the competition.

    3 votes
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  7. 18 votes
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  8. Mass Deployment to Android Devices Using Windows Intune

    We want to mass deployment the app too all the Android Devices in our organization using Windows Intune (with a default profile/configuration if possible). It allows us to upload a .apk file to be deployed... but Microsoft doesn't make this publicly available (to our knowledge). Other MDM applications would also benefit. Any ideas about this?

    1 vote
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  9. [notification]: enable LED to notify of new email arrival (typically BLUE for OWA)

    A feature I find very convenient on touchdown is the capability to configure the LED for NEW email arrival.
    By default SMS & GMAIL are having a WHITE led blinking.
    It could be convenient to have a BLUE (maybe configurable) notification for new OWA email.
    I am using a nexus 5

    48 votes
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  10. GS5

    -needs to mark read easier, after reviewing the email it doesn't mark as read until I go into another email. also better signatures, copy/paste a pic and maybe an on/off. I like to turn my email off for work/life balance

    2 votes
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  11. show number of new messages as icon overlay

    Most android communication apps show the number of new messages directly on the app icon, it would be great if OWA could do that as well.

    40 votes
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  12. 12 votes
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  13. Customize the permissions end users must agree to when setting up the app on their phones to match the actual policy.

    We are attempting to use a mobile policy to support BYOD for our enterprise. Our potential BYOD users would be OK with accepting OWA having the ability to set password requirements, encrypt the device and maybe even wipe the device. The problem is, when they do the install, the app requires that they accept OWA having the ability to do basically every possible thing to their phone (not what the policy actually states). For example, stop the ability to install apps, disable SMS/MMS, disable camera, etc, etc, etc...... While we may not plan on implementing such a policy, our employees…

    6 votes
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  14. Enable user to change font size. If I have to pick up my reading glasses everytime I read my email I won't use the app.

    Being over 40, I need reading glasses when I sit down to read.
    Using a smart phone is a spontaneous action, and to have to reach for my reading glasses before I reach for my phone is far to cumbersome. I need to be able to increase the font size so I can read the emails without glasses.

    I went to the Samsung Galaxy from the iPhone exactly because the larger screen enabled larger fonts with the ability to see more of the message on the screen. I increased the font size in the Samsung email app without a problem.

    13 votes
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  15. Auto resize

    Make the email that you're reading automatically resize to fit the screen so you don't have to scroll to the right to see the rest of it. Particularly for images.

    10 votes
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  16. Use PIN or password on app itself like the Apple app

    Use a PIN or password on app itself like Apple App instead of requiring it to simply use the phone. I don't want to enter a pin or password every time I use the phone just to make a phone call or read a text message. I don't need to use a password or PIN to use my iPad, only when I actually when I use the app to check my secure Outlook work email. It doesn't make sense to require it just to turn on the phone when I don't need to access this app.

    54 votes
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  17. Color sync

    Colors used for calendar events should appear exactly like the ones used on the desktop App and sync automatically. The same for an event set on the device to sync with the desktop. Color assingment for each user preference should sync as well.

    7 votes
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  18. Combined inboxes, including shared folders

    Many mail apps these days support combined, or merged, inboxes. I would like this to be added to OWA as well. It would also be great to be able to add shared mailboxes to this combined inbox, and customize notifcations to appear for this.

    7 votes
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  19. Calendar Sync to Phone Calendar

    It would be nice if the OWA app could be configured to sync the outlook calendar to my phone's calendar.

    I prefer the way my phone's calendar looks and the ability it has to give me more information when in month view. (Like all day events)

    206 votes
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  20. add Quiet Time function.

    Pleas add quiet time function. I don't want work emails after 9pm weekdays or on weekends.

    14 votes
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