Mobile Email with Exchange ActiveSync
Exchange 2013 supports a comprehensive mobile experience delivered by Exchange ActiveSync:
- A truly universal inbox on your mobile device that can includes email, voice mail, rights-protected messages, calendar requests, RSS feeds, saved instant message conversations, and more
- Over-the-air sync on hundreds of compatible devices so email, contacts, and calendar are always up to date
- Greater control over device access with policy support and allow/block/quarantine lists, including exceptions down to the individual user level
- No need to purchase or manage a separate system or buy additional licenses for mobile access—it’s all included with Exchange 2013
Microsoft has also created the Exchange ActiveSync logo program to ensure that customers and IT pros have a seamless experience with setup, support, and use of qualified devices. More details about the program can be found on TechNet.
- Conversation View: The new Conversation View enables users to quickly and easily identify the most recent messages and related responses. By treating multiple messages as a single conversation, they can be managed, ignored, moved, and deleted as a whole versus having to address each email individually. New messages in reply to a conversation are automatically placed in the same folder as the conversation itself, even if the conversation has been deleted.
- Free/Busy Lookup: Exchange ActiveSync now enables users to look at a contact’s calendar availability. A free/busy timeline in a user’s contact information shows when they are available for a call or meeting.
- Nickname cache: The nickname cache helps users address email more quickly by providing a suggested name list as a new email address is typed. This automatically populated list narrows itself as the user types more letters of the recipient’s name. The list represents a combined cache of recent email recipients sent from Microsoft Outlook Web App and Microsoft Outlook Mobile.
- Reply state: Now users can see if they have replied to or forwarded an email just by looking at the reply state icon next to the message, even if they replied from Outlook or Outlook Web App.
- New user interface: Refreshed in Exchange 2013 SP1, the new user interface for Outlook Mobile makes advanced features easier to use and more accessible than ever. With a new, touch-friendly interface, users can easily delete, mark as read and flag messages. Also, a new folder access icon makes syncing folders and viewing synced folders simpler.