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xMail- Differences between OWA 2010 Premium and Light Versions

This article explains some important feature differences between Outlook Web App (OWA) Premium and Light versions running on Exchange 2010.

Outlook Web App (OWA) 2010 provides access to email and calendaring over the internet. Its Premium version is much more robust than its predecessor, Outlook Web Access 2007. With nearly all features of the Outlook 2010 client program, the Premium version may quickly become your preferred email access method.

In order to use OWA 2010 Premium, you must meet the following browser requirements:

  • Internet Explorer 7 or later
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.1 or later
  • Google Chrome 3.0.195.27 or later (Windows and Mac only)
  • Apple Safari 3.1 or later

If you use a Web browser that doesn't support the full set of features, Outlook Web App (OWA) will open in light version. The light version provides fewer features but is still highly usable.

Below is a feature matrix comparison between the Light and Premium versions. Green checks indicate the feature is available in that version; red x buttons mean the feature is not available.

Feature

Light

Premium

Spell Check not available
available
Reading Pane not available available
Accessibility for Blind and Low Vision Users available not available
Notifications and Reminders not available available
Weekly Calendar Views not available available
Compose Messages by Using HTML Only plain text
available
Calendar Options Limited to the following features: available
    * Show week numbers  
    * Set the first day of the week  
    * Select days of the week  
    * Set day start and end times  
Arrange By Limited to a subset of choices
available
Right-Click Menu not available available
Drag-and-Drop not available available
Resource Mailbox Management not available available
Voice Mail Options not available available
Favorites not available available
OCS Integration not available available
Public Folders not available available
Share a calendar not available available
Open a shared calendar not available available
Monthly calendar views not available available
Conversation view not available available
Scroll between pages available not available
Retention Policies not available available
Users can create and edit personal distribution lists not available available
Users can create and edit server side rules not available available
S/MIME support not available available
Web ready document viewing not available available
Nickname cache not available available
Message Tracking not available available
Advanced Search not available available
Mailtips not available available
Exchange Control Panel not available available
Attach Message to a Message not available available

 




Keywords: "outlook web app" "outlook web access" webmail "migrate me"   Doc ID: 18803
Owner: Daniel F.Group: University of Chicago
Created: 2011-06-13 19:00 CDTUpdated: 2012-06-05 08:41 CDT
Sites: University of Chicago