Overnight Microsoft has made available Outlook Web App (OWA – formerly known as Outlook Web Access) apps for iOS that enrich the Apple users experience when using Exchange on an iPad or iPhone.
While iOS natively supports ActiveSync users are still forced to use the built-in mail, calendar and contact apps.
As a former iPhone and iPad user myself I know the challenges and limitations of these.
Despite Office 365 and Microsoft pushing for a clean UI via the web and supporting offline mode, users on iOS devices most likely would remain in the native apps unless they needed some extra functionality hat only OWA offered.
Having these apps available allows the very large iOS population to now get the best of both worlds.
While this works with Office 365, it also works with Exchange Server directly – either on-premises or hosted elsewhere in private or public clouds.
You can download the apps here: