Office 365 Weekly Feature #5: Improved Mobile Experience

Posted March 16th, 2016 at 1:32 pm.

As LITS’ weekly Office 365 feature series continues, we highlight significant improvements to your mobile experience. Sync your mobile device using its native email and calendar apps (we’ll show you how) or use your browser for on-the-go access anywhere!

You’ve Got Mail Options

Staying in Sync is Easy

We’ll provide instructions and hands-on help with syncing your Bryn Mawr email and calendar to your mobile device so you don’t miss a beat on launch day. The syncing process is simple, and only requires a minor modification of your settings. If you’ve never synced your device before, now’s the time – it’s easier than ever.

Add an Exchange account

Add an Exchange account

Enter your email address and password

Enter your email address and password

Select what you want to sync

Select what you want to sync

Be sure to lock your device with a strong Pin or Password! (We can show you how to do this, too.)

A Consistent Experience

Borrowing a device or prefer not to sync? Office 365 provides a functionally and aesthetically consistent experience on the mobile site. Just use the browser on your phone or tablet to log in at webmail.brynmawr.edu. Here are just a few things you’ll be glad to see:

  • Access shared calendars from anywhere – really!
View shared calendars in the OWA

View shared calendars in the OWA

  • Flagging works – flag a message in one place, and see it flagged on your desktop and your mobile (join us next week for more about message flagging and other ways to organize your inbox)
Flag a message in the OWA

Flag a message in the OWA

It's flagged in your device's native email app, too!

It’s flagged in your device’s native email app, too!

More Mobile!

Office Online

Bonus! In addition to better mobile access to your email and calendar, you’ll also have a suite of Office web apps at your disposal. These apps, including Word Online, Excel Online, and PowerPoint Online, provide a nearly identical experience whether you’re using them on your computer or your mobile device.

The ability to create, edit and share documents on your mobile makes it easier to collaborate from anywhere. Use a Mac desktop at home, a Windows laptop at work, and an iPhone everywhere? Cross-platform and portable, your most-used productivity apps, collaboration features, and a consistent user experience meet you where you are. Return to Weekly Feature #1 for more about Office everywhere.

Screenshot PowerPoint Online for Mac

PowerPoint Online (Mac)

Screenshot of PowerPoint Online on Windows

PowerPoint Online (Windows)

PowerPoint Online (iOS)

PowerPoint Online (iOS)

OneDrive for Business

Access your OneDrive files from your mobile device using the OneDrive app or your browser. Upload and edit shared files from anywhere!

Download the OneDrive app...

Download the OneDrive app…

Access OneDrive with your browser

…or access OneDrive with your mobile browser!

Next Week

Next week, we’ll be highlighting Office 365’s tools for inbox management. Learn about how Clutter keeps your inbox clean, Categories organize at a glance, and the difference between Flagging and Pinning an email. Stay tuned for additional information and educational opportunities around BMC’s transition to Office 365.

In case you missed them, check out the previous weeks’ features below!

Filed under: Announcements,Email Project,New Services Tags: by Melissa Cresswell

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