Sunday, February 24, 2008

Outlook Web Access

Does your company give you remote access to e-mail through Outlook Web Access? If so your opinion of it will likely depend on which web browser you use.

I'm a Firefox user and hate using Outlook Web Access. The interface is most certainly "1.0" (at best) and tasks as simple as deleting or moving messages are tedious.

A few weeks ago I was on a PC that only had Internet Explorer and was shocked at the dramatic difference in how Outlook Web Access behaves in this browser. It has a look and feel that approaches the experience of the desktop version! It is completely different.

Unfortunately changing the user-agent in Firefox is not enough to get it to work.

It is disappointing that in 2008 we continue to have web apps that are written to work for one specific browser.

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