WILFITT – August 9th, 2010

 

Road warriors and people suddenly disconnected need to understand OWA.

OWA is Outlook Web Access.  It provides a number of features that your regular Outlook client provides, but in a web interface.

OWA Home Page

 

So, what big thing did we all learn today?  Using Options in the upper right hand corner, you can login using any internet-connected computer and turn on your Out-of-Office alert.

You know the alert, it’s the one you FORGOT to set before leaving for your two-week Jamaica vacation.  🙂

Here’s screen shot of the view after you click Options>Out of Office Assistant.

It’s important to make sure you check the box before Send Out of Office auto-replies to External Senders.

I like the web-based OWA option over my Droid during a vacation.  I leave my Droid in the room while I’m out and relaxing.  When I return I can catch up on anything critical without it cramping my fun time.

One note, you cannot access any PST files, which means your personal folders won’t be available.

DS

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About Doug Sigmon

IT Helpdesk manager in southern California. Love technology, gadgets, and golf.
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