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.



About Doug Sigmon

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