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.
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.