New Outlook Web Access Enhancements Make OWA more like Outlook
December 20, 2007, Toronto, Canada – Messageware (www.messageware.com), the world's leading provider of enterprise productivity and security solutions for Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access (OWA), today announced the release of four productivity applications for Exchange 2007 SP1 that save mobile and remote workers time and money.
According to Ferris Research, the typical business user sends and receives 600 emails per week. For mobile workers or employees working from outside the office, webmail can be cumbersome to use because of its limited functionality as compared with the desktop. This adds up to several hours of lost productivity, equating to hundreds or even thousands of dollars lost per worker per week. Multiply that by the number of workers in the enterprise, and companies today are unnecessarily losing a large chunk of time and money that is critically needed in today’s fast-paced and highly competitive global business world.
“Business professionals today are relying on much more than mobile devices to remain in touch while out of the office,” said Mark Rotman, President & CEO of Messageware. “OWA is an integral part of an organization’s mobile connectivity strategy and by enhancing it, it can save an organization time and money.”
Messageware’s intuitive productivity applications for OWA and OWA Light 2007 -- ActiveSend, AttachView, CalendarShare and Plus Pack -- boost employee efficiency and collaboration by transforming OWA into a robust thin client email solution with functionality similar to desktop Outlook. Emails and documents can be composed and sent easily, and users can more efficiently schedule meetings and book shared resources. The result is that individuals are able to be highly productive regardless of their location.
CalendarShare is the only calendar enhancement software for OWA 2007, building Outlook-like calendaring functionality into OWA. It enables users to view multiple calendars side-by-side, view side-by-side calendars in day, week and month formats, tracking meeting attendee requests and book resources conveniently. CalendarShare supports Outlook delegates for manager/assistant relationships.
Plus Pack makes it easy and efficient for users to compose and send professional looking emails from any location by adding Outlook-like features that improve the user experience. Plus Pack for OWA 2007 adds enhancements such as addressing from Sharepoint and Public Folder contact lists and the ability to create and manage an unlimited list of their favorite contacts, which then appear using OWA’s type-ahead functionality. Plus Pack simplifies and streamlines addressing with Rolodex-style address browsing and the ability to view address lists in a meaningful hierarchy, and provides spell check, personal dictionaries that roam with the user and thesaurus.
AttachView extends OWA 2007’s new WebReady Document Viewing feature to 300 file types and adds additional productivity features such as viewing Microsoft Word documents in Final or Markup mode, Zoom and Rotate features that make it easier to view faxes or images, Hyperlinked table of contents for easy navigating through lengthy documents and printer-friendly formatting.
ActiveSend integrates OWA with the desktop and other Microsoft Office applications by setting OWA as the default email for Windows and the desktop. ActiveSend enables the File/SendTo command from within the application, as well as “Mail to” functionality on web pages, using OWA as the default email. With ActiveSend, OWA users no longer have to save documents to their local computer and attach files to an email, saving time and effort.
Messageware’s OWA Suite for Exchange 2007 is priced per CPU based on an organization’s messaging environment. Small business pricing is available for enterprises with fewer than 100 mailboxes. For more information about Messageware’s solutions for Exchange 2007 visit http://messageware.com/exchange2007.html.
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Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Messageware develops and markets solutions that enhance and secure Outlook Web Access. A trusted Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and a Global Exchange ISV for 15 years, their applications give companies of all sizes the ability to enhance, secure, and customize OWA. Messageware products give organizations a greater return on their Microsoft Exchange investment, delivering solutions for over 2500 enterprises and four million users worldwide, including Fortune 500 companies and industries such as banking, education, financial services, government, healthcare and law. For more
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Messageware Press Contact: Carol Arnold, Arnold Communications, (877) 718-4604 x2, [email protected].