Microsoft sets May kill date for OWA apps on iOS, Android

Microsoft has set a kill-by date for a mobile email app that enterprises have prolonged relied on, revelation business they contingency switch to another association app in dual months.

The Outlook Web App (OWA) for iOS and Android will stop operative May 15, Microsoft announced final week. “On May 15, 2018, a OWA mobile apps will stop working,” Eugenie Burrage, of a firm’s product selling team, wrote in a Mar 6 post to a association blog. “Office 365 users who try to open them will be greeted with a summary directing them to download Outlook for iOS or Android.”

In a span of before steps, Microsoft subsequent month will strike OWA from a Apple App Store and a Google Play market, afterwards start warning users of a imminent stop date.

OWA on iOS harked to mid-2013, when Microsoft released a app that reprised a in-browser OWA corporate workers had prolonged used on inclination – initial mobile phones, afterwards smartphones, afterwards tablets – that couldn’t run a bone-fide Windows x86-based Outlook email client.