Office 365 - Technical Client Comparison

This table provides a very high level overview of the technical capabilities of various email, calendar, and contact clients. These are technical assessments; user experience, interface, or usability are not considered here.

Key
This client is able to perform these functions very well, with few or no issues. This client is able to perform these functions very well, with few or no issues.
This client has some issues performing these functions.  Certain tasks may require a different client or additional steps. This client has some issues performing these functions. Certain tasks may require a different client or additional steps.
This client is not able to perform these functions; a different client is needed to complete these functions. This client is not able to perform these functions; a different client is needed to complete these functions.
These functions have not yet been tested using this client. These functions have not yet been tested using this client.

Note: Hold your cursor over a category for a brief description of the functions considered in that category. Click on a client name to view a detailed breakdown of function capabilities.

Important: For best experience, the Office 365 team recommends using a Microsoft client (most current version) to connect to your Office 365 account.



Outlook on the web (Windows, Mac, Linux) Outlook 2016 (Windows) Outlook 2013 (Windows) Outlook 2016 (Mac)

Connection Protocol Exchange Exchange Exchange Exchange

Configure for access This function is performed with few or no issues. This function is performed with few or no issues. This function is performed with few or no issues. This function is performed with few or no issues.
Email Send/Receive, Move to Folder These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. This function is performed with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Create Folders, Tag Email These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Sharing There are some issues with these features.  Certain tasks may be impossible or problematic. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Filters These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Advanced Functions There are some issues with these features.  Certain tasks may be impossible or problematic. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Address Books/Lists These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Send As Alternate Address It is not possible to perform these functions. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Calendaring Event Management These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Tasks These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Scheduling These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Sharing These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. There are some issues with these features.  Certain tasks may be impossible or problematic.
Resources These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Notifications There are some issues with these features.  Certain tasks may be impossible or problematic. There are some issues with these features.  Certain tasks may be impossible or problematic. There are some issues with these features.  Certain tasks may be impossible or problematic. There are some issues with these features.  Certain tasks may be impossible or problematic.
Address Books/Lists These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Contacts Global Address List (GAL) These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Personal Contacts These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.
Distribution List Management These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. There are some issues with these features.  Certain tasks may be impossible or problematic. There are some issues with these features.  Certain tasks may be impossible or problematic. There are some issues with these features.  Certain tasks may be impossible or problematic.
Miscellaneous Accessibility These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues. These functions are performed very well, with few or no issues.

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Owner:Ara M.Group:Office 365
Created:2013-02-01 09:54 CDTUpdated:2016-09-27 12:00 CDT
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