Office 365 (Office Web App) - Client Capabilities

This document provides an overview of a range of functions and behavior when interacting with Office 365 using Office Web App. The functionality considered pertains to the Email, Calendaring, and Contacts portions of the Office 365 suite. For a more condensed overview, please see Office 365 - Technical Client Comparison.

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.

Email Functions Yes/No Notes
Client accessible per ADA guidelines This client is able to perform these functions very well, with few or no issues.
Configure for access This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Send and receive This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Move message to a folder This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Create, rename, and delete folders This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Set sharing permissions for entire mailbox This client is not capable of performing this action.
Set sharing permissions for folder(s) This client is not capable of performing this action.
Interact with a shared mailbox This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Interact with a shared folder This has not yet been tested.
Authenticate and send as another user This client is capable of performing this action with no issues. The other account has to share the mailbox to you first - then you can open that mailbox and send as that account.
Send on behalf of another user (change identities) This client is not capable of performing this action.
Set and modify server-side filters This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Set and modify client-side filters This client is not capable of performing this action.
Expand recipients from server-side distribution list This client is not capable of performing this action. If you double-click on the group/distribution list name, a box will appear showing you the addresses that are included in the distribution list.
Forward email inline This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Forward email as attachment This client is not capable of performing this action.
View full headers of a message This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Export email (to import elsewhere) This client is not capable of performing this action.
Detach attachments from email messages This client is not capable of performing this action.
Set tags, flags, or categories on email This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Print a message This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Auto-complete email addresses from server Global Address List This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Auto-complete email addresses from server Personal Address Book This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Auto-complete email addresses from local Personal Address Book This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Recover deleted emails from Deleted Items This client is capable of performing this action with no issues. Recover from deleted items by right-clicking on the 'Deleted Items' folder and choosing "Recover Deleted Items" from the drop down menu.
View emails in threaded or conversation view This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Set reminder on email messages This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Create an event from an email message This client is not capable of performing this action.
Use a Digital ID to digitally sign an email This has not yet been tested.
Set a priority on an email message This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Send as alternate address This client is not capable of performing this action.

Calendar Functions Yes/No Notes
Configure for access This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Create a meeting/appointment/event This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Modify or delete an event that you created This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Modify or delete an event that another person created This client is not capable of performing this action.
Modifications to event by organizer overwrite modifications by attendee(s) This client is not capable of performing this action.
Delete a meeting/appointment/event This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Set recurrence on events This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Create a task This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Modify a task (update status, change details) This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Delete a task This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Invite attendee(s) to events (within the system) This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Invite external attendee(s) to events (other systems, e.g. Gmail) This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Provide attendance response to non-recurring events This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Provide attendance response to single instances of recurring events This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Provide attendance responses to all instances of recurring events This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Check schedule availability of another user This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Create a new calendar This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Delete an existing calendar This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Display multiple calendars in one view This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Change calendar views (e.g. daily, weekly) This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Change calendar colors This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Set default calendar view This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Show or hide declined events This client is not capable of performing this action.
Set popup notifications for events This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Set email notifications for events This client is not capable of performing this action.
Set other calendar options or preferences This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Set sharing permissions for calendars This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Set privacy settings for calendars This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Create events with limited visibility (e.g. show date and time only) This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Subscribe to shared Office 365 calendars This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Subscribe to external .ics calendars This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Remove a subscribed calendar This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Invite/schedule a resource (conference room, projector, equipment, etc) This has not yet been tested.
Create an event on behalf of a resource This has not yet been tested.
Set sharing permissions for a resource This has not yet been tested.
Set privacy permissions for a resource This has not yet been tested.
Print calendars or events This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Manage attachments on events This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Auto-complete email addresses from server Global Address List This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Auto-complete email addresses from server Personal Address Book This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Auto-complete email addresses from local Personal Address Book This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.

Contacts Functions Yes/No Notes
Configure for access This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
View and use the Global Address List (GAL) This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Create a personal contact stored on the server This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Modify a contact stored on the server This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Delete a contact stored on the server This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Create and modify local contacts This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Auto-complete addresses from contacts This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Create server-side distribution list This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.
Modify server-side distribution list This client is capable of performing this action with no issues.



Keywords:microsoft office 365 office365 o365 client features capabilities capability functionality grid technical breakdown web app owa web app o365   Doc ID:28750
Owner:Ara M.Group:Office 365
Created:2013-02-22 13:22 CDTUpdated:2015-04-15 15:03 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Tech Store, Office 365
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