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Microsoft Outlook Web Access Tips

OWA (Microsoft Outlook Web Access) looks a bit different to Outlook on the desktop and Microsoft has moved a few things, because why wouldn’t you after all.

So we have added a few helpful hits and some housekeeping ideas too.


Microsoft Outlook Web Access Tips

OWA has the create a new email in the top left hand corner, and looks as below.

OWA

Finding people in the directory is still the same if not as clear, click the To: in the new mail.

You then need to add part of the name you are looking for and click the magnifying glass for it to show you anything at all.

To

Now click OK at the top of the page and it will add the person to your email.

OK

Calender and notifications

Calender and notifications are in the top right of OWA and look as below.

OWA
OWA

It's not gone till it's gone.

Now of course I know all of you will be sending files to your students via google classroom and so on, and will NOT be emailing massive attachment’s to each other, but let’s say the worst does happen, save your attachments to your computer and delete the large emails – and THEN delete me again, that’s right, empty your deleted items.

OWA

Attachments

Getting attachments out of Outlook Web Access is slightly different to the desktop version, it will download the file to your ‘downloads’ folder, check on the guide below to see how it is done.

First: open the email and hover over the file to see the download/View option.

OWA

Depending on the file type it will ask you to either download or view in browser, so let’s look at view first.

From here you can click the link to start the download to the bottom right of the browser.

OWA

And then simply click view file.

OWA

Or you can click the three dots and get the menu up to view the file in its downloaded location.

OWA

And that's it, you have your attachment.