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Exploring the light client interface

From: Outlook Web App (OWA) 2010 Essential Training

Video: Exploring the light client interface

In this movie, I'm going to show you, how to switch to OWA Light or to login in OWA Light, and then I'll talk to you about why you might want to do it. If you are already running OWA, to switch to the light view choose Options>See All Options, choose Settings over here on the left, General and say, Use the blind and low vision experience, click Save; and this setting is being saved on the Microsoft Exchange Server. It won't switch you to OWA Light, you'll need to sign out.

Exploring the light client interface

In this movie, I'm going to show you, how to switch to OWA Light or to login in OWA Light, and then I'll talk to you about why you might want to do it. If you are already running OWA, to switch to the light view choose Options>See All Options, choose Settings over here on the left, General and say, Use the blind and low vision experience, click Save; and this setting is being saved on the Microsoft Exchange Server. It won't switch you to OWA Light, you'll need to sign out.

And when you're working on a public computer you always then want to close this window when you're done. And let's go back in now to OWA. Now I can also, when I login to begin with, each time I can check this checkbox on my way in. So two ways I can choose, I can either choose and set the setting for the default; the fact that this checkbox wasn't checked, don't worry too much about it. I'm always having to log back in after I change this setting; there's no way that Internet Explorer or any browser can switch between these two different client experiences just because I chose it when it was already running.

Here's OWA Light. So you can see we've got a lot of space reserved for our messages. There's no Reading pane here, it's a very simple interface. So I have Mail. I have my Calendar. My Calendar has a Day view, and that's the only view that it has; there's no week or month view here at all, it's a Day by Day view of the Calendar. My Contacts list, which will be rows of contacts. No public folders at all; if I say I want to all folders then all it's missing are a few of these other folders that are my personal folders. There's no access to any public folders whatsoever. But I have a really fast client experience, notice that I'm switching from one item to another, how quickly it's happening.

So this is a really agile, flexible client for Microsoft Exchange. If I wanted to create a new message I'd simply choose New Message and I have a really simple form that allows me to address a message. I don't have the ability here though to do some things that I normally want to do, like spell check. There is no spell check in OWA Light. And there are some other features that are missing that we'll talk about in the next movie. But a really fast agile client to use with Microsoft Exchange, OWA Light is a great option for low bandwidth settings, and it's a great option for those of us that use Screen Readers, or that simply need a less cluttered easier to see screen.

One more reason that you need to know about OWA Light: even if you have a lot of bandwidth and even if you didn't choose the light client, there are times that the combination of browser and operating system that you have -- for example, you might have an older browser or an older browser in newer Windows or even a newer browser but a older version of Windows, whatever that combination is -- when you login to Exchange, Exchange gets your settings and says, that combination of a browser and operating system it can't run OWA, so I'm going to give you OWA Light.

So from time to time you will end up here in different places even if you didn't necessarily choose it. But it's a great client and it's a fast client. So what if you want to go back to the OWA experience rather than OWA Light? Well normally, you are prompted each and every time you login, whether you want to choose the OWA Light client; but if you need to do it in Options, just click Options here in OWA Light, go to Accessibility, turn this checkbox off and click Save.

And now I'm going to sign out and close my window, and when I go back in, turn the checkbox off again and log back in to OWA. So Microsoft Exchange gives us two different 2010 clients. Our OWA experience here and OWA Light, that light and flexible version with fewer features but very quick and easy to use.

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Outlook Web App (OWA) 2010 Essential Training

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Gini Courter
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  1. 3m 24s
    1. Welcome
      1m 2s
    2. What OWA is and isn't
      2m 22s
  2. 15m 23s
    1. Logging in to OWA
      3m 21s
    2. Exploring the OWA interface
      5m 16s
    3. Exploring the light client interface
      4m 15s
    4. Comparing OWA light to the standard OWA interface
      2m 31s
  3. 15m 11s
    1. Composing a message
      5m 1s
    2. Checking spelling and setting message options
      5m 11s
    3. Attaching a file
      3m 8s
    4. Sending a message
      1m 51s
  4. 30m 45s
    1. Viewing messages
      6m 54s
    2. Printing messages
      4m 0s
    3. Downloading attachments
      5m 1s
    4. Replying and forwarding
      7m 43s
    5. Deleting and managing deleted items
      4m 0s
    6. Ignoring a conversation
      3m 7s
  5. 11m 54s
    1. Understanding tags
      3m 1s
    2. Creating and applying categories
      3m 52s
    3. Flagging items
      5m 1s
  6. 24m 59s
    1. Checking your mailbox size
      4m 5s
    2. Creating an inbox folder
      2m 29s
    3. Selecting and moving messages
      3m 31s
    4. Adding folders to favorites
      4m 28s
    5. Applying a filter
      5m 24s
    6. Searching for messages
      5m 2s
  7. 20m 17s
    1. Creating an email signature
      3m 59s
    2. Setting automatic replies
      8m 23s
    3. Changing your password
      2m 4s
    4. Creating inbox rules
      4m 50s
    5. Understanding notes
      1m 1s
  8. 21m 11s
    1. Viewing and printing calendars
      7m 4s
    2. Creating an appointment
      6m 4s
    3. Modifying and cancelling an appointment
      1m 57s
    4. Working with repeating appointments
      6m 6s
  9. 23m 24s
    1. Creating a meeting
      3m 22s
    2. Responding to a meeting invitation
      6m 0s
    3. Viewing responses
      2m 23s
    4. Updating a meeting
      8m 0s
    5. Creating repeating meetings
      3m 39s
  10. 8m 29s
    1. Sharing a calendar
      3m 19s
    2. Opening calendars belonging to others
      2m 25s
    3. Changing calendar sharing permissions
      2m 45s
  11. 17m 3s
    1. Creating a contact
      4m 16s
    2. Creating a group
      3m 24s
    3. Searching for a person
      3m 17s
    4. Importing or forwarding a contact or group
      4m 28s
    5. Creating a contact from an email
      1m 38s
  12. 14m 2s
    1. Creating a task
      4m 15s
    2. Viewing tasks and flagged items
      4m 2s
    3. Updating a task
      2m 41s
    4. Using repeating tasks
      3m 4s
  13. 1m 36s
    1. Next steps
      1m 36s

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