back to article Microsoft changes 'Outlook Web Access' to 'Outlook on the web'

Fresh from showing glimpses of the next-generation Outlook Web Access client in a preview of Exchange Server 2016, Microsoft has now detailed just how the new version of the browser-bound Outlook will work. There's a new name for starters: “Outlook Web Access” is now “Outlook on the web”. Those marketers sure are earning their …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Reliable?

    Can anyone tell me when the Internet went from an interesting source of information and asynchronous communication to a reliable data link with a 24/7 SLA with all the parties between your company and Redmond?

    If not, at least plan for the potential downtime.

    1. TheVogon

      Re: Reliable?

      "Can anyone tell me when the Internet went from an interesting source of information and asynchronous communication to a reliable data link with a 24/7 SLA with all the parties between your company and Redmond?"

      It didn't - but then you don't have to go via the Internet to reach Microsoft: http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/expressroute/

      And anyway, Exchange 2016 is usually an on premise solution. Are you thinking of Office 365?

  2. P. Lee

    >featuring the orange-highlighted ' Action toolbar'

    wot no <flash>?

    How did they make it so ugly?

    1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge

      Re: >featuring the orange-highlighted ' Action toolbar'

      It's pretty ok actually but the Microsoft-specific text formatting which interworks with nothing and uncopyable text in the most impossible places (like, IN THE ADDRESSBOOK, HMMMNNNNN!!?) really riles me up a bit.

    2. Fungus Bob

      Re: How did they make it so ugly?

      That requires a team of talented graphic designers and UI experts.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Branding idea

    Now we have the branding genius of Outlook on the Web, I just wonder what Micro on the Soft will come up with next.

    1. LDS Silver badge

      Re: Branding idea

      It was the marketing guys always called it, "heeer, that thing you get mails on the web from, ya 'now?", so to make it friendlier to their targer market they rebranded it "Outlook on the web". If they could, they would have called it "Facelook" or "Outbook", and made it a Facebook plug-in.... after all the web is Facebook, isn't it?

    2. Ken 16
      Trollface

      Don't devalue the brand

      It's 'Outlook on the web' not 'Outlook on the Web'! *Hermione Granger voice*

    3. Fungus Bob

      Re: Branding idea

      "I just wonder what Micro on the Soft will come up with next."

      Bing on the Thing

      Bob on the Knob

      Word on the Turd

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  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Long view

    Hotmail to Outlook on the Web, come on that has to be worth a few mil.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Long view

      Means of access vs domain name

      Outlook Web App -> Outlook Web Access -> Outlook on the web

      Hotmail.com -> Outlook.com

  6. Alan Sharkey

    It could have been

    Outlook in the Cloud - or Outlook on the Clouds - Both sound more "modern" to me.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: It could have been

      Outlook is Cloudy.

      It'd be accurate 99% of the time for us Brits at least.

  7. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge
    Trollface

    Outlook on the web?

    How about "The Road Ahead"?

    1. Fungus Bob

      Re: Outlook on the web?

      That was an absolutely *awful* joke, have an upvote.

      No beer icon as you have clearly been drinking from a bottle with no label.

      1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge
        Thumb Up

        Re: Outlook on the web?

        Geek thanks I have been stressing whatever remains of my liver with the best the no-yet-muslim-and-affiliated-alcophobics world has on offer!

  8. Locky
    Coat

    Sweep command?

    I presume coming soon is Hook, Block, and Cover Drive

    Mines the one with a copy of Wisden in the pocket

  9. Andy Bell
    FAIL

    At least i know what i'll be doing for the next few years

    Explaining to cloud phobic security people that outlook on the web is really outlook on the premise....thanks !

  10. Cuddles Silver badge

    More productive?

    Soccer, emojis, newsletters, coupons, weather forecasts and cure little pictures of aeroplanes. Yeah, that sounds like some serious office productivity.

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