Office 365 for enterprises: Part 3 – Anywhere Access

AUTHOR: Allen with the Office 365 Group at Microsoft

Reposting from Microsoft Office 365 Blog

It's no secret that the proportion of information workers who are mobile or working outside of headquarters continues to grow. Whether they are working from home, going where opportunity leads, or just working in different locations, they need the ability to connect to data and collaborate with each other as seamlessly as possible.

Office 365 is inherently capable of being accessed from anywhere with an Internet connection, whether from PCs, browsers, or mobile devices. You don't have to deploy special technology or require users to sign in to a VPN. Mobile access to Office 365 is built in.

Real-time mobile device access to email, calendar, contacts, and tasks is provided via Exchange ActiveSync® to wide range of mobile devices, including Windows® Phone, Nokia E and N series devices, Palm devices, Apple iPhone and iPad, and certain Android phones. Blackberry devices are also supported on certain plans.

Whether they are using Internet Explorer, Safari, or Firefox, users can get the full Outlook Web App experience. Very similar to Outlook on the desktop, but designed for speed and ease of use through the browser, Outlook Web App provides presence information, MailTips, Global Address List access, and more. Certain levels of Office 365 also include Office Web Apps for reading and lightweight editing of Office documents through the browser.

Working remotely means staying productive even when you don't have an Internet connection. And that's the great thing about combining Office 365 with Office Professional Plus on the desktop. Users don't need a connection of any kind to create and edit documents using the power of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and all the other great Office applications they know and love. Cached Exchange Mode lets Outlook users work with email even when they are offline. And, SharePoint Workspace enables them to edit and manage documents stored in SharePoint and synchronize when they reconnect.

Get more information on anywhere access in Office 365.

Thanks for reading,

Allen, Office 365 Product Manager

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