Document Access In OWA 2010…

One of the options that has been taken out of Exchange 2010 is the Document Access in Outlook Web App (OWA). Though it isn’t heavily used by most of the medium to large companies, it is useful for smaller companies to access files when the staff are out of the office. Let me explain with…

One of the options that has been taken out of Exchange 2010 is the Document Access in Outlook Web App (OWA). Though it isn’t heavily used by most of the medium to large companies, it is useful for smaller companies to access files when the staff are out of the office.

Let me explain with screenshots. Below is OWA 2007 and the last link (Documents) is what we are taking about here. This is used to access files on the internal file servers from outside the network, ofcourse depending upon the access configured by the administrator.

OWA 2007

But, what about Outlook Web App (OWA) in 2010 RC? There is no Document Access in the new web access interface. Take a look at the screenshot.

OWA 2010

Microsoft has discontinued this feature, with a view to to use SharePoint.

11 Comments

    1. Rajith Enchiparambil says:

      Thanks Sany.

  1. Rajith Jose Enchiparambil says:

    Thanks, watch your language ;)

  2. Anonymous says:

    bastards. our users love this feature.

  3. Rajith Jose Enchiparambil says:

    Looks like they didn't get around to remove it. Or maybe for backward compatibility when in "co-existence".

  4. Anonymous says:

    why is there still an option in Server Configuration-client access-owa app

  5. Rajith Jose Enchiparambil says:

    Thanks for the info.

  6. Anonymous says:

    They haven´t remove it in RTM

  7. Rajith Jose Enchiparambil says:

    Yes Deepak. I saw that as well. Probably they missed to remove the options ;)

  8. Deepak Khandelwal says:

    Thanks. But OWA Virtual directory still have forms for managing remote servers. with allow and block list for servers. I guess they will remove them in RTM.

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