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Topic # 162130 30-Jan-2015 09:33
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Found this last night, seems like a good solution for those using BYOD without the hassle of  device administrator BS 

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t doesn't sync contacts or calandar into Gapps but these are still available thru the app

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  Reply # 1225674 30-Jan-2015 21:38
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I had a bit of a play, but I think I prefer using Gmail's ActiveSync capabilities.

The big thing for me, believe it or not, is how the email client handles Geekzone forum notification emails. These come through as plain text. The Outlook beta fails to turn this URL into a link. Gmail makes the URL clickable.

I like what Microsoft are trying to do, but if they want people to use the app then they're going to have to give people a compelling reason to switch.

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  Reply # 1225692 30-Jan-2015 22:17
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I am running this side by side on my work phone with the standard email app (as of this morning)

So far it seems OK.  I'm using it for Exchange.  Works well for email so far, other than it being a bit laggy.  Not surprising considering my phone is low end and getting old

The only annoyance so far is that it doesn't seem to be syncing my calendar with our Exchange server.

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  Reply # 1226059 31-Jan-2015 21:57
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nzgeek: I had a bit of a play, but I think I prefer using Gmail's ActiveSync capabilities.

The big thing for me, believe it or not, is how the email client handles Geekzone forum notification emails. These come through as plain text. The Outlook beta fails to turn this URL into a link. Gmail makes the URL clickable.

I like what Microsoft are trying to do, but if they want people to use the app then they're going to have to give people a compelling reason to switch.


Got the same problem with Geekzone URL's but interestingly that also happens for me on the stock e-mail client. I have now switched to Blue Mail which I think is really good and also Google's Inbox.




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  Reply # 1226084 1-Feb-2015 00:22
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nzgeek: The big thing for me, believe it or not, is how the email client handles Geekzone forum notification emails. These come through as plain text. The Outlook beta fails to turn this URL into a link. Gmail makes the URL clickable.


Interesting, because the Windows Phone mail client works fine, as Outlook 2013. But Windows 8.1 Mail Modern app fails to hyperlink the URLs. I actually found out that it only happened for me if it was a mix of text email plus Office 365. Other combinations and Windows 8.1 Mail did the hyperlink ok.

Reported to Microsoft but it seems no one is really interested in fixing this as I found out in their own forums with other people complaining.

On my Android device I actually use the GMail client since it now supports multiple accounts and with the Google Exchange Services it just works (TM). Actually the combination of Google Exchange Services, Google Calendar and GMail client is exactly what was missing to make me move to Android - it now handles emails and calendaring like a native application would.






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  Reply # 1226085 1-Feb-2015 00:28
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Outlook 2013 for PC should be made free of charge as well tbh... or at least included with any Office 365/Exchange subscription.

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