Using Office 365 on mobile devices

Your office, everywhere

Microsoft Office 365 is designed for modern, mobile, ways of working. Giving employees the freedom to work from their preferred location, using the devices they are most productive on. Microsoft are working hard to give users of every platform the same Office experience, though this is still a work in progress in some areas.

For customers unsure what Office 365 services options their current device platform can take advantage of, we've created a simple guide to using Office on mobiles and tablets.

Surface RT

Windows Phone

iPhone

iPad

Android phone

Android tablet

Use built-in mail app

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Use OWA webmail

Y

Y

Y

Y

Light version only

Light version only

OWA App available

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

ActiveSync email, contact and calendar syncing

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Global address list

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Remote wipe

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

View documents in OneDrive for Business

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Office Online

Y

View only

View only

Y

View only

Coming soon

Office Mobile apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Preview

N

HD web conferencing

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Lync / Skype for Business

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Yammer app

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Microsoft have made a selection of Office 365 apps available on mobile platforms to provide a native, rather than web-based, experience:

iPhone apps

iPad apps

Windows Phone

Windows tablet

Android phone

Android tablet

Glossary

Unsure what any particular features listed above are?

Office Delve
Easy document management. Office Delve shows the documents you, and colleagues, are working on. See it in action.
Office Lense
Turns the mobile device camera into a scanner by taking photos of whiteboards, paper notes, or other printed documents.
Office Mobile apps
Native apps for working with Office documents (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
Office online
View (and in most cases edit) Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents stored in OneDrive directly in the browser.
Office 365 Partner Admin app
Administrate Office 365 users, including password resets and support tickets, direct from a mobile phone.
OWA Webmail
Access your emails via the built-in web browser on your device.
Remote wipe
Remove information from a user's mobile device without needing physical access to it. Part of Mobile Device Management.
Skype for Business
Microsoft's new name for Lync. Combines HD web conferencing with secure instant messaging. Also connects with users of the consumer Skype service.
Yammer
Microsoft's business social networking service. Included free with some versions of Office 365.

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