Outlook Web Access 2013 - the Web App
CIT will be upgrading the Outlook Web Access application over the summer. It's interface is very similar to other Office 2013 applications.
UWGB OWA application will be upgraded over summer. Expect to see a new, fresh interface soon.
Most students use OWA as their primary email application. Most faculty and staff use the desktop (full-featured) version of Outlook. Because faculty and staff will be converted to a new "local" profile and because of it's unique configuration, it is recommended that faculty and staff use this new Outlook WEB application (OWA) when logging into any on-campus machine other than their office computer.
The new Outlook Web App will look similar to other Office 2013 applications. You'll notice right away if you've used other versions of OWA that this version has a very minimalist, almost a stark looking interface. And the reason is that Microsoft designed this interface so it will look pretty much the same and will function the same whether a user happens to be using a tablet or switches over to a large screen on a computer desktop. OWA should also work the same and look the same when using an iPad or windows phone. *By the way - it's interesting that Microsoft pronounces this Web App, "O-wah" rather than pronouncing the acronym, 'O' 'W' 'A'.
An image of the main OWA window:
Training for OWA is available for all UWGB students, faculty, and staff. Go to Lynda.com using this link to log in. Search for the Outlook Web App (OWA) 2013 Essential Training course with Gina Courtner. (see image below.)