Document Access In OWA 2010…

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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.

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About the author: UC Architect, Blogger, Husband & Dad. I have been in IT for the last 12 years, with Exchange Server becoming the prime area in the last few years. I am active on Experts Exchange & TechNet forums and I am a technical author for SearchExchange.

11 comments… add one

  1. Deepak Khandelwal

    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.

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

  3. Anonymous

    They haven´t remove it in RTM

  4. Anonymous

    Try FileWay from Everywhere Networks It gives you file access for OWA 2003, 2007 and 2010.

  5. Thanks for the info.

  6. Anonymous

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

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

  8. Anonymous

    bastards. our users love this feature.

  9. Thanks, watch your language ;)

  10. sany

    Its not discontinued….Could please check this link.

    1. Rajith Enchiparambil

      Thanks Sany.

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