Outlook, Outlook Web App (OWA) and Gmail Comparison: Which is best for you?

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See how Outlook and Outlook Web App compare to Gmail. Full article and additional comparison chart on the Office Blog: http://blogs.office.com/2014/08/18/email-application-right-outlook-gmail.

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2. Inbox 3. Intelligent Triage Announced in OWA 4. Offline Access 5. Contacts 6. Calendar Scheduling, sharing and delegation 7. Real Time Communication 8. Enterprise Social New in OWA 9. Security and Compliance 10. Gmail vs Outlook 2013 and OWA Gmail Outlook Web App Outlook 2013 Notes Triage inbox Basic features missing in Gmail- e.g Sort by different fields, Flag for follow up, Low Importance, Ignore conversation, Insert equation... Enable end user productivity Mail Tips - number of recipients, restricted distribution list, OOF message etc Contact Card Basic contact card in Gmail, does not include Office Location, Title, org hierarchy Calendar sharing GOOG calendar does not support sharing Limited details Calendar Delegation Outlook offers granular level of permissions around Calendar Search Gmail search is good but what if you don't know what to look for. Outlook offers different ways to find the item S/MIME support OWA now supports S/MIME Ability to get your content offline OWA supports data upto 3 days < Gmail supports upto 30 days on Chrome only < Outlook supports all email in offline mode UC and Social Integration Outlook feature around social feeds integration, Gmail supports Google Plus only Rights Management Gmail does not the ability to assign permissions to an email - FTE only etc Delivery Reports Gmail supports read receipts, but not delivery receipts Compliance capabilities Gmail does not include features around compliance - missing retention Policy, Policy Tips, need 3rd party DLP tools