OWA Light Calendaring Insufficient Says New Poll

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According to a new survey, more than 85% of Microsoft Office OWA Light users polled want the ability to view their calendar by week and by month.

Business professionals today are busier than ever

According to a new survey sponsored by Messageware (http://www.messageware.com), the world's leading provider of enterprise productivity and security solutions for Outlook Web Access (OWA), more than 85% of Microsoft Office OWA Light users polled want the ability to view their calendar by week and by month. These views are found in OWA Premium, but not in OWA Light, the only remote mail solution for enterprises that have deployed Microsoft Office Exchange and whose users are on Apple Mac's or are using the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Netscape browsers.

Between May and October, 2008, forty-nine users were polled online at http://www.outlook-web-access.com. When asked whether they knew about the missing monthly and weekly calendar views in OWA Light, 57.1% were aware of this missing feature and wanted it back, while 28.6% did not know, but desired it.

"Business professionals today are busier than ever," said Mark Rotman, President & CEO of Messageware. "They need to be able to assess their schedule quickly wherever they are. To make OWA Light more user-friendly and productive for users, Messageware is releasing an update to their popular CalendarShare product in early December that will provide the OWA Light user with OWA Premium functionality, such as monthly and weekly calendar views."

Messageware OWA Suite consists of six award-winning security and productivity applications--ActiveSend, AttachView, CalendarShare, NavGuard, Plus Pack and TimeGuard. With ActiveSend, CalendarShare and Plus Pack, the user experience is improved by making OWA more like desktop Outlook, so that emails and documents can be composed and sent easily. In addition, users can more efficiently schedule meetings and book resources, such as conference rooms or equipment from any location. AttachView, NavGuard and TimeGuard secure vulnerabilities in OWA that can expose entire email accounts or confidential documents to unauthorized users.

About Messageware
Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Messageware develops and markets solutions that enhance and secure Outlook Web Access. A trusted Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and a Global Exchange ISV for 15 years, their applications give companies of all sizes the ability to enhance, secure, and customize OWA. Messageware products give organizations a greater return on their Microsoft Exchange investment, delivering solutions for over 2500 enterprises and four million users worldwide, including Fortune 500 companies and industries such as banking, education, financial services, government, healthcare and law. For more information, visit http://www.messageware.com.

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