Now that Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 have been released, everyone can see the tremendous improvements that have been made to the built-in Mail app.
For a great overview of these improvements, see the Windows Experience Blog posting entitled “Right from the Start: Delivering the best email experience on any tablet with Windows 8.1.”
For enterprises, we have made a variety of less obvious improvements to ensure that the Mail app can be used for work as well. Here are some examples:
- You can now use the Mail app to connect to an Exchange mailbox without first specifying a Microsoft account. A new group policy setting has been provided to enable this.
- The Mail app now supports certificate-based authentication, for organizations that require user certificates to connect to Exchange mailboxes.
- Authenticated proxy servers are fully supported by the new Mail app, ensuring that the app can be used inside the company’s network.
Ready to get started?
- Read “Supporting Windows Mail 8.1 in your organization” for step-by-step instructions on how to add an Exchange ActiveSync account, add an IMAP/SMTP account, manage Exchange ActiveSync devices using Exchange ActiveSync policies, troubleshoot mail client connectivity, configuring group policy to remove the requirement for a Microsoft account, and more.
- Learn how to set up your Office 365 or Exchange-based email in Windows 8 Mail (also applies to Windows 8.1).
- Work faster by familiarizing yourself with keyboard shortcuts for the Mail app.
- Don’t forget the importance of end user education. Share tips on how to write and send email and organize your inbox.
This blog post is part of a series of guest posts we’re publishing in the coming weeks from Windows 8.1 experts across Microsoft. – Ben
Senior Product Marketing Manager