Outlook Web Access 12 Supports Firefox!!!

By Michael Flanakin @ 5:31 PM :: 1706 Views :: Technology :: Digg it!

Working for Microsoft, I have a few machines and at least one more coming to me. What I call my "show" laptop is a tablet, studded up with all the latest and greatest Microsoft tools. Well, almost, I haven't installed Vista, yet, but that'll happen pretty soon. I really like the tablet, but I just don't see myself ever developing on it, which leads me to my dev laptop. If you know me, you know I'm a proponent of open source and I have a handful of open source tools I use constantly. Firefox is one of them. I've admitted before that it took me a while to give IE7 a chance, but even after that, I still don't see it giving me what Firefox does when it comes to web development.

When I got back to my hotel, I wanted to send a few emails out. Being too lazy to drag out my tablet and dreading the idea of using IE6, I figured I'd give Outlook Web Access (OWA) 12 (part of Exchange 2007) a try in Firefox. Well, my jaw about hit the floor when everything came up. If any of you have tried OWA 11 on Firefox, you know how ugly it is. Beyond that, there is random functionality which doesn't even work, if I remember correctly. Well, so far, OWA 12 is working beautifully. I love it!!! I'm glad to see the product teams standardizing their tools. With everything that goes into OWA, this is a huge step in the right direction. Congrats!!!!!