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    Office 365 Light version

    Does anyone know how to enable the Office 365 Light version on the upgraded Office 365? I can find it in the odd version but since its been upgraded, I can't seem to fins how to do it. Even spoke to Microsoft Support and they don't know how to do it! I am waiting a phone call back from them.

    Any ideas @jamesbmarshall?

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    What do you mean by the light version?

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    When using Safari for example with Office 365 2010, it opens as the light version as described above.

    Never understood why Office 365 doesn't appear the same on all browsers

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbmarshall View Post
    What do you mean by the light version?
    @jamesbmarshall The light version of OWA that is available on the old version of Office 365 that you can select from the Accessibility page in the settings. It looks like this

    Office365LightVersion.png

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    When using Safari for example with Office 365 2010, it opens as the light version as described above.

    Never understood why Office 365 doesn't appear the same on all browsers
    A client wants to use that version at the moment because Office 365 upgraded version is so slow using IE on Win XP. It works alot better in Firefox than it does in IE. The Microsoft Office 365 support team that we spoke to didn't know how to enable the light version in the upgraded version of Office 365

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    When Microsoft Launch Exchange 2010 the idea was that the Outlook Web Access was the same across browsers. i.e. no light option as per 2007 and previous. You can use the Blind/Low Vision Experience but this is different to what you want.

    So, Yeah Outlook Web Access from Exchange 2010 On-wards is the same for all browser versions to keep consistency.

    I know this is so for IE/Firefox/Chrome... as Michael says though, maybe it does different in safari.

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    I think it's more so to do with what platform you're viewing it on. Tablets or Smartphones seem to get the light version and not the full version. It is a pain when creating user guides as the interface is totally different.

    Edit: For example this article needs updating. Viewing Office 365 using any browser on an iPad or Android phone does not display the full version.
    Last edited by Michael; 18th March 2013 at 08:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post
    When Microsoft Launch Exchange 2010 the idea was that the Outlook Web Access was the same across browsers. i.e. no light option as per 2007 and previous. You can use the Blind/Low Vision Experience but this is different to what you want.

    So, Yeah Outlook Web Access from Exchange 2010 On-wards is the same for all browser versions to keep consistency.

    I know this is so for IE/Firefox/Chrome... as Michael says though, maybe it does different in safari.

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    The blind/low vision version is the same as ticking the use light version box on the login screen of Exchange 2010.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevehill06 View Post
    The blind/low vision version is the same as ticking the use light version box on the login screen of Exchange 2010.
    In which case then go and activate that :-) Options > Settings > General

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    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post
    In which case then go and activate that :-) Options > Settings > General

    James.
    Its not Exchange 2010 I was asking about. It is the new upgraded Office 365 that we would like to enable the light version on. We know that it is there because 1 account has it enabled but not sure how and the Microsoft office 365 support doesn't know how to do it!

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevehill06 View Post
    Its not Exchange 2010 I was asking about. It is the new upgraded Office 365 that we would like to enable the light version on. We know that it is there because 1 account has it enabled but not sure how and the Microsoft office 365 support doesn't know how to do it!

    Steve
    Which version are you referring to Wave 14 or Wave 15?

    Live@Edu are being migrated to Wave 14, no upgrades to wave 15 are currently in progress.

    James.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post
    Which version are you referring to Wave 14 or Wave 15?

    Live@Edu are being migrated to Wave 14, no upgrades to wave 15 are currently in progress.

    James.
    Its the version of Office 365 that is blue (like Outlook.com). It's a business that I support at work that we want to enable it for

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevehill06 View Post
    Its the version of Office 365 that is blue (like Outlook.com). It's a business that I support at work that we want to enable it for

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    Ok, so your using Wave 15 - I am just going to give this a test, but i know that with Exchange 2013 On-Premise you can use the following powershell command:

    Set-OwaMailboxPolicy -Identity "insert here" -OWALightEnabled $True

    It might not be so though in Exchange Online.

    James.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post
    Ok, so your using Wave 15 - I am just going to give this a test, but i know that with Exchange 2013 On-Premise you can use the following powershell command:

    Set-OwaMailboxPolicy -Identity "insert here" -OWALightEnabled $True

    It might not be so though in Exchange Online.

    James.
    @EduTech Sorry for taking time to reply - was feeding my little girl.

    I'll give the powershell command a try tomorrow and see how I get on.

    Yeah it is wave 15 - just had a look online at what wave 15 is! lol!

    Steve

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    Hi Mate - no problem, it seems the option is not in the ECP at the moment like it should be so don't be shocked if it don't work it's probably due in a service update soon.. as it should be under general settings > access ability

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post
    Hi Mate - no problem, it seems the option is not in the ECP at the moment like it should be so don't be shocked if it don't work it's probably due in a service update soon.. as it should be under general settings > access ability

    Cheers,
    James.
    yeah that is where I thought it should be but nothing is there! There isn't anything about access ability in the settings what so ever!

    I'll try it and let you know how I get on.

    I can't get over how slow it is when you are using Win XP with IE8. It works so much better in Firefox!

    Steve
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