Office 365 - Technical Client Comparison
This table provides a very high level overview of the technical capabilities of various email, calendar, and contact clients. These are technical assessments; user experience, interface, or usability are not considered here.
|This client is able to perform these functions very well, with few or no issues.|
|This client has some issues performing these functions. Certain tasks may require a different client or additional steps.|
|This client is not able to perform these functions; a different client is needed to complete these functions.|
|These functions have not yet been tested using this client.|
Note: Hold your cursor over a category for a brief description of the functions considered in that category. Click on a client name to view a detailed breakdown of function capabilities.
Important: The University of Wisconsin Office 365 team recommends using a Microsoft client such as Outlook web App, the various versions of Outlook, or a Windows 8 phone. Non-microsoft clients were last tested on: 5/7/2015
|Outlook Web App (Windows, Mac, Linux)||Outlook 2013 (Windows)||Outlook 2010 (Windows)||Outlook 2011 (Mac)||Apple Mail, Calendar, Contacts, and Reminders (Mac OS 10.9)||Windows 8 Mail and Calendar||iOS 8 Mail, Calendar, and Contacts (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)||Android Email, Calendar, and Contacts||Windows Phone 8 Native App||Mozilla Thunderbird (Windows, Mac, Linux)||Evolution (Linux)|
|Connection Protocol||Exchange||Exchange||Exchange||Exchange||Exchange||Exchange||Active Sync||Active Sync||Active Sync||IMAP/CalDAV||Exchange|
|Configure for access|
|Send/Receive, Move to Folder|
|Create Folders, Tag Email|
|Send As Alternate Address|
|Contacts||Global Address List (GAL)|
|Distribution List Management|