Office 365 BlackBerry

Compare how different mobile devices work with Office 365

Here’s a quick way to see how you can use Office 365 on a variety of phones and tablets.

If you’re looking for information about how to set up a specific phone or tablet, use the following topics:




EmailUse Outlook Web App to read mailYesYesYesLight versionLight versionLight version
Use POP or IMAP emailYesYesYesYesYesYes
Use Exchange ActiveSyncYesYesYesYesNoYes
Search global address listYesYesYesYesYesYes
Sync calendar and contactsYesYesYesYesYesYes
Remote wipeYesYesYesYesYesYes
Admin PIN resetNoNoNoNoNoNo
CollaborateUse Office Web AppsEditEditEditEditView-onlyView-only
Use OneNote to view and edit notebooksYesYes. Use OneNote MobileNoNoNoNo
View documents in SkyDrive ProYesYesYesYesYesYes
Use features that require ActiveX ControlsNoNoNoNoNoNo
CommunicateUse Lync Mobile4Yes. UseLync Windows Store app 3Install Lync 2010 for Windows Phone3Install Lync 2010 for iPhone or Lync 2010 for iPad3Install Lync 2010 for Android3NoYes. Install Lync 2010 for Nokia3
Set and view presenceYesYes4Yes4Yes4NoYes4
Support for push notificationsYesYesYesnot applicable5Nonot applicable5
Use Lync to view and search the contacts list and the global address listYesYesYesYesNoYes
Start and accept IM conversationsYesYesYesYesNoYes
Send location in an IMNoNoYesYesNoYes
Manage call forwardingYesYesYesNoNoYes
Handle someone else’s calls if configured as a delegateYesYesYesNoNoYes
Join a LyncMeetingYesYesYesYesNoYes
AdministerOffice 365Administer Office 365No6No6No6No6No6No6

1 Android tablets are not supported.

2 BlackBerry Business Cloud Services is available only with Office 365 Enterprise.

3 For detailed information about Lync support in mobile clients, see Mobile Client Comparison Tables.

4 Lync mobile clients don’t update a user’s presence based on the user’s free/busy calendar information:

  • If a mobile client user is also signed in to the Lync desktop client, the desktop client updates the user’s presence based on the user’s free/busy calendar information.
  • If the user is signed in to only a mobile client, the user’s presence doesn’t update based on free/busy calendar information.

5 Lync runs in the background on the device, so push notifications aren’t required.

6 You can use the admin centers and Office 365 portal from a mobile device, but the experience isn’t optimized for touch and small screens; some features may not be available.