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  • Blog Post: Q&A: can I send a mail in Entourage that the recipient can't forward?

    I saw this post on the Entourage product forum that has a great question about Entourage: Several corporate e-mail clients have security features that prevent Reply To All and Forwarding of e-mails if the flags are set for that message. Does Entourage have any such capability? This feature...
  • Blog Post: Q&A: what's the best way to get help with Entourage?

    In my post about how you can help improve Exchange , I got the following question: What's the best way to get specific help to issues regarding Entourage? There are plenty of options: The Entourage online help . We've put plenty of time and effort into making the Entourage help as awesome as it can be...
  • Blog Post: Q&A: how do I make Entourage:Mac my default mail application?

    Via email, I was asked: How do I set Entourage to be my default mail application? There are two ways to do this: In Entourage 2008 or Entourage for Web Services, open up the Preferences. In General, click the "Set Entourage to be my default e-mail client" button. In Apple Mail,...
  • Blog Post: Q&A: Will I be able to move from Entourage to Outlook:Mac?

    A question from my mail: I've heard that Outlook will support PSTs from Windows Outlook, but I haven't heard anything about Entourage. Will I be able to take my Entourage data and get it into Outlook for Mac? You're right, we've already announced that Outlook:Mac will import PSTs from Outlook...
  • Blog Post: Q&A: How do I book a conference room in Entourage?

    I got this one via email: How do I schedule a meeting room in Entourage? Assuming that my anonymous questioner meant "how do I schedule a meeting room in Entourage using Exchange?", the answer is pretty simple. There are two components to this. One is something that needs to happen on the Exchange side...
  • Blog Post: Q&A: how do I sync my BlackBerry with Entourage?

    I noticed a comment go by on twitter: Finally sat down and set up Microsoft Entourage on my iMac. I absolutely love it!! Would love it more if I could sync my blkberry though. I saw that tweet and pointed towards both Missing Sync and the BlackBerry Desktop for Mac . In doing some more research, she...
  • Blog Post: year in review

    If the boss can write a retrospective , so can I. :) 2009 has been an Entourage-filled year for me. At Macworld 2009 in January, we announced Entourage for Web Services . While EWS didn't get a lot of UI touches, I still got to make some UX improvements , especially with regards to perceived performance...
  • Blog Post: Q&A: which version of Entourage should I use with Exchange?

    I got this one via email: My company is about to give Exchange accounts to everyone. I have heard that I need a special version of Entourage. What do I do? Since the questioner didn't use a valid email address, I can't respond to ask for more details. Remember, folks: if you email me, don't put...
  • Blog Post: Macworld Expo 2010 session: Administering Macs in Exchange 2007/2003

    I'm giving a talk at Macworld 2010: Administrating Macs in Exchange 2007/2003 . This session will cover best practices for Entourage in an Exchange environment, and include tips and how-tos for Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007. This will include troubleshooting, and tips for how to best set up Outlook...
  • Blog Post: Q&A: how do I move data from Access onto my Mac?

    Via the open question thread : I'm about to buy a Macbook as my main computer. But I also use Access a lot, especially the mail-merge function (Word/Access). I've read your comments in MacRumors about the likelihood of Microsoft creating Access for Macintosh. What do you recommend instead? ...
  • Blog Post: Q&A: how do I fix the "Unable to establish a secure connection ..." issue in Entourage:Mac?

    From my open question thread : When opening my inbox from an Exchange 2007 SP1 server with Entourage 12.2.3 I get a dialog saying "Unable to establish a secure connection to example.com because the correct root certificate is not installed." There's a few things that you can do to get rid of...
  • Blog Post: Q&A: how do I see free/busy information in Entourage:Mac?

    From my open question thread : I use Entourage to connect to our 2003 Exchange server via the webserver. What do I need to do to get it to see Free/Busy? For Exchange 2003 (as well as Exchange 2000), free/busy information is stored in the public folder server. Open up your Entourage account...
  • Blog Post: Q&A: Hiding horizontal date bars in Entourage:Mac

    I noticed a question on Twitter : Trying out Microsoft Entourage... Not too bad but I hate the horizontal date bars separating my messages. Any way to hide those? It's easy to hide those. At the top of the list of your mail items, click on the "arrange by" tab. Then unselect "show in groups...
  • Blog Post: Office:Mac 2008 12.2.3, Entourage for Web Services 13.0.3, Office 2004 11.5.6 available today

    Update Tuesday is here, and we've got lots of updates! Office:Mac 2008 12.2.3 brings stability and security improvements across the suite. Excel gets some more improvements to pivot tables. Entourage has an updated junk mail filter. Document Connection has a bunch of updates, including a bunch of...
  • Blog Post: Q&A: How do I move my Entourage settings to a new computer?

    I got a question via email this weekend: I just got a new computer. How do I move my Entourage data to my new computer? If you're an Exchange user and you don't have anything stored locally (rules, mailing list manager, mail stored in "On My Computer", etc), then all you need to do is install...
  • Blog Post: the case for Entourage:Mac on Snow Leopard

    I've been completely heads-down on working on Outlook:Mac recently, but this article from John C. Welch writing for Macworld caught my eye: the case for Entourage on Snow Leopard . There's lots of detail in there, but the conclusion is what warms my heart: Entourage is the clear winner Booyah, baby!...
  • Blog Post: user experience improvements without user interface improvements

    As we began the work on the next (and, as-yet-unnamed) version of Office:Mac, it quickly became apparent that the existing Entourage team would be split into two: one working on the release that came to be known as Entourage for Web Services , and one working on Outlook:Mac . We decided early on...
  • Blog Post: Q&A: How do I set up an out-of-office message in Entourage?

    I got this question via email: How do I set up an out-of-office message in Entourage? The questioner didn't give a valid email address, so I don't have any context for this question. My answer is going to be long. An out-of-office (OOF) message is one that is automatically sent by...
  • Blog Post: Q&A: Can I use Entourage for Web Services with Exchange 2003?

    I've seen a few variations of this question lately: Is EWS Exchange 2007 only? Will it work with 2003 just with no benefits or does it simply not integrate? Here's the short answer: Entourage for Web Services will only work with Exchange 2007 or later . If you're using Exchange 2003 , Entourage...
  • Blog Post: Outlook: Coming soon to a Mac near you

    Last week was a big one for us here in MacBU . Entourage for Web Services was released , of course, but the bigger news was something that I've been keeping under my hat for ages: we're bringing Outlook back to the Mac. Of course, we haven't told you everything that is coming in Outlook:Mac, but...
  • Blog Post: Entourage for Web Services released today

    Today's a big day for MacBU! Today, we released Entourage for Web Services . EWS was in public beta earlier this year. Thanks to your help, we made plenty of improvements, and now you can get the final bits. Go forth and download ! For those of you who participated in the EWS beta, the best way...
  • Blog Post: Q&A: What about Entourage EWS and Office:Mac 2008 SP2?

    If you're using the Entourage for Web Services beta, do not install SP2. You should continue to use Office 2008 12.1.5. We're putting the final polish on the bits now, and will have it ready to go soon. When we do, I'll post instructions for what the beta users will need to do to use the final release...
  • Blog Post: Using Entourage to manage your mail

    I just noticed that the folks over at the Unclutterer blog have posted a great post about how to use Entourage to manage email .
  • Blog Post: Q&A: Why doesn't Hotmail work with Entourage:Mac now?

    I got the following question about Hotmail and Entourage: Using Entourage on an iMac. Suddenly Hotmail account doesn't want to work anymore. Saw your post regarding POP3 coming soon. Will that fix this problem? Earlier this year, Hotmail made free POP access available for all users . This...
  • Blog Post: Q&A: why don't new events created on my iPhone show up in Entourage?

    I got a question about using Sync Services on Entourage 2008 with an iPhone: I have trouble synching my iPhone and the calendar feature. For some reason it does not always work very well. Things I write on the phone never make it to my calendar on my Mac. Any thoughts? Make sure that your...
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