Office 2008 AutoUpdate (MAU) updated to 2.1.1

Microsoft released an update to the Microsoft AutoUpdate (MAU) application in preparation for future updates to Office 2008. The MAU update uses a VISE installer, however the plan is for future updates to Office 2008 to be in Apple PackageMaker format for easier admin install.

It is critical that you update. MAU will not tell you about any future updates unless you first install this update to MAU itself.

To download, select “Check for Updates” . . .

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Yahoo Email Sending Delays

Yahoo mail users have been experiencing long delays in sending Yahoo! Mail messages via Entourage and other email clients (such as Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Thunderbird, Apple Mail, etc.). You can read Yahoo’s explanation and fix RESOLVED: Email delays through SMTP servers Yahoo stresses,

To ensure that your email client is properly configured to access the correct SMTP server you will need to login to the Mail Options of your Yahoo! Mail web account and . . .

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Automatically change your signature for different recipients

Every once in a while I see something like this posted in the Microsoft Entourage newsgroup:

Is there a way to set a rule so that certain signatures are sent to certain recipients? For example, a rule that would send “signature 1” to recipients of “domain-X” and “signature 2” to everyone else. The first would be for internal use and the second for external?

While Entourage can’t set different signatures automatically on new messages, you . . .

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Microsoft acknowledges security exploit in Office 2008 installer

MacBU today updated its IT Pros website to include information about a security exploit in its Office 2008 installer. The exploit can only be triggered when the following criteria are met:

The Mac is running Mac OS X 10.4.9 or a later version of Tiger (Leopard does not have this vulnerability) An administrator remotely installs the Office Installer package using an application like Apple Remote Desktop The computer must sitting at the login window . . .

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[ANN] 12.0.1 targeted for release March 11

MacBU announced today on the MacMojo Blog that the Office 2008 update, 12.0.1, which contains fixes for high-priority issues has a targeted release date of March 11th, 2008.

Mac BU is also pushing back the release of the final Open XML File Format Converter Update to Office 2004 for Mac. The Office 2004 Open XML File Format Converter Update will now be available to customers in the first half of 2008 as a download from . . .

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Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.4 update released

Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.4 update released Tuesday, February 12, 2008. There is no update for Office 2008 at this time. Still a bit early.

This is an incremental updater – .dmg file size: 12mb. Requires 11.3.9 to be installed. This update fixes a vulnerability that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer’s memory with malicious code. Entourage will show as 11.4 (080122) after the update.

You can find the . . .

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How Entourage works with a mailbox on an Exchange Server

Recommended reading: Amir Haque’s blog post: How Does Entourage Work? The article explains how Entourage works with a mailbox on an Exchange Server. This blog article will encompass the currently supported versions of Entourage & Exchange Server, i.e. Entourage 2004 & 2008, and Exchange 2000, 2003 & 2007. Let’s list all the different features in Entourage for which it needs to talk to Exchange Server or any other server in a Windows Active Directory based . . .

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Prise en main d’Entourage 2008 en français

Yves Cornil a placé en ligne un certain nombre d’excellents tutoriels portant sur Entourage 2008. Ils sont disponibles à la fois au format HTML et PDF (pour consultation en-ligne ou hors-ligne) et couvrent un nombre important de domaines qui devraient permettre aux débutants de mieux cerner comment paramétrer Entourage pour leurs besoins. En plus des tutoriels écrits, plusieurs vidéo sont également disponibles sur le site. Continue to read in English

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Check out the numbers

Macworld posted benchmark results for Office 2008. Be sure to read From the Lab: Measuring Office 2008’s performance Overall Office 2008 scored higher results on an Intel Mac. PowerPC-based machines are in for more of a mixed bag, but Entourage did score higher on the PPC. Machines used: 4-core, 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 and a four-core, 2.66GHz Mac Pro. Both machines ran OS X 10.5.1 and had 2GB of RAM.

Even on my lowly G4 . . .

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Fonts increasing in size with each reply-MSFT is listening

Are you experiencing a problem where font sizes increase with each Reply to an email using Entourage 2008? This issue is currently being investigated and in order to gain a better understanding of why/how this is happening, I’d like to encourage everyone who’s seeing this issue to please send Hui Nee Chin (huchin AT microsoft DOT com) more detailed information, especially: See Note.

1. Do you see this with every message with every email . . .

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