Entourage 2008, Web Services Edition has launched

Entourage 2008, Web Services Edition has launched and is now available on Mactopia. Because EWS final release requires 12.2.1 to be installed, it’s currently only available for English and Japanese users. (If you don’t use Exchange you don’t need this update!)

Microsoft Entourage 2008 for Mac, Web Services Edition uses Exchange Web Services as the primary protocol to communicate with Exchange Server. In addition to several calendaring improvements, this new version of Entourage synchronizes notes, tasks, and categories with Exchange Server. This update also enables logging that can be used for diagnostic purposes. For detailed information about this update, see the IT Pros section of the Microsoft Web site.

Requirements & Update Help

Requirements

  • Microsoft Exchange Server: Connectivity to Update Rollup 4 for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (KB952580) or later version.
    • Update Rollup 4 for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (KB952580) must be applied to both the Mailbox server and the Client Access server roles.
  • Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.1 Update

Install EWS Final Release
In order to install the final release,

  1. Completely remove your beta build of Office 2008/Entourage, Web Services Edition
  2. Reinstall your licensed version of Office 2008 for Mac
  3. Update to SP2 and the 12.2.1 release that just recently came out.
    • Users with original DVDs will need to update to 12.1.0 before updating to 12.2.0
  4. Once you are fully up-to-date, you can download the Entourage 2008, Web Services Edition release build

Verify your update

To verify that you have installed this update, you can open Entourage > About Entourage  to check the version number. The other Office applications will still be v 12x.

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9 comments to Entourage 2008, Web Services Edition has launched

  • agentx

    Overall pretty happy with this. Faster than 12.2.1 and sync with exchange seams to be working very well.

  • John W.

    Interesting issue I’m wondering if anyone else has seen… Connecting to our exchange server, the address that is going into the server address in Entourage is an address that isn’t public. I change it to the OWA address that is public, but it seems every time my laptop is back on the local network at work, the address changes to the internal address which of course doesn’t work again at home.
    Any ideas? Or, what needs to be changed on the server?

  • We are really pleased to see Entourage WSE ship with support for Exchange categories. This means Entourage now has full support for CRM integration with Microsoft CRM (and a number of other leading CRMs).
    Riva Integration Server for Exchange providers server-side integration between Exchange and MS CRM – NO PLUG-INS required. Because the integration is server-side, Riva is compatible with all Exchange clients including Outlook, Entourage, Outlook WA, BES, ActiveSync, etc.
    I invite you to read more about this exciting new Entourage – CRM integration option at:
    http://www.omni-ts.com/newsroom/crm-integration-entourage.html
    and to view Entourage integration screen shots:
    http://www.omni-ts.com/newsroom/entourage-crm-integration.html
    Best regards,
    Aldo

    Aldo Zanoni
    CEO, Managing Director
    Omni Technology Solutions Inc.
    The Integration Company
    http://www.omni-ts.com
    “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Leonardo DaVinci

  • steve

    To John W. and other that have this problem, “every time my laptop is back on the local network at work, the address changes to the internal address”…
    The reason this happens is because the Exchange WebServicesVirtualDirectory does not have the proper “ExternalURL” property set. Run (in Exchange console):
    Get-WebServicesVirtualDirectory -Server SERVERNAME | FL
    and you’ll see that the ExternalURL will be blank or incorrect. See http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb201695(EXCHG.80).aspx
    for details, or run:
    Set-WebServicesVirtualDirectory -identity “SERVERNAME\EWS (Default Web Site)” -externalurl https://mail.contoso.com/EWS/Exchange.asmx -BasicAuthentication:$True
    ** substituting the server and/or virtual directory and URL for your environment.
    Entourage should now notice when your off the company network and will switch to the external url properly.

  • John Payson

    All I’m trying to do is find out how to install the Rollup 4 for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
    (KB952580) must be applied to both the Mailbox server and the Client
    Access server roles
    I don’t know how to install this update, I download it from microsoft and it’s a msp file and does not auto install.
    Please help me I’m a PC guy moving to Mac I have a Macbook Pro
    Jon

  • This update is not for the Mac. It’s for the Exchange server. Your IT should install this unless you are running your own server.

  • Is Entourage 2008 also available for Windows? I keep on receiving the “unknown platform” error installing it and I’m using Windows 7. I have Exchanged and I don’t know what the problem is. Help please, Diane. Thanks.

  • Sorry, but Entourage 2008 is Mac only. You need Outlook. You can download the Office 2010 trial and check it out.