Since the announcement about Office for Mac 2011’s release date, I’ve had quite a few enterprise administrators asking if I’d be updating my Entourage Exchange Setup script for Outlook for Mac. I’ve just posted version 4.0 of the script.
For the most part, the script is the same as its predecessors, but quite a bit had to be rewritten to accommodate Outlook’s new AppleScript definitions and behavior when creating a new Exchange account. I’ve also re-arranged some parts that I’ve always felt were oddly out-of-place and added a dscl option for reading user E-mail addresses from a directory service.
I’ll be demoing it for the first time at Exchange Connections in a session with Nadyne Richmond from the Macintosh Business Unit at Microsoft (EXC13: Administrating Macs in an Exchange Environment) in Las Vegas on Thursday.
Version 4.0 is specific to Outlook for Mac. Version 3.1 of my Entourage Exchange Setup script is still available for download from the Entourage Help Page.
Feedback and suggestions are welcome. My contact information is in the download package.