Daylight Saving Time reminder for US

The US makes the switch to Daylight Saving Time Sunday, March 8, 2015. If you use Entourage or Outlook for Mac, you’ll need to quit and relaunch before it recognizes the time change.

Check when your location makes the change: http://www.timeanddate.com/time/dst/2015.html

Move your Entourage contacts to Apple Contacts in Mavericks

A user recently asked for help migrating her contacts from Entourage’s Address Book to Apple Contacts.

I use both categories and the custom fields for my contacts. Some contacts have multiple categories. I need to retain this information. Many of my contacts are folks that without their photo or category I wouldn’t remember who they are.

Since Sync Services has been discontinued in Mavericks, you have to manually move your data unless you can revert . . .

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Using Entourage in Mavericks

Both Office 2004 and Office 2008 are End of Life applications. This means they are not longer supported and will receive no updates or fixes. Office 2008 does run under Mavericks. There are a few issues, but no show stoppers. See this post for more info. Users that are still using Office 2004, will have to upgrade to a newer version of Office or move to Apple’s applications. Office 2004 will run under Snow Leopard . . .

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Issues with Mavericks and Office for Mac – How to troubleshoot

Office for Mac 2008 and 2011 are both compatible with OS X 10.9.0 Mavericks. Some users have no issues while others are having minor issues and a few users are having major issues. If you have not upgraded, I suggest you wait until 10.9.1 or 10.9.2 is released.

Be sure to backup first and read Apple Discussions for all the latest news. Mavericks has had serious issues with hardware especially Western Digital drives. Some printers . . .

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Daylight Saving Time reminder

The US makes the switch to Daylight Saving Time Sunday, November 4, 2012. If you use Entourage or Outlook for Mac, you’ll need to quit and relaunch before it recognizes the time change.

Daylight Saving Time reminder

The US makes the switch to Daylight Saving Time Sunday, November 6, 2011. If you use Entourage or Outlook for Mac, you’ll need to quit and relaunch before it recognizes the time change.

Microsoft releases Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.9 Update and Web Services Edition 13.0.9

Microsoft has released the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.9 Update. (333 MB) It has also released the Microsoft Entourage 2008 for Mac, Web Services Edition installer. (64 MB) The update requires that the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Service Pack 1 (12.1.0) or later be installed first.

According to the update’s description this update improves stability and addresses vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to execute malicious code.

This release is a cumulative . . .

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Fix: Sent time in replies or forwards for Exchange 2007 users

Microsoft posted fix for sent time in KB 2450078: The sent time in an email message body is incorrect when you reply or forward the email message by using an EWS application in an Exchange Server 2007 environment

This applies to both Entourage 2008 EWS v13 and Outlook for Mac 2011 in a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 environment.

To resolve this issue, install the following update rollup: Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack . . .

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New MobileMe Calendar uses CalDAV

If you are a MoblieMe member, Apple requires you to upgrade to the new CalDAV-based MobileMe Calendar by May 5, 2011. Currently neither Entourage nor Outlook for Mac 2011 supports CalDAV. The new move also requires you to have Snow Leopard 10.6 installed and this requires an Intel computer. Apparently if you are still on Leopard, it works with limitations. See these links for additional info:

MobileMe: Frequently Asked Questions about the new MobileMe Calendar . . .

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