Microsoft releases Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.7 Update and Web Services Edition 13.0.7

Microsoft has released the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.7 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. Download them both from Mactoptia or simply select the Check for Updates command from the Help menu in any Office 2008 application.

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Exchange is the brand name of Microsoft’s enterprise E-mail messaging server product. It supports standard POP and IMAP accounts as well as Exchange accounts.

Exchange accounts differ in that they synchronize mail, calendars and contacts via one protocol. Other mail systems may support these different services but usually they do so via a collection of protocols such as IMAP, CalDAV and LDAP.

Versions and support

Common versions of Exchange Server in use today . . .

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Microsoft releases ‘critical’ updates for Office 2004 and 2008

MacBU today released three updates to its Office for Mac 2004 and 2008 products, including Entourage Web Services Edition.

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Entourage for EWS: Notes and Tasks don’t sync?

Along with mail, calendars and contacts, Entourage for Exchange Web Services (EWS) now syncs notes and tasks with Exchange. However, users are reporting mixed results. Notes and tasks seem to sync reliably when using Apple’s Mail application in Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), but Entourage users may see either no syncing or partial syncing. All of this can be corrected with one simple setting change in Entourage.

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Entourage for EWS: Access the GAL from home

Now that my company has upgraded to Exchange Server 2007, I can take advantage of another new feature in the Web Services Edition of Entourage: Global Address List (GAL) lookups. The GAL is my company’s address book and contains E-mail addresses and other information for everyone who works there. I use Entourage on my home Mac to connect directly to my work E-mail account via Outlook Web Access (OWA), but this use to be limited . . .

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Entourage for EWS: Sync iPhone contact photos

Although Entourage Web Services Edition has been available to the public since August, my company only recently updated to Exchange Server 2007 in November. Most of the new features were pre-announced, but now that I can see and test them, I thought I’d try to cover them in a few posts on the subject. My favorite feature so far is syncing iPhone photos. Keep in mind that this feature can more than likely work with . . .

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Work around Entourage Web Services Edition installer issues

Entourage 2008 users trying to switch to Microsoft Entourage 2008 for Mac, Web Services Edition, may find the installer refuses to install the software because:

“At least one of your e-mail accounts does not meet the requirements necessary for Entourage 2008, Web Services Edition. Installing Entourage 2008, Web Services Edition will make one or more of your e-mail accounts inaccessible.”

However, this message can be erroneous and it does not allow the person installing . . .

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Entourage 2008, Web Services Edition has launched

Entourage 2008, Web Services Edition has launched and is now available for download. . . .

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