Lion users reporting CFURLCreateWithString messages when running Outlook

Update [ April 16, 2012 ]: Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 2 (14.2.0) corrects this issue.

Outlook for Mac users who have upgraded their systems to Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) are noticing excessive logging information in their Console applications found in /Applications/Utilities. Under the All Messages section of SYSTEM LOG QUERIES, they see the same message repeated frequently:

7/27/11 11:28:24.917 PM Microsoft Outlook: CFURLCreateWithBytes was passed these invalid URLBytes: ‘/ews/exchange.asmx’ (a file . . .

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Basics: Folders On My Computer

With the new unified Inbox option in Outlook that groups your Inboxes, Drafts, Deleted Items and Junk folders, some users are confused over mail that is downloaded to their computer or mail that is on the server. More info on the unified Inbox.

What are folders “On My Computer”?

Messages that are in folders under “On My Computer” are stored on your computer. Exchange users often archive messages from their Exchange account to “On My . . .

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Archive your Outlook 2011 Exchange messages using OEAO

Softhing has released Outlook Exchange Accounts Optimizer (OEAO) for Outlook 2011. Entourage users can check out Entourage Exchange Accounts Optimizer.

Exchange users that have limits on how much mail can be left on the server should check out this handy application. It’s easy to setup and automate your backups.

This utility automatically moves old mail from your Outlook Exchange account to a replicated structure within Outlook local folders. You select how many days of mail . . .

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Exchange setup script updated for Outlook 2011

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 . . .

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Hotmail now supporting Exchange ActiveSync

The Windows Blog announced that effective today, Hotmail users will be able to take advantage of Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) support on their mobile devices like the iPhone, iPod, Palm Pre and Windows Phone 7. EAS is the connector on Microsoft Exchange mail servers that enables mobile devices to not only access mail but also calendars and contacts via push technology. “Push” simply means that data comes to the mobile device without having to manually check . . .

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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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Synching an iPhone or iPod touch with Entourage

One question that pops up very frequently on the Entourage newsgroup is the question of how to synch Entourage data with an iPhone or iPod touch. In this article, we will be looking at several methods to do just that, and highlight any advantages and disadvantages of the methods described. . . .

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Script: AutoArchive Exchange Account to folders “On My Computer”

The AutoArchive script that moves mail from your Exchange account folders to archive folders within the “On My Computer” folder tree has been broken for Leopard. You can download this beta version and see if it works for you. Before using the script, open in the Script Editor and select the version of Entourage you are using. Change this line to 2004 if you have not upgraded yet:

For more info on customizing and . . .

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