Hot Topics for Entourage 2008

Let’s catch up on what’s been going on since the release of Office 2008. As usual, after an update the disappointments seem to overshadow the positives. User disappointment in features still missing continue to raise high concern that after 4 years, features (especially for Exchange Support) are still missing. Many concerns have solutions that will be addressed in an update. Some features might not come until the next version of Office. I can say that . . .

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Entourage 2008 introduces new enhancements for administrators

Effective today with the launch of the new Mactopia website, Microsoft is supporting administrators from Day 1 of Office 2008’s release with the IT Pros area…

Microsoft has changed its installation method for Office 2008 and added security enhancements specifically to Entourage. Macintosh administrators in corporate and educational environments need to be aware of these changes prior to deployment. These changes include a new installer, elevated installation privileges, improved and elevated security and a . . .

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Entourage 2008 corrects several annoying behaviors for home users

“The Create a mailing list rule option is now gone from the Junk E-mail Protection window. Hallelujah!”

Having participated in the Microsoft public newsgroups for a few years, I’ve come to easily spot a few questions that are the result of problems with Entourage 2004. Maybe the problems are poor user interface or maybe they are just the result of short-thinking on Microsoft’s part.

Some of these problems have been addressed in Entourage 2008 and . . .

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Font Management

Many users face problems with fonts and they are often some of the more difficult to solve. Disabling the wrong font in one of the font management programs like Suitcase or FontAgentPro can spell disaster. First never turn off Apple’s Helvetica, or any other font found in /System/Library/Fonts. To assist your font management in Entourage, I’m happy to pass along this tip by Kurt D. Schultz posted on the Entourage Talk list today.

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