What does Entourage for Exchange Web Services mean for you?

Earlier this week the Macintosh Business Unit (MacBU) at Microsoft announced Entourage for Exchange Web Services (EWS). MacBU expects to release a “public beta” for this new version of Entourage later this month. This version of Entourage will finally deliver some of the most highly requested features for Exchange users–specifically synchronization of tasks, notes and categories.

What does this new version mean for you?

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IT Pros – SP1 update not installed on client computers

Problem: When I deploy Office 2008 for Mac SP1, the update is not installed on client computers When you use Apple Remote Desktop or the command line to deploy Office 2008 for Mac Service Pack 1 (SP1), a script error in the installation package prevents deployment. Although Apple Remote Desktop or the command line indicate that Office 2008 for Mac Service Pack 1 (SP1) was deployed successfully, the update is not installed on client computers. . . .

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IT Pros – view the latest Admin Guide

IT Pros can find the current Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Administrator’s Guide, by clicking on IT Pros in the upper right corner of Mactopia’s new site.

Currently, there is not a PDF version for download. It is only available online at this time. MacBU is moving to a continuous publishing model where they will be updating the Admin Guide as well as Help continuously.

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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