Backup Entourage

When losing your data is not an option, learn how to backup your Entourage data. . . .

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Office 2008 and Mac OS X Spaces

When you use Office 2008 for Mac with Mac OS X Spaces, the Office 2008 applications might not behave as expected. Office 2008 for Mac applications might quit unexpectedly. . . .

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View Entourage mail in the Finder with a Quick Look plug-in

File this item under “little gems.” With the help of a plug-in, the Finder can display the contents of Entourage mail messages without having to open them in Entourage. Shin-ichi Kawamura has posted Entourage QuickLook Plug-In ver. 1.1 as a free download on his website.

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Mac Office Installation Failure (Leopard Users) for some Far Eastern Languages

If you are a Leopard user and Office for Mac 2008 has failed to install, try this workaround using a custom install.

“ISSUE: Installation fails when the OS is Leopard (10.5.x) and the language is set to some Far East Languages (Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Tibetan)”

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Alternative method to use Entourage and Time Machine

Previously, I explained how to “Time Machine” your Identity. Guy, one of the commenters, pointed out a way to easily add your Identity to your Time Machine backup without the hourly/daily additions.

The previous tutorial could be used by Tiger and Leopard users, but this is Leopard only.

Exclude the Microsoft User Data folder in the Time Machine options, which will stop it backing up every hour. Create an “Entourage Backup” folder – which is . . .

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Entourage and Time Machine

Time Machine is a breakthrough automatic backup feature that’s built right into Mac OS X Leopard, but for Entourage users it’s recommended that you exclude your Identity from Time Machine.

Time Machine creates hourly backups and will create a copy of your database every time anything new is added to Entourage. This can quickly fill up your Time Machine drive.

One option is to add your Identity to your original Time Machine backup then exclude . . .

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Leopard update breaks Entourage support for Exchange SSL root certificates

Apple released Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) a week ago and for the most part Entourage 2004 is “very compatible” according to There’s a new cat in town on Microsoft’s Mac Mojo blog. However, they also acknowledge that they discovered some code in their Leopard testing and will be releasing an update “shortly”.

Most of the Entourage trouble reports that I’ve read in the Apple and Microsoft online forums are anecdotal but one Exchange bug . . .

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