Microsoft releases Remote Desktop 8.0 for Android, iOS and Mac

Coinciding with its release of Windows 8.1, Microsoft has released new versions of its Remote Desktop Client (RDC) for Android, iOS and Mac. This is the first major upgrade to RDC for Mac since version 2.0 was released in June 2008 and last updated in May 2011 and the first releases for Android and iOS.

RDC 8.0 for Mac includes some long awaited features including support for Mac OS X 10.7 and later. While RDC . . .

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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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Communicator 13.1.2 update addresses Lion crashing

Microsoft has released the Microsoft Communicator for Mac 2011 13.1.2 Update, which addresses a crashing issue in Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) when sending an instant message or starting an audio or video call. Communicator for Mac is only available to Office for Mac volume license customers and is not available to the general public.

This update requires the Microsoft Communicator for Mac 2011 13.1 Update or later. The 13.1 and 13.1.1 updates are only . . .

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Microsoft announces Lion compatibility for Office for Mac

Mac OS X Lion

Two days after Apple’s release of Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), Microsoft has posted an announcement on its blog about compatibility with Office for Mac to help consumers with their upgrade decisions. Office for Mac users who should not update to Lion are:

Excel 2008 users who rely on Microsoft Query Excel 2011 users who rely on Microsoft Query in any language other than English

The post acknowledges two major issues with Office for Mac . . .

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