Client Certificate-based Authentication in Entourage 2008

Recently Microsoft released Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Office 2008 for Mac. There are some new features in SP1 for Entourage 2008 users, one of them is ‘Client Certificate-based Authentication’. Be sure to check out Amir Haque’s blog article Client Certificate-based Authentication in Entourage 2008. Amir will walk you thru the setup on server & client sides so that it will be helpful to those who want to use this feature in Entourage.

MacBU reproducing new Exchange and SP1 certificate error

A contact of mine at the Macintosh Business Unit (MacBU) of Microsoft has verified that they have reproduced a problem first seen in the release of SP1 for Office 2008 where a new certificate message may appear at start-up with no apparent means of disabling it.

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This bug is really a new feature in SP1

Shawn, a co-worker in one of our Boston offices, was bitten today not by a bug but rather a new feature in Entourage 2008 SP1 (12.1.0). Every message he was receiving showed his correct E-mail address but the wrong display name. They looked something like this:

instead of this:

At first we thought possibly his Exchange account was incorrectly configured. A quick check of Active Directory showed everything was just fine.

Maybe, someone . . .

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Hot Topics after installing SP1

Several hot topics emerged this week on the newsgroups involving the install of Office 2008 SP1 Update.

Office Setup Assistant opens when I try to open an Office 2008 application View fix Installer fails with an alert saying “there was nothing to update” View fix This problem can also be caused by a modification of the Office files. See details here. Installer fails with an alert saying “Version required not found.” View fix This error . . .

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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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[Office 2008 SP1] install causes setup assistant to loop

After applying the Office 2008 for Mac SP1 Updater, some uses are experiencing a problem where the Setup Assistant starts up every time they try to launch any Office application.

This situation is a result of when the Office Setup Assistant detects that an invalid Product Key was used to install Office 2008. David Pelton, Microsoft MacBU core lead test has outlined below how to fix the problem and requests users to work with him . . .

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[Office 2008 SP1] Entourage receives major improvements

Office 2008 SP1 includes almost 50 improvements to Entourage. This article is focused on the general improvements that been hot topics on the newsgroups for Entourage 2008. Exchange Support features will be discussed in [Office 2008 SP1] Exchange Server 2007 support improved with update.

First, thanks to all that worked with MVPs, developers and reported their problems using the MERP tool. this combined effort has resulted in an unprecedented set of improvements.

Previously, we have . . .

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[Office 2008 SP1] Exchange Server 2007 support improved with update

SP1 (SP = service pack) for Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac includes about a dozen Exchange fixes and improvements as well as some new highly requested features, especially with Exchange Server 2007 connectivity.

While not all Entourage 12.1.0 improvements are geared toward any one version of Exchange Server, some are geared specifically toward Exchange Server 2007. Entourage currently connects to Exchange Server 2003 via WebDAV and Exchange Server 2007 via a combination of WebDAV and . . .

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Office 2008 SP1 Update (12.1.0) released

Microsoft released Office 2008 SP1 Update (12.1.0) today just four months after its initial release and a little over a month since its Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.0.1 update. This is a major release and includes nearly 50 bug fixes and improvements for Entourage. This update is available through AutoUpdate or you can download from Mactopia.

Although service packs (SP = “service pack”) may sometimes include new features, such as Office 2004 SP2 (11.2.0) . . .

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