Outlook to Entourage

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by fjs08, Jul 19, 2003.

  1. fjs08 macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    I'm ordering a PB. I'm currently using XP. I use Outlook a lot!! I have tons of addresses, tasks, and especially calendar events that are coming up all the time. Will I have to manually re-enter all of these to Entourage or is there a way to transfer that information from my XP box to a Powerbook??

    Also, on my XP box, I use Winamp to play my mp3's etc. What do "we" use on a Mac???

    Thanks in advance.

    Frank
     
  2. e-coli macrumors 68000

    e-coli

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    Get Move2Mac. It will move your Outlook info to Entourage. It's the ONLY way.

    http://www.apple.com/switch/howto/move2mac/

    I, personally, would move the info to a mix of iCal, AddressBook, and Apple Mail, but that's me. You'll see why. Microsoft's proprietary formats are such a pain in the butt (as you will see when you try to move the info from Outlook).

    Also, we use iTunes. It's WAAAAAAAAAY better than WinAmp.

    http://www.apple.com/itunes/

    Good to have you on our side. ;)
     
  3. fjs08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    E-Coli,

    >>I, personally, would move the info to a mix of iCal, AddressBook, and Apple Mail,<<

    Are you talking about the Address Book and Apple Mail that is part of OSX or .mac?? Are they different. I think so, but I'm all new to this stuff.

    Thanks again.

    Frank
     
  4. e-coli macrumors 68000

    e-coli

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    The apps included with OS X are extremely well written. Apple Mail's junk mail filter is wonderful. It's just an elegant program in general.

    The only reason I suggest using all the OS X apps instead of Entourage is the OS X apps all seem to integrate well with each other and with the operating system. And the apps have only gotten better and more integrated in Panther (OS X 10.3, due in Sept).

    As for .Mac...
    When it first came out, it was kind of a rip-off. But now it has become wonderfully useful. In a lot of ways, it's the best $100 I ever spent. And if you are using the OS X apps, they are extremely nice with .Mac.
     
  5. BWhaler macrumors 68020

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    Another option in Outlook2Mac.

    Pros:

    1. Only 9 bucks
    2. Works as billed

    Cons:

    1. Doesn't import tasks.
    2. Adds odd text in the notes field of your contacts
    3. Some oddities in iCal (can't be specific since I haven't nailed down the problem yet.) Prevents iCal syncing with phones and iPods. (Works fine with .Mac syncing though)
     
  6. Cuckoo macrumors 6502

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    Maybe it's a too big-a-sidestep, but what about newsgroups? I use outlook express to read them, and since i don't do much binaries and lot's of text-groups, is there any apple native program to handle News?
     

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