Quick note: loving Outlook 2011 over Entourage 2008

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by 147798, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. 147798 Suspended

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    I use my personal Mac at my company (PCs are the only supported standard), so I don't generally chase the newest software, since I have to be my own helpdesk. But, they updated their Exchange server, so I had to either go to Entourage web services, or Outlook. Since I couldn't get EWS to install, I decided this was the time to move to Office 2011 from 2008.

    Wow! What a difference! Loving the ribbon bars on the office apps, and am just loving Outlook vs. Entourage. It all seems to be running a little slower than 2008, but much more functional, so it's a tradeoff I'll take. And since my 2009 MBP is getting a little long in the tooth, an upgrade will likely mean I get my performance levels back.

    Nicely played MS. For once (lol).

    (p.s. would you please release an MS Office for iOS already!)
     
  2. CoMoMacUser macrumors 6502a

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  3. al2o3cr macrumors regular

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    Note that you can also connect to modern versions of Exchange with Apple Mail / Calendar / Address Book; I don't have enough experience with Outlook to pronounce it better or worse, but it's free and already installed on your machine. :)
     
  4. 147798 thread starter Suspended

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    Yes, I did know that, but I wasn't sure that I wanted to coordinate all 3 apps. I like them rolled into one (Outlook) and since my iOS devices also synch to the Exchange server, I didn't feel the need to use Apple's 3 apps, and clog up my doc, and switch between them.
     

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