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Microsoft Details Office for Mac, Includes Exchange

Microsoft detailed Office for Mac 2011 at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco yesterday and revealed that the new Office suite would be available in time for the holidays.

This particular release of Office for Mac will, for the first time in 10 years, include Microsoft Outlook. Outlook will replace the much disliked Entourage, a client which does not offer Exchange support.

If you care, you can read the full story here.

  • tayb
    A little late with the mail client there Microsoft. Entourage was such a steaming pile of crap that no one really used it and now Snow Leopard's native iMail client has exchange support. I will welcome non-crappy versions of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc but you missed the ball big time with Entourage and now it's probably too late.
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  • domenic
    It's obvious that MS purposely withheld Outlook for Macs.
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  • tommysch
    I predict the whole Mac thing will be dead within the next 10 years. Assimilation is imminent.

    Macs are now running on PC hardware, have office and can boot windows. I dont get how you can stand OSX. If I wanted a phone OS, Id buy a phone...

    Resistance is futile!
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  • Apple lost its chance for big market share gains when Vista was turning user's towards Mac's. They simply did not provide a cheap enough Mac for many. Even though Windows was able to run on a Mac the extra expense was not worth it. You can still buy a PC for much less then a Apple. You can argue quality all day long. But for many its still just about price.
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  • tayb
    TommySchI predict the whole Mac thing will be dead within the next 10 years. Assimilation is imminent. Macs are now running on PC hardware, have office and can boot windows. I dont get how you can stand OSX. If I wanted a phone OS, Id buy a phone...Resistance is futile!
    What in the world is "PC hardware?"
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  • eternalkp
    Apple will never die.

    M$ could have buried years ago in the era of OX 9, but instead they helped out apple by donating millions so apple could build OS X.

    M$ and Apple are friends really...don't let these silly mac vs. pc commercials fool you.
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  • HVDynamo
    TommySchI dont get how you can stand OSX. If I wanted a phone OS, Id buy a phone...Resistance is futile!
    I use Windows, OS X, and Linux equally. I actually prefer OS X to windows in a lot of ways, and in my experience it crashes a lot less than windows. Also it makes no sense to call OS X a phone OS. It was a computer OS long before it was ported to a phone, So OS X is not in any way shape or form a phone OS.
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  • tommysch
    taybWhat in the world is "PC hardware?"
    A x86 CPU.

    HVDynamoI use Windows, OS X, and Linux equally. I actually prefer OS X to windows in a lot of ways, and in my experience it crashes a lot less than windows. Also it makes no sense to call OS X a phone OS. It was a computer OS long before it was ported to a phone, So OS X is not in any way shape or form a phone OS.
    If your Windows crash, you are to blame. The last time I had a problem with a windows, it was Windows ME.

    I know its a computer OS, my comment is a joke based on the fact that OSX is an extremely restrictive OS. From a power user standpoint that is.
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  • Ummm I don't get it. I have Entourage Mac 2008 and it's hooked up and working extremely well with my Exchange 2003 server. I run it over RPC/HTTPS as my exchange server is not in the same building as me. The nice thing about Entourage is you can have multiple email accounts running on the same instance all going to different Exchange accounts. Outlook can't do that.

    I run windows xp(32 & 64) Windows 7 (Ultimate 64 Bit) as well as Ubuntu, Solaris, and Mac OSx. I have to say I prefer OSx, but Windows 7 is a very close second.
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  • bwilliam13
    Office 2008 for MAC OS X works with Exchange 2003/2007 (natively) without issue...you don't have to enable IMAP or whatnot like you used to have to do. So, I'm not sure what the article-writers were thinking on that one. Office 2008 for MAC is quite stable.
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