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Join Date: Feb 2009
Re: enquiries before I switch to OSX - 03-06-2009, 07:25 AM
Personally, if you have a ton of stuff in outlook, you are kinda screwed. Entourage is terrible and the transition is not simple. Checkout "Outlook2mac" http://www.littlemachines.com/ it is the Apple Recommended solution, but nothing will make the transition easy. Headaches will ensue.
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Re: enquiries before I switch to OSX - 03-06-2009, 03:31 PM
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Join Date: Mar 2009
Re: enquiries before I switch to OSX - 03-06-2009, 04:19 PM
Regarding Outlook vs Entourage (not my work, check sources for complete lists and discussions):
http://blog.entourage.mvps.org/2008/09/ ... oints.html
http://blog.entourage.mvps.org/2008/01/ ... needs.html
What Entourage CANNOT do, some excepts:
?â€”?Delegates can't modify recurring meetings?This pain point may have been addressed, I believe, with Exchange Server 2007 and Web Services; however, many companies and institutions are still running the older server version.
?â€”?Per this Microsoft KB article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/920134, complex calendaring is not supported with WebDAV clients.
Pain Point: When an Outlook for Windows user is a delegate for an Entourage user and modifies a recurring appointment, the change is not reflected in Entourage.
â€” Sent items from ActiveSync are munged (ie, everything sent from your iPhone gets mangled in your Entourage sent items folder)
â€”?Cannot send new time meeting proposals?This may be related to complex calendaring. Entourage users have no means, as Outlook for Windows users do, to receive an invitation and send a proposal for a new meeting time.
Pain Point: Entourage users are limited to accepting, declining or asking the meeting organizer to resend or update the event to a new time. Negotiations are handled automatically in the Outlook for Windows world.
?â€”?Scheduling list truncates after about 20 invitees?I recently found this reported in the Microsoft Entourage newsgroup.
In a new calendar event invite more than 20 (say 30) attendees. View the Scheduling tab and scroll to the bottom. The list appears to stop after about 20 addresses and truncates the rest.
Pain Point: Meeting organizers are unable to effectively view schedules of all attendees when the attendee list is longer than about 20.
?â€”?Contact groups don't sync with Exchange?An Entourage user can create local groups with his Contacts but he can't replicate those groups to the Exchange Server.
Pain Point: Groups and categories are two major methods for sorting and organizing items within Entourage. However, Exchange users have no ability to reproduce their sorts on other machines (Mac or Windows) because their sort criteria don't get synchronized.
These items do NOT work in Entourage:
?â€”?Sync Tasks and Notes?
?â€”?Support for setting all server-side rules?
?â€”?Keep attachments with calendar events?
?â€”?Ability to hide folders "On My Computer"?
?â€”?Ability to easily switch between a front-end OWA server and back-end server on a laptop?Support for files in public folders?
?â€”?First available time button when scheduling a meeting?GAL lookup support outside of a company network?
?â€”?ide-by-side calendar views for me and my delegates
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