Office 2011 for Mac

Outlook for Mac: A Quick Rant

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Anyone who has the choice to use Entourage and Outlook 2011 and chooses Entourage, chooses poorly.  That program’s monolithic database is a time bomb waiting to corrupt.  Just ‘Google’ “Entourage database” to see what I mean.  A mountain of missing functions and incompatibilites with standard enterprise-level services is the KEYSTONE to Entourage’s reputation as a piece of shit in and out of IT circles.

I understand people’s reasons for not wanting to change.  Entourage’s interface requires complete faith and immersion.  When you put that much into a product…when you get to that point where you’ve minimized the time in front of your email and you can put your energies into your REAL job, you don’t want to change. I get that.  As an IT person, I’m confronted with software changes 100 times more than the typical user.  I’m not complaining…this is why I make the big bucks. <grin>

Bottom line: I have no issue with a person’s choice of OS/Interface.  What I have issue with is someone intentionally using flawed software when there is a vastly superior alternative.

You may be happy with Entourage.  Good.  Good for you. <patronizing>.  However, don’t complain when things break or don’t work like the rest of your co-workers’ systems do, ok?  And don’t act as if it is IT’s fault that you can’t move forward in time without a Tardis.  If you’re in an enterprise environment, switch to Outlook 2011.


Known issues with Office for Mac on MacOS 10.7 (Lion)

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Important information for those of you IT folks out there that have Macs in your environment.

Known issues with Office for Mac on MacOS 10.7 (Lion).