Enterprise Applications: Finally, an Outlook for Mac

By P. J. Connolly  |  Posted 2010-10-29 Print this article Print
Finally, an Outlook for Mac

Finally, an Outlook for Mac

by P. J. Connolly
For years, users of the Microsoft Office for Mac suite have wondered when the company would get around to releasing an e-mail and personal information manager that was the equal of its highly regarded Outlook for Windows. In Outlook 2011 for Mac, the company has finally delivered a tool that is not only superior to the Mail and iCal applications that Apple bundles with Mac OS X, but which puts the embarrassment of Entourage into the history books for good. Outlook 2011 allows users to import their .pst files from Windows versions of Outlook, while taking advantage of the inherent ease of use and data protection features of Mac OS X. New calendaring features allow users to make better use of their schedules than ever before. A unified mailbox allows users to easily manage multiple e-mail accounts, and new presence and messaging features that take advantage of Exchange and related applications finally allow Mac users to act as equal citizens of the Microsoft communications ecosystem. Read our full review.
P. J. Connolly began writing for IT publications in 1997 and has a lengthy track record in both news and reviews. Since then, he's built two test labs from scratch and earned a reputation as the nicest skeptic you'll ever meet. Before taking up journalism, P. J. was an IT manager and consultant in San Francisco with a knack for networking the Apple Macintosh, and his love for technology is exceeded only by his contempt for the flavor of the month. Speaking of which, you can follow P. J. on Twitter at pjc415, or drop him an email at pjc@eweek.com.

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