Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 13th Aug 2009 19:41 UTC
Microsoft "Microsoft announced Thursday that the next edition of Microsoft Office for Mac will be released in late 2010. The new edition of the venerable office suite will include Outlook for Mac, a new application that will replace Entourage." Whilst the new Outlook:Mac will not offer feature parity with the Window version, it will be written in Cocoa and feature tighter integration with OS X including Spotlight. My Take: So it only took Apple integrating Exchange support into OS X for Microsoft to finally 'fix' the abomination that is Entourage.
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Exchange
by kenji on Thu 13th Aug 2009 21:08 UTC
kenji
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2009-04-08

"So it only took Apple integrating Exchange support into OS X for Microsoft to finally 'fix' the abomination that is Entourage."

No suprises here.

With exchange support getting better with Evolution, where is Outlook:Linux? _shudder_

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RE: Exchange
by Moredhas on Thu 13th Aug 2009 21:57 UTC in reply to "Exchange"
Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

I bet if there were an outlook for Linux, MS would add launchers that begin with "gksu" when it gets installed... For those not using Linux, gksu lets you run a program with root powers after you put in your password.

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RE[2]: Exchange
by darknexus on Fri 14th Aug 2009 00:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Exchange"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Nah, they'd never get away with that. Microsoft producing any kind of Linux software would be rather hilarious in its own right, but they'd never get away with cheap security bypasses like they can do with their own os. Outlook for Linux... shudder, indeed if that ever happens and that abomination comes to Linux.

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RE[3]: Exchange
by Moredhas on Fri 14th Aug 2009 01:35 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Exchange"
Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

I was making one of those jokes that's supposed to be followed by an awkward, uneasy laugh. Of course, Microsoft making Outlook for Linux would be followed by a hearty belly-laugh in the IT community (I hope). Right up until they try to get this ballot nonsense into Linux distros, that is.

EDIT: Also, just realised (many people have probably though of this before me, though), magic 8 balls really are clever. "Outlook not so good" is the smartest thing they could say ;)

Edited 2009-08-14 01:36 UTC

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No RTL
by zkhizo on Thu 13th Aug 2009 21:43 UTC
zkhizo
Member since:
2009-01-26

Even though the icons of Mac Office look very much like Hebrew letters, the actual RTL support is zero. Ironic.

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RE: No RTL
by KugelKurt on Thu 13th Aug 2009 22:45 UTC in reply to "No RTL"
KugelKurt Member since:
2005-07-06

Last time I checked, only the Japanese version of Office:mac was able to enter kanji with furigana. Word for Windows even has a nice semi-automatic helper for furigana and that one works under all languages. European Office:mac versions have nospecial CJK features at all.

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finally
by thebackwash on Fri 14th Aug 2009 05:15 UTC
thebackwash
Member since:
2005-07-06

Well it's about damn time we heard something about the next version of Office:mac, considering 2008 shit the bed pretty hard. Hope 2010 is better!

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Rewritten with Cocoa is the news
by tyrione on Fri 14th Aug 2009 22:56 UTC
tyrione
Member since:
2005-11-21

This departure from Microsoft makes it clear that the profit margins of Mac:Office is too large for Microsoft to tank.

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Next Office good, can drop Outlook
by Eddyspeeder on Fri 14th Aug 2009 23:04 UTC
Eddyspeeder
Member since:
2006-05-10

Not using Entourage now, won't be using Outlook. My Gmail - Google Calendar - iCal triad works like a charm.

I chose Office over iWork because Office in the end still is better (except for the templates). But it still requires a lot of work to have the quality the Windows Office distributions have, both in usability and design.

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Yay!
by skingers6894 on Sat 15th Aug 2009 01:11 UTC
skingers6894
Member since:
2005-08-10

because 8 years ago I really really really wanted this, now I'm over it.

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RE: Yay!
by Eddyspeeder on Sun 16th Aug 2009 22:18 UTC in reply to "Yay!"
Eddyspeeder Member since:
2006-05-10

LOL, why's that? Because it lacks half the features that the Windows Office does?

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