Mac users who need an Exchange-compatible email client from Microsoft have relied on Entourage or Microsoft Web Access. Following the release of Microsoft Office for Mac 2011, Microsoft has replaced the Entourage client with Outlook for Mac. Progent's Mac specialists and Microsoft-certified Exchange engineers can help you to support a legacy Entourage system, plan and execute an efficient migration to Microsoft's current technology, and revamp your Exchange infrastructure to optimize the performance, reliability, protection, collaboration support, and overall strategic value of your email, messaging, and conferencing solution.

Office Outlook for Mac Support ServicesMicrosoft Office Outlook for Mac, available in Office 365 for Mac, replaces Entourage and has been re-architected to deliver substantial enhancements in the areas of email creation and management, calendar management, backup and restore, search, Windows compatibility, sharing, speed, voice and video conferencing, voice mail, mobility support, Instant Messaging, and presence. The Outlook for Mac database for email, contact information, and calendars is now stored in individual text files, making them easier to control. Outlook for Mac is also Spotlight searchable and able to be backed up and recovered with Apple Time Machine. Configuring accounts has been streamlined so you can easily add either Exchange-based accounts or accounts from major services.

Entourage for Mac ConsultingProgent's Mac OS X integration specialists and Microsoft qualified consultants can help your company to upgrade from the discontinued Entourage email client for Exchange Server so your Mac users can collaborate with colleagues who run Outlook client. Microsoft Entourage enabled you ro use your Exchange account to send and receive email, access your Exchange global address list (GAL), synchronize your schedule and contact list, and invite people to meetings. Microsoft Entourage was designed to work with AppleScript as well as Apple's Spotlight search tool. Progent can help you to configure a secure and dependable email solution that replaces Entourage for Mac with a current email client that can communicate with your Exchange Server.

Microsoft Outlook for Mac Web App HelpMost of the extensive capabilities of Microsoft Exchange are available to Mac, Apple iPhone, and iPad users via any advanced browser by using the enhanced Outlook Web App (previously called Outlook Web Access). Outlook Web App enables macOS, Mac OS X and Apple iOS devices to connect to email, voice messages, IM, and SMS text through Apple Safari and other popular browsers. Advanced features of Outlook Web App include conversation grouping for enhanced thread control, expanded web browser compatibility, MailTips to guard against disruptive or unsuitable email transmissions, an unlimited size single-page email message folder to eliminate the time and delays related to scrolling through email messages manually, a nickname cache to speed up email addressing, advanced filtering and search, calendar sharing, rich presence indicators inside contact lists, client-based Instant Messaging, ActiveSync support for SMS text messages, and customizable favorites filters (such as unread messages) for fast retrieval of critical information.

Progent's Outlook for Mac 2011 Consulting Expertise
Microsoft Outlook for Mac is a component of Office365 for Mac and replaces the Entourage email client. Outlook for Mac has been re-architected to offer important enhancement in key facets of business communications including email creation and management, calendaring, backup and restore, search, Windows integration, teamwork, performance, conferencing, voice mail support, remote access, IM, and presence awareness.

Progent can assist you to incorporate Outlook for Mac 2011 into your email system so you can take advantage of its new capabilities, including:

  • Conversations: Managing threads is made easy due to Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011's ability to arrange related messages into a single message group.
  • Attachment Preview: The Quick Look feature allows you to preview file attachments from within an email without making it necessary to open the file attachments in their associated software programs.
  • Unified Folders: Microsoft Office Outlook for Mac now automatically places your email, draft messages, sent mail and deleted items for each of your mailboxes in consolidated folders so you no longer have to check individual email accounts and multiple folders.
  • Import Windows PST Files: Moving from a Windows client is simplified by the ability to import Windows PST files directly to Outlook for Mac 2011 without requiring external software.
  • Filter by Category: You can immediately view critical calendar information and contacts according to the categories you define.
  • Overlay Calendar View: Microsoft Office Outlook for Mac can superimpose shared calendars so you can immediately spot scheduling conflicts.
  • Calendar Preview: A schedule snapshot displayed in a meeting invitation enables you to spot conflicts or examine adjacent events immediately.
  • Reply with Meeting: You can generate a meeting invitation in a single-click reply to an email.
  • Contact Card: Running Microsoft Messenger for Mac 8 or Microsoft Communications Server with Communicator for Mac 2011, you can view presence data in the Contact Card and launch Instant Messaging, a video conference, or a voice call without leaving Microsoft Office Outlook for Mac 2011.
  • Contacts Search Panel: You can instantly search your contact database from any view in Microsoft Outlook for Mac.
  • Information Rights Management: If you have the volume-license version of Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011 and a Rights Management server running under Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, you can provide enterprise-grade protection for sensitive messages.
  • Offline Address Books: New support for offline contact data gives mobile users continual access to contact information.
  • Voice Mail Preview: When used with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Office Outlook for Mac can convert voice messages to readable text messages and add them to your inbox to save time during the often tedious process of reviewing voice messages.
Progent can help you to plan, deploy, and maintain a cross-platform environment that allows your Mac users to use Outlook for Mac to access Microsoft Exchange. Progent's Microsoft-accredited consultants and OS X experts can help you to integrate your Mac computers to your Exchange Server. Progent will make sure that your Exchange Server is correctly installed and that WebDAV, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, and Outlook Web Access are properly integrated. Progent can also deliver a broad range of Microsoft Exchange support services including design, integration, troubleshooting, protection, remote access, performance tuning, plus spam/virus blocking and email encryption. Progent also offers customized individual Microsoft Entourage training.

Support for Microsoft Entourage 2008 for Mac
Microsoft Entourage 2008 was designed as a personal information manager that assists you to deal with messages, contacts, schedules, notes, and projects. Thanks to the Exchange Server support incorporated into Entourage 2008 for Mac, you can operate more productively in a Microsoft Exchange Server-based email system and collaborate with associates who run Outlook as their email client.

Features and Benefits of Entourage 2008 for Mac include:

  • Centralize Your Personal Information: Microsoft Entourage 2008 for Mac allows you to consolidate your messages, contacts, calendar, notes, and project information in a single easy-to-access location.
  • Exchange Integration: You can work transparently in a Microsoft Exchange Server environment because Entourage 2008 for Mac utilizes the Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning protocol. You can transmit and receive email, search your Exchange global address list, import addresses, sync your schedule, and invite people to events through your Exchange account.
  • Address Book Synchronization: You can sync your contacts with your Microsoft Exchange address database, offering full access to your address list at all times.
  • Directory Search: You can rapidly locate addresses by looking through the Exchange global address list.
  • Access to Multiple Accounts: Entourage 2008 permits you to establish unlimited email accounts which can include IMAP, POP, and Hotmail accounts. This allows you to handle all your email accounts with a single easy-to-use program.
  • Schedule Synchronization: You can keep your Microsoft Entourage 2008 for Mac Calendar in sync with Exchange to remain up to date with your schedule when you are online or offline.
  • Message Organization: Microsoft Entourage 2008 for Mac enables you to organize, view, and search for messages based on project, sender, date, or other criteria.
  • Convenient Archiving: Entourage 2008 allows you to export personal records including email, addresses, or calendars into an Entourage 2008 archive package to keep your PIM information consistent and safe.
  • Microsoft Word Compatibility: You can send Microsoft Word documents directly as the content of e-mail messages.
Progent can help you to maintain your current Microsoft Entourage environment or help you plan and carry out an efficient upgrade from any edition of Microsoft Entourage to the current release of Outlook for Mac.

Comprehensive Support Services for Exchange Server in a Multi-platform Network
For cross-platform environments that do not utilize Outlook for Mac but which incorporate Microsoft Exchange plus a mix of Mac, Microsoft Windows, Linux/UNIX, or other popular platforms, Progent's network engineers can assist to combine messaging clients within a seamless system that optimizes the ability to cooperate and exchange data. Progent can clarify the benefits and shortcomings of using Outlook Web App as a messaging client for non-Windows systems and can assist your company to incorporate a variety of messaging clients into your environment.

Progent also offers a range of Microsoft Exchange support services to assist your company to enhance email security, Exchange fault-tolerance, off-site and mobile Exchange connectivity, messaging system manageability, and Exchange backup/restore procedures. Progent's Exchange Server upgrade services streamline and de-risk the task of moving from an outdated email system or an older release of Exchange to a current version. Progent also provides Exchange hosting to reduce the expense, simplify the management, and improve the fault tolerance of your Microsoft Exchange Server. To find out additional details concerning Progent's professional support for Exchange, refer to Microsoft Exchange Consultants.

Get in Touch with Progent to Integrate Apple macOS and OS X Clients and Exchange Server
If your company is looking for a macOS or OS X consultant, phone Progent at 800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.

Progent's Support for UNIX-family Networks
Progent's UNIX-family support services provide small companies and product developers help with managing and supporting UNIX/Linux/Mac-based networks that may operate alongside Microsoft-based environments. Progent offers your company access to UNIX support experts, certified Microsoft engineers, Cisco CCIEs, and security experts accredited by CISSP and CISM. This broad range of expertise gives your company a convenient one-stop resource to assist you to create and maintain a secure and reliable cross-platform connectivity and communications solution that incorporates Microsoft Windows with leading versions of UNIX including: Apple macOS and OS X , Sun Solaris, IBM AIX Operating System, HP-UX (Hewlett Packard UNIX), Berkeley UNIX (BSD), SCO UNIX and Silicon Graphics IRIX or major Linux platforms such as RedHat Linux, SUSE, Debian-GNU and CentOS, Ubuntu, Mandriva Linux, PCLOS, fedora Linux, and Gentoo.

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