Integration and Troubleshooting for Apple Mac OS X and Apple IOS: Office for Mac Integration
Progent's specialists in Apple Macintosh technology can help your company to configure Office:Mac 2011 or Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac on a cross-platform environment so that Mac users can take advantage of powerful features in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint for Mac, and Outlook for Mac or Entourage for Mac in order to share data and peripherals with colleagues who run Windows-based computers. Progent can also assist your company to assess the benefits of upgrading to Office for Mac 2011 from an earlier version of Microsoft Office for Mac and help your company to plan and execute an efficient migration strategy. In addition, Progent's SharePoint Server experts can assist you to set up a SharePoint site to support Office 2011 for Mac Web App so you can access Office:Mac documents from any full-featured web browser. Progent's Microsoft VBA programmers can assist your company to develop, update, or fix VBA code to benefit from Office for Mac 2011's resumption of support for VBA.
Progent provides integration expertise for all applications supplied with Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 and Office 2008 for Mac including:
Word for Mac Word for Mac 2011 includes improvements in the areas of viewing, template management, desktop publishing, image editing, typography, search, sharing, and automation. The innovative Focus View tool enables you to remove distracting elements to increase the screen area available for viewing your document. The new Word Document Gallery streamlines management of built-in and customized templates and recent documents. Enhanced publishing functions include a better Publishing Layout view, the ability to reorder layers dynamically, and additional graphic editing tools that include background removal.
Word for Mac 2008 introduced an improved user interface that has a customizable toolbar and introduced a basic desktop publishing capability via the Publishing View that offers more precision over positioning of words and graphics and allows users to chain text overflow from a given page to any text box on another page. Other features available in Word for Mac 2008 include OpenType ligatures for more professional-looking type, and reference utilities that allow a variety of citation styles. Word for Mac 2008 works with AppleScript but does not support VBasic for Applications. Progent's Mac experts can assist your business to determine if this restriction might affect your decision to upgrade to Microsoft Word for Mac 2011.
Word for Mac 2004 introduced a Notebook Layout View that enables you to flag critical entries, search for specified words and phrases, and add time-stamped voice recordings into your notes as you write. The Track Changes feature makes it more efficient to trace updates and enables you to approve or reject changes from the comments. Reference Tools allow you to refer to a dictionary or a thesaurus directly from the Microsoft Office Toolbox, although there is also a link to Microsoft's discontinued Microsoft Encarta web encyclopedia. The Navigation Pane enables you to scan through your document using the improved thumbnail view.
Excel for Mac Microsoft Excel for Mac 2011 includes enhancements in the areas of data analysis and charting, performance, graphics editing, programmability, security, and sharing. The innovative Sparklines capability provides an instantaneous visual representation of Excel data via miniature charts that fit within a cell next to the associated values. Conditional Formatting has been enhanced to make it easier to format data using icon sets, bars, and color scales. You can now sort and filter data by color and use multi- select filters and convenient fast filtering tools. Excel Tables (previously called Lists) enable you to create multiple groups of related data for easy editing and analytics.
Excel for Mac 2011 PivotTables have improved speed and better compatibility with Windows editions of Excel. Improved editing tools and SmartArt graphics permit you to create polished-looking images without the use of extra photo-editing tools. As with Office Word for Mac 2011, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) support has been resumed, enhancing compatibility with Office Excel for Windows and offering advanced features including IntelliSense, watch windows, and a new Visual Basic debugging utility. You can control access to Excel workbooks by using Information Rights Management (IRM) and collaborate on protected workbooks across platforms. To enhance collaboration, Excel for Mac 2011 permits you to create cross-platform workbooks and transfer dates between workbooks without having to distinguish between 1900 and 1904 date systems.
Microsoft Excel for Mac 2008 supports the same number of spreadsheet cells as the Microsoft Windows edition of Excel and includes the Formula Builder for simplifying the creation of complex formulas. Excel for Mac 2008 also comes with an Elements Gallery with templates for popular tasks such as company payroll. Just like the 2008 version of Microsoft Word for Mac, Microsoft Office Excel for Mac 2008 does not support VBasic for Applications. Progent's Mac consultants can help your business to determine if this limitation justifies an upgrade to Office for Mac 2011.
Microsoft Excel for Mac 2004 introduced a Page View that permits you to review and manipulate on screen exactly what will print, quickly zoom data to fit your desired page count, and insert headers and footers with a click. Charting improvements offer new color schemes and enable you to utilize the Formatting Palette for instantly revising your chart class, content, colors, typography, and special effects. Smart Buttons allow you to find and repair spreadsheet problems and manage how the AutoFill feature formats your content. Additional tools permit you to see the proper usage for a library of functions, and intuitively alter ranges with the updated Range Finder. XML file support allows you to use Extensible Markup Language to share complex data.
Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac PowerPoint for Mac 2011 includes enhanced functionality in the areas of template management, image editing, movie support, transitions, layer and slide control, timing, collaboration, security, search, speed, and programmability. PowerPoint's Media Browser allows convenient access to a wide selection of media libraries including iPhoto albums, iTunes playlists, and iMovie collections as well as shapes, Clip Art and other graphical content. The PowerPoint Presentation Gallery simplifies control of built-in and custom templates as well as recent presentations. Improved picture editing features include a background removal tool plus tools for correction, color, and cropping. You can also incorporate and format movies from within PowerPoint to make them an integral part of a presentation, making it easier to distribute and manage complex slide shows. You can easily include 3-dimensional slide transitions and are provided with an expanded collection of animations, customizable themes, improved chart making utilities, and more SmartArt images with new sets of organization charts and image diagrams.
Microsoft Office PowerPoint for Mac 2008 introduced Smart Art graphics for quickly turning bulleted displays into a selection of diagrams. The Object Palette in the Toolbox organizes formatting options for fast detailing. A zoom slider makes it easy to change the size of objects. A command for exporting to Apple's iPhoto allows you to view slide shows with an iPod or iPad. PowerPoint for Mac 2008 also works with an Apple Remote,
PowerPoint for Mac 2004 introduced Presenter functions that enable you to keep your slide show properly timed and let you make real-time changes using the tools in the presenterís window. Animation and 3D transitions enable you to make more engaging slide shows. The Format Font tool provides increased precision in specifying typography options including spacing, style, and opacity.
Microsoft Outlook for Mac and Entourage Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011 replaces Microsoft Entourage and has been redesigned to provide substantial enhancements in the areas of usability, scheduling, backup and restore, search, Windows coexistence, collaboration, speed, video conferencing, voice mail, mobility support, IM, and presence. The Microsoft Outlook for Mac database for email, contact information, and calendars is now stored in separate text files, making them simpler to control. Office Outlook for Mac is also directly Spotlight searchable and capable of being copied and restored using Apple Time Machine. Setting up accounts has been simplified so you can quickly add Exchange-based accounts or accounts from major services including Gmail, Hotmail, Apple MobileMe, Yahoo!, Windows Live, and AOL.
Office Outlook for Mac now places your email, drafts, sent mail and erased messages for each of your mailboxes into consolidated folders so you no longer need to look through separate email accounts and folders. The new Conversations feature automatically groups associated messages to save time tracking and managing threads. The Quick Look feature enables you to view single or multiple file attachments that can include Microsoft Office or PDF files, graphics, and movies. The Contacts Search panel allows you to search your contacts from any Outlook view by specifying any item in any contact field.
To support migration from Windows to Mac, Microsoft Outlook for Mac allows you to copy Windows .PST files without the need of third-party utilities. For improved collaboration, Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011 can superimpose shared calendars so you can immediately detect conflicts. You can also add multiple categories to a calendar event. In conjunction with Exchange Server 2010, Microsoft Office Outlook for Mac 2011 can transform voice messages into text messages and put them into your inbox to cut the time spent during the often tedious task of reviewing voice messages. Support for offline contact data gives mobile users continual access to contact information. Using Microsoft Messenger for Mac 8 or Microsoft Communications Server with Microsoft Communicator for Mac 2011, you can see presence data in the new Outlook for Mac contact card and launch IM, a voice or video conference, or a voice call from within Microsoft Office Outlook for Mac 2011.
Entourage for Mac 2008 features an Out of Office assistant that permits you to customize out-of-office notices based on who receives it. In comparison with Entourage 2004, Microsoft Entourage 2008 provides improved defense against junk mail and phishing and offers To Do lists that can be read by means of the My Day utility, which allows you to see your day's schedule and To Do List on your desktop. Entourage 2008 also offers tighter integration with Microsoft Exchange Server and provides more sophisticated scheduling capabilities. Progent's Entourage 2008 experts and Microsoft Outlook for Mac consultants can help you to enhance your Mac messaging solution to work seamlessly with Exchange so you can collaborate with fellow workers running Outlook.
Entourage for Mac 2004 allows people to manage messages, addresses, calendars, and notes from a consolidated location. Entourage for Mac 2004 can access messages via IMAP, POP, and WebDAV. Microsoft Entourage 2004 enables collaboration between Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows clients by allowing workers to connect to their accounts on Microsoft Exchange Server to handle messages, search Exchange's global address list (GAL), sync schedules and addresses, and schedule meetings. Progent can assist you to manage your Entourage for Mac 2004 environment or upgrade smoothly to Microsoft Office Outlook for Mac 2011.
Other Features of Office for Mac
Office for Mac 2011 includes additional tools to help you to create, organize, and distribute information efficiently. Other powerful Office for Mac 2011 programs that Progent can assist you to integrate and maintain include:
Messenger for Mac 8 is included in Office for Mac 2011 and is incorporated into Office Word for Mac, Office PowerPoint for Mac, and Outlook 2011 to support Instant Messaging, presence awareness, collaboration, and conferencing. Features include the ability to transmit to any computing device set up with MSN Mobile; the ability of up to 15 people to join in a conversation; message and presence filtering determined by permitted, blocked, or not familiar status; the ability to share, display and annotate images and text; emoticon support; and customizable display graphics. Messenger for Mac 8 users need to have a Windows Live ID account.
Remote Desktop Connection for Mac 2, available with Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 and designed for operation with OS X Snow Leopard or Leopard, provides simultaneous access to multiple remote Windows-based personal computers or to a remote server console to run hosted programs and exchange files. Using Remote Desktop Connection for Mac 2 you can print from Windows applications to any Mac-accessible printer. A new protocol improves speed and compatibility with Windows 7 and an auto-reconnect capability recovers a session in case the network connection is interrupted. Network Level Authentication enhances protection by verifying users before establishing a full connection. To find out more about Remote Desktop Connection for Mac 2 and about how Progent's consultants can help you to configure and maintain a solution for running Windows-based PCs from Mac OS X, visit Remote Desktop Connection support services.
Web Apps are companions to Microsoft Office for Mac Word, Office Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook that enable you to use any standard web browser on virtually any computing device to view, exchange, and lightly edit files held online on Windows Live SkyDrive or on a SharePoint 2010 web site. This permits cross-platform teamwork and supports mobile users. For business use, Web Apps require Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010. Security enhancements for Office Web Apps 2011 include DEP protection, Office file validation to protect against file fuzzing attacks, additional file block settings, and the ability to create a locked-view sandbox environment. To find out how Progent's certified SharePoint consultants can assist your business to build and manage a SharePoint web site to work with Web companions for Mac Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook 2011 for co-authoring from virtually any computer, visit Microsoft SharePoint integration services.
Lync for Mac replaces Communicator for Mac as the enterprise-class IM, presence, conferencing and voice client included with Office for Mac 2011. Real-time presence awareness indicators can be determined by calendar data, login status, or specified by the user. Lync for Mac runs in conjunction with either Microsoft Lync Online or Microsoft Lync Server 2010, which has taken the place of Office Communications Server and Microsoft Live Communications Server. Microsoft Lync allows users to ask guests to participate conferences or start a meeting from within Microsoft Outlook for Mac or Lync for Mac 2011. Advanced conferencing features include desktop sharing and descriptive roster results. For details about Lync Server 2010's capabilities and the support services offered by Progent's Lync technology experts, see Lync Expertise.
How Progent's Experts Can Support You with Microsoft Office for Mac
Progent's Microsoft-qualified support professionals, Cisco-certified network engineers, and Mac OS X specialists can help your company to incorporate your Apple Mac OS X systems and software into a robust and secure IT network, configure your Microsoft Exchange Server to work with the collaborative capabilities of Office Outlook for Mac and Microsoft Entourage for Mac, and offer Mac Training for Microsoft Office for Mac. Progent can also deliver a wide array of Microsoft Exchange support services such as system design and deployment, maintenance, security, remote connectivity, performance tuning, fault tolerance, plus junk mail and virus filtering.
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