Microsoft Office 365 for Mac Support ServicesProgent's Apple macOS and OS X specialists can help your company to configure Microsoft Office 365 for Mac on a mixed-platform environment so that Apple Mac users are able to benefit from the powerful capabilities in Microsoft Word, Office Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook for Mac in order to share information and peripherals with fellow workers who use Microsoft Windows-based systems. Progent can also help your company to evaluate the benefits of upgrading to Microsoft Office 365 for Mac from an earlier version of Microsoft Office for Mac and assist your company to design and execute a smooth migration strategy. Progent provides integration expertise for all applications supplied with Microsoft Office 365 for Mac and Office 2016 for Mac including:

  • Word for Mac
    Word for Mac ConsultantsOffice 365 Word for Mac and Word for Mac 2016 include a new Design Tab that provides instant access to design elements and makes it simple to manage layout, colors and fonts throughout a Word document. A new Insights Pane automatically retrieves and shows relevant information from the web to provide rich context for authors and readers. Another new feature is threaded comments, which promotes teamwork by allowing conversations and displaying them next to the associated text. Improvements include easier processes for inviting people to review and edit documents, concurrent coauthoring of documents, and integrated Mail Merge tools that use Word, Excel and Outlook. As with current editions of Excel and PowerPoint for Mac, Office 365 Word for Mac allows you to navigate documents with Multi-Touch gestures.

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    Microsoft Office 365 Word for Mac streamlines layout management and collaboration

    Word for Mac 2011 includes improvements in the areas of viewing, template control, desktop publishing, graphics editing, typography, search, sharing, and programmability. The innovative Focus View feature enables you to remove distracting elements to maximize the screen space dedicated to displaying your document. The new Word Document Gallery simplifies management of built-in and customized templates and recently opened documents. Enhanced publishing functions include a better Publishing Layout view, the dynamic layer order, and more comprehensive image editing tools including background removal.

    Microsoft Word for Mac 2008 introduced an improved user interface that offers a customizable toolbar and incorporates a rudimentary publishing capability via the Publishing Layout View that offers more precision over positioning of text and graphics and enables users to link text overflow from a given page to a specified text box on another page. Other features available in Microsoft Word for Mac 2008 include OpenType ligatures for more professional-looking fonts, and reference tools that allow a variety of citation formats. Microsoft Word for Mac 2008 works with AppleScript but does not work with VBasic for Applications. Progent's Mac OS X experts can assist you to evaluate whether this restriction might impact your decision to migrate to Word for Mac 2011.

    Microsoft Word for Mac 2004 introduced a Notebook Layout View that enables you to flag critical sections, find specified words and phrases, and add time-stamped audio into your notes while you write. The Track Changes feature makes it more efficient to trace edits and enables you to accept or ignore edits from the comments. Reference Utilities allow you to access a dictionary or a thesaurus directly from the Office Toolbox, although there is also a link to Microsoft's now discontinued Microsoft Encarta web encyclopedia. The Navigation Pane enables you to browse through your document using the convenient thumbnail view.

  • Microsoft Excel for Mac
    Office Excel for Mac ConsultantsOffice 365 Excel for Mac and Excel for Mac 2016 include new PivotTable Slicers to enable you to discover patterns hidden in massive volumes of data. A new add-on, the Analysis Toolpak, facilitates complex statistical and engineering analyses. Compatibility with PC versions of Excel is enhanced through support for familiar keyboard shortcuts and for most of the functions included with Office Excel 2013 for Windows. Other improvements include an enhanced Formula Builder Pane and the ability to print to a single PDF file.

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    Microsoft Office 365 Excel for Mac improves compatibility with PC spreadsheets

    Microsoft Excel for Mac 2011 includes improvements in the areas of information and charting, performance, graphics editing, programmability, security, and collaboration. The new Sparklines feature offers an immediate visual summary of Excel information via miniature charts that are displayed inside a cell next to the associated values. Conditional Formatting has been improved to make it simpler to format data with icon libraries, data bars, and colors. You can now sort and filter data by color and use multi- selection filters and convenient fast filtering tools. Excel Tables (before called Lists) enable you to create multiple groups of related data for easy editing and analysis.

    Excel for Mac 2011 PivotTables have enhanced speed and better compatibility with Windows editions of Office Excel. New and enhanced editing tools and SmartArt graphics allow you to create professional-looking graphics without the use of extra photo-editing software. As with Office Word for Mac 2011, Visual Basic for Applications support has been resumed, improving compatibility with Office Excel for Windows and offering new features including IntelliSense, watch windows, and a new VBA debugging tool. You can manage access to Excel workbooks by using Information Rights Management and share secure workbooks across platforms. To enhance collaboration, Office Excel for Mac 2011 allows you to create cross-platform workbooks and transfer dates between workbooks without having to differentiate 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 introduced the Formula Builder for streamlining the writing of complicated calculations. Excel for Mac 2008 also includes an Elements Gallery with built-in templates for common applications including company payroll. As with the 2008 version of Word for Mac, Microsoft Office Excel for Mac 2008 does not work with Visual Basic for Applications. Progent's Mac experts can assist you to evaluate whether this restriction justifies an upgrade to Microsoft Office for Mac 2011.

    Excel for Mac 2004 introduced a Layout View that allows you to read and manipulate on screen in WYSIWYG mode, conveniently scale data to match your desired page count, and insert headers and footers with a click. Charting enhancements offer new color combinations and enable you to utilize the Formatting Tool for instantly updating your chart class, data, fills, typography, and special effects. Smart Buttons permit you to find and repair spreadsheet formula problems and manage how the AutoFill feature applies formatting to your content. Additional tools enable you to view the proper usage for over 140 functions, and to click and drag to change ranges with the enhanced Range Finder. XML file support allows you to employ XML to collaborate on complex data.

  • Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac
    PowerPoint for Mac ConsultantsMicrosoft Office 365 PowerPoint for Mac and PowerPoint for Mac 2016 include the new Theme Variants function that makes it easy to alter the look of a presentation by switching the color scheme. As with new versions of Office Word for Mac, a new Threaded Comments feature supports collaboration by displaying full conversations adjacent to related content. Teamwork is also improved with strong coauthoring features. An enhanced Presenter View shows the speaker the current and next slide, presentation notes, plus a timer while showing the audience only the current slide. An improved Animation Pane simplifies creating and editing professional-looking animations, and an enhanced Conflict Resolution View shows alternative updates to help you to decide which edits to keep.

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    Office 365 PowerPoint for Mac makes it easier to create and deliver pro-quality presentations

    PowerPoint for Mac 2011 includes new and improved capabilities in the areas of template organization and customization, image editing, movie support, transitions, layer and slide management, timing, sharing, security, search, performance, and programmability. PowerPoint's Media Browser provides easy access to a broad range of media sources such as iPhoto albums, iTunes playlists, and iMovie libraries as well as shapes, Clip Art and other visual data. The PowerPoint Presentation Gallery streamlines management of pre-built and custom templates as well as recent shows. Improved image editing capabilities include a background removal function plus tools for touchup, coloring, and cropping. You can also embed and format movies from within PowerPoint to make them a part of a presentation, making it simpler to distribute and manage sophisticated presentations. You can easily add 3-dimensional slide transitions and are provided with an expanded collection of animation effects, customizable themes, improved chart making utilities, and more SmartArt images with new layouts for organization charts and image diagrams.

    PowerPoint for Mac 2008 includes Smart Art for easily turning bulleted lists into a variety of flowcharts. The Object Palette in the Toolbox consolidates formatting options for fast detailing. A zoom slider makes it simple to alter the size of objects. An option for sending to Apple's iPhoto allows you to view presentations using an Apple iPod or iPad. PowerPoint for Mac 2008 also is compatible with an Apple Remote,

    Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac 2004 introduced Presenter Tools that enable you to keep your slide show properly paced and let you make real-time adjustments using the controls in the presenterís view window. Animation and transitions enable you to make more engaging slide shows. A font formatting tool gives you increased precision in specifying typography characteristics including spacing, style, and transparency.

  • Outlook for Mac and Entourage
    Office Outlook 365 for Mac Consulting FirmOffice 365 Outlook for Mac and Outlook for Mac 2016 include important new features like support for push email to keep your inbox up to date, online archiving to free up mailbox storage, the ability to propose an alternative meeting time in response to a meeting request, and the ability to view multiple calendars simultaneously. In addition, navigation has been modernized for switching between Mail, Calendar, People, Tasks, and Notes. Other enhancements include the convenient display of message threads in your inbox plus message preview to help you determine quickly how to deal with new emails. With an Office 365 subscription, Full Screen Mode enables you to have several open messages or to operate two instances of Office Outlook in split-screen view.

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    Office 365 Outlook for Mac allows side-by-side calendars to simplify scheduling

    Office Outlook for Mac 2011 replaces Microsoft 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 coexistence, sharing, performance, voice and video conferencing, voice mail, mobility, Instant Messaging, and presence. The Office Outlook for Mac database for email messages, contacts, and calendars is now stored in separate text files, making them easier to control. Outlook for Mac is also Spotlight searchable and capable of being copied and recovered via Apple Time Machine. Configuring accounts has been streamlined so you can easily add either Exchange-based accounts or accounts from major services such as Google Gmail, Hotmail, Apple MobileMe, Yahoo!, Windows Live, and AOL.

    Microsoft Outlook for Mac now puts your email, drafts, sent mail and deleted messages for all of your mailboxes in consolidated folders so you no longer need to look through individual accounts and multiple folders. The new Conversations capability automatically groups related messages to simplify keeping track of email threads. The Quick Look feature enables you to view file attachments that can include Office or PDF files, graphics, and movies. The Contacts Search panel allows you to search your contacts from within any Outlook view by entering any element in any field.

    To facilitate migration from Windows to Mac, Microsoft Office Outlook for Mac now allows you to import .PST files without third-party utilities. For enhanced collaboration, Office Outlook for Mac can superimpose shared calendars so you can quickly uncover conflicts. You can also assign more than one category to an event. With Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Microsoft Outlook for Mac can transform voice messages to readable text messages and put them into your inbox to save time going through the often tedious process of reviewing voice mail. Support for offline address books gives mobile users continual access to contact data. Running Microsoft Messenger for Mac 8 or Communications Server with Communicator for Mac 2011, you can view presence information in the Contact Card and initiate IM, a voice or video conference, or a voice call from within Microsoft Office Outlook for Mac.

    Microsoft Entourage 2008 includes an Out of Office assistant that permits you to customize out-of-office messages based on who receives it. Compared to Entourage 2004, Entourage for Mac 2008 offers better defense against spam and phishing and provides To Do notes that can be accessed via the My Day tool, which enables you to view your day's schedule and To Do List on your desktop. Entourage for Mac 2008 also features closer integration with Exchange Server and provides more sophisticated calendaring functions. Progent's Entourage for Mac 2008 experts and Office Outlook for Mac 2011 consultants can assist your company to enhance your Mac email solution to work transparently with Microsoft Exchange Server so you can team up with fellow workers using Microsoft Outlook.

    Entourage for Mac 2004 allows you to handle messages, contacts, calendars, notes, and documents from a single location. Entourage 2004 can connect to email using IMAP protocol, POP, and Microsoft's WebDAV. Microsoft Entourage 2004 facilitates collaboration between Apple Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows users by permitting workers to connect to their accounts on Microsoft Exchange Server to handle email, search Exchange's global address list (GAL), sync schedules and addresses, and set up conferences. Progent can assist you to support your Entourage for Mac 2004 system or migrate efficiently to Microsoft Office Outlook for Mac.

Other Features of Microsoft Office for Mac
Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 includes other tools to help you to create, manage, and share business information efficiently. Other powerful Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 programs that Progent's consultants can help you to configure and support include:

  • Messenger for Mac 8 is part of Office for Mac 2011 and is incorporated into Word for Mac, Office PowerPoint, and Outlook 2011 to support Instant Messaging, presence awareness, file sharing, and conferencing. Functions include the ability to transmit to any device set up with MSN Mobile; the ability of up to 15 participants to join in a conversation; IM and presence blocking based on permitted, blocked, or not familiar status; the ability to exchange, display and annotate photos and text; emoticon support; and custom display graphics. Messenger for Mac 8 users must have set up a Windows Live ID account.
  • Remote Desktop Connection, included in Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 and intended for use with OS X Snow Leopard or Leopard, provides simultaneous connections to multiple remote Windows-powered PCs or to a remote server session to run externally hosted programs and exchange files. Using Remote Desktop Connection you are able to print from within Windows applications to any Mac-accessible printer. A new protocol improves performance and compatibility with Windows 7 and an auto-reconnect feature restores a remote session in case the Internet connection is lost. Network Level Authentication (NLA) improves security by verifying users before establishing a full Remote Desktop Connection. To find out more about Remote Desktop Connection for Mac 2 and about how Progent can assist you to set up and manage a solution for driving Windows PCs from a Mac, see Remote Desktop Connection for Mac 2 consulting.
  • Web Apps are companions to Office for Mac Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook 2011 that allow you to utilize any standard browser running on virtually any computer or smartphone to view, exchange, and lightly edit documents and files stored remotely on Microsoft Windows Live SkyDrive or on a Microsoft SharePoint 2010 site. This allows cross-platform collaboration and supports mobile workers. For business use, Office Web Apps should be run on Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010. Security improvements for Office Web Apps 2011 include Data Execution Prevention (DEP) protection, file validation to guard against fuzzing exploits, expanded file block settings, and the ability to create a locked-view sandbox solution. To find out how Progent's certified SharePoint consultants can help your business to set up and maintain a Microsoft SharePoint web site to work with Web Apps for Mac Word, Office Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook 2011 for co-authoring from any computer, see Microsoft SharePoint support.
  • Lync for Mac takes the place of Microsoft Communicator for Mac as the enterprise-class Instant Messaging, rich presence, video conferencing and voice calling client included with Office for Mac 2011. Rich presence awareness indicators can be determined by calendar data, login status, or specified by the user. Lync for Mac works in conjunction with Microsoft Lync Online or Lync Server 2010, which has replaced Microsoft Office Communications Server and Microsoft Live Communications Server. Lync technology allows users to ask contacts to participate conferences or initiate a conference from within Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011 or Lync for Mac. Enhanced conferencing capabilities include descriptive roster results. For details about Microsoft Lync Server 2010's capabilities and the support services offered by Progent's Lync technology experts, visit Lync Server Consulting.

How Progent's Consultants Can Support You with Office for Mac
Progent's Microsoft-qualified consultants, Cisco-qualified network experts, and macOS and OS X specialists can assist you to integrate your Mac computers and applications into a robust and secure IT network, configure your Microsoft Exchange Server to work with the groupware features of Office Outlook for Mac, and offer Mac Education for Office for Mac Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Progent can also deliver a wide array of Exchange support services including system planning and deployment, troubleshooting, protection, remote access, performance optimization, high availability, plus spam and Virus filtering and email encryption.

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