Microsoft Office 365 for Mac Support ServicesProgent's Apple macOS and OS X specialists can assist you to configure Office 365 for Mac on a cross-platform environment so that Apple Mac users can take advantage of the powerful capabilities in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook for Mac to share information and network resources with fellow workers who run Windows-based computers. Progent can also help your company to evaluate the advantages of upgrading to Microsoft Office 365 for Mac from an earlier release of Office for Mac and help your company to design and carry out an efficient migration strategy. Progent provides consulting expertise for all applications that come with 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 feature a new Design Tab that allows instant access to design elements and makes it easy to manage layout, colors and fonts across a document. A new Insights Pane automatically retrieves and displays relevant information from the web to deliver rich context for authors and readers. Another new feature is threaded comments, which promotes collaboration by tracking conversations and displaying them next to the associated text. Enhancements include simpler tools for inviting colleagues to review and edit documents, concurrent coauthoring of documents, and integrated Mail Merge capabilities that use Word, Excel and Outlook. As with newer editions of Office Excel and PowerPoint for Mac, Office 365 Word for Mac lets you to navigate documents with Multi-Touch gestures.

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    Microsoft Office 365 Word for Mac streamlines layout management and collaboration

    Microsoft Word for Mac 2011 features enhancements in the areas of viewing, template management, publishing, image editing, typography, document search, collaboration, and programmability. The innovative Focus View tool enables you to remove distracting content to increase the screen space available for viewing your document. The Word Document Gallery streamlines management of standard and custom templates and recent documents. Enhanced publishing capabilities include a better Publishing Layout view, the dynamic layer order, and more comprehensive graphic editing features that include background removal.

    Microsoft Word for Mac 2008 introduced an improved user interface that offers an extensible toolbar and incorporates a rudimentary desktop publishing capability via the Publishing Layout View that provides increased precision in the positioning of words and graphics and enables you to chain text overflow from one page to a specified text box on another page. Other features built into Microsoft Word for Mac 2008 include support for OpenType ligatures for better looking type, and reference utilities that support a variety of citation formats. Microsoft Word for Mac 2008 supports AppleScript but doesn't support Visual Basic for Applications. Progent's Mac OS X consultants can help your business to evaluate if this limitation might affect your decision to upgrade to Word for Mac 2011.

    Word for Mac 2004 introduced a Notebook Layout View that allows you to flag critical sections, search for key terms, and add date-stamped voice recordings into your notes as you write. The Track Changes feature makes it easier to follow edits and allows you to approve or reject edits from the comments. Reference Utilities permit you to access a dictionary or a thesaurus right from the Microsoft Office Toolbox, although there is also a link to Microsoft's now discontinued Microsoft Encarta online encyclopedia. The Navigation Pane enables you to navigate through your work using the improved thumbnail view.

  • Excel for Mac
    Office Excel for Mac ConsultantsOffice 365 Excel for Mac and Excel for Mac 2016 introduce PivotTable Slicers to allow you to detect patterns within large volumes of data. A new add-on, the Analysis Toolpak, facilitates sophisticated statistical and engineering analyses. Interchangeability with PC versions of Excel is improved through support for common keyboard shortcuts and for the majority of the functions included with 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 interchangeability with PC spreadsheets

    Microsoft Excel for Mac 2011 includes improvements in the areas of data analysis and visualization, speed, graphics editing, scripting, data protection, and sharing. The new Sparklines feature provides an immediate visual representation of Excel data by means of tiny charts that fit within a cell next to the summarized data. Conditional Formatting has been enhanced to make it easier to format data with icon libraries, data bars, and color scales. You can now sort and filter information by color and use multiple- select filters and new quick filtering options. Excel Tables (before called Lists) allow you to make multiple groups of related data for easy manipulation and analytics.

    Microsoft Excel for Mac 2011 PivotTables have enhanced speed and better resemblance with Windows versions of Excel. New and enhanced editing capabilities and SmartArt images/ allow you to make professional-looking graphics without requiring extra photo-editing tools. As with Word for Mac 2011, Visual Basic for Applications support has returned, improving compatibility with Office Excel for Windows and offering advanced features including IntelliSense, watch windows, and a new Visual Basic debugging tool. You can control access to workbooks via Information Rights Management (IRM) and collaborate on protected workbooks across platforms. To improve collaboration, Office Excel for Mac 2011 enables you to create platform-independent workbooks and transfer dates between workbooks without having to distinguish between 1900 vs. 1904 date systems.

    Microsoft Office Excel for Mac 2008 supports as many cells as the Windows version of Excel and introduced the Formula Builder for streamlining the creation of complex calculations. Microsoft Excel for Mac 2008 also includes an Elements Gallery with templates for common applications including company payroll. Just like the 2008 edition of Microsoft Word for Mac, Microsoft Office Excel for Mac 2008 doesn't work with Visual Basic for Applications. Progent's Mac experts can help your business to determine if this limitation justifies a migration to Office for Mac 2011.

    Excel for Mac 2004 introduced a Layout View that permits you to review and manipulate in a window exactly what will print, conveniently scale data to fit your desired number of pages, and insert headers and footers with ease. Charting improvements provide additional color combinations and enable you to use the Formatting Palette for quickly updating your chart class, data, colors, typography, and special effects. Smart Buttons enable you to find and fix spreadsheet formula problems and manage how the AutoFill feature formats your content. Additional tools enable you to view the proper syntax for over 140 functions, and to click and drag to alter ranges with the updated Range Finder. XML support allows you to use Extensible Markup Language to share 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 feature that makes it simple to alter the style of a presentation by altering the color scheme. As with new editions of Office Word for Mac, a new Threaded Comments feature promotes collaboration by showing full conversations adjacent to associated content. Teamwork is also improved with strong coauthoring features. An enhanced Presenter View shows the speaker the current and next slide, speaker notes, plus a timer while showing the audience only the projection of the current slide. An enhanced Animation Pane simplifies designing and updating professional-looking animations, and an improved Conflict Resolution View shows different edits to assist you to decide which edits to retain.

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

    PowerPoint for Mac 2011 includes enhanced capabilities in the areas of template management, picture touchup, movie support, animated effects, layer and slide management, pacing, collaboration, security, search, performance, and programmability. The Media Browser provides convenient access to a broad selection of media libraries such as Apple iPhoto albums, iTunes playlists, and iMovie collections as well as shapes, Clip Art and other graphical data. The Presentation Presentation Gallery streamlines management of built-in and specialized templates as well as recently opened shows. New picture editing features include a background removal tool and tools for correction, color, and cropping. You can also embed and format movies from inside PowerPoint to make them an integral part of a presentation, making it simpler to distribute and control complex slide shows. You can also include 3-dimensional slide transitions and are provided with an extensive library of animation effects, customizable themes, improved chart tools, and more SmartArt graphics with new sets of organization charts and picture diagrams.

    PowerPoint for Mac 2008 includes Smart Art for quickly converting bulleted displays into a selection of diagrams or flowcharts. The Object Palette in the Toolbox consolidates formatting options for fast updating. A slider makes it simple to change the size of elements. An option for sending to Apple's iPhoto allows you to view presentations using an iPod or iPad. PowerPoint for Mac 2008 also works with an Apple Remote,

    PowerPoint for Mac 2004 includes Presenter Tools that permit you to make your slide show properly paced and allow mid-show changes by means of the tools displayed in the presenterís window. Animation and 3D transitions enable you to make more engaging presentations. The Format Font dialog box offers increased precision in selecting typography options including spacing, style, and transparency.

  • Microsoft Outlook for Mac and Entourage
    Office Outlook 365 for Mac ConsultantsOffice 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 conserve mailbox storage, the ability to propose a new meeting time in response to a meeting invitation, and the ability to view multiple calendars simultaneously. Also, navigation has been modernized for moving 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 decide quickly how to handle new emails. With an Office 365 subscription, Full Screen Mode allows you to have multiple open messages or to run two instances of Office Outlook in split-screen view.

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    Office 365 Outlook for Mac allows side-by-side calendars for easier scheduling

    Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011 takes the place of Entourage and has been redesigned to deliver substantial improvements in the areas of usability, scheduling, backup and restoration, search, Windows compatibility, collaboration, speed, video conferencing, voice mail, mobility, Instant Messaging, and presence. The Outlook for Mac database for email messages, contact information, and calendars is now stored in individual text files, making them simpler to manage. Office Outlook for Mac is also directly Spotlight searchable and capable of being backed up and recovered with Time Machine. Configuring accounts has been streamlined so you can easily add either Exchange-based accounts or accounts from popular email services such as Gmail, Hotmail, MobileMe, Yahoo!, Windows Live, and AOL.

    Microsoft Office Outlook for Mac now places your email, drafts, sent mail and deleted items for all of your mailboxes into consolidated folders so you no longer need to check separate email accounts and multiple folders. The Conversations capability automatically groups associated messages to simplify keeping track of email threads. The new Quick Look feature allows you to view file attachments that can include Office or PDF files, graphics, and videos. The new Contacts Search panel enables you to search your contact data from any Outlook 2011 view by entering any item in any field.

    To support migration from Windows to Mac OS X, Microsoft Outlook for Mac allows you to import .PST files without the need of third-party tools. For improved collaboration, Microsoft Outlook for Mac can superimpose shared calendars so you can quickly uncover scheduling conflicts. You can also assign multiple categories to a calendar event. In conjunction with Exchange Server 2010, Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011 can convert voice messages to text messages and put them into your inbox to cut the time spent during the often tedious task of checking voice messages. Support for offline contact data gives mobile users continual access to vital contact data. Running Microsoft Messenger for Mac 8 or Communications Server with Communicator for Mac 2011, you can see presence information in the Outlook for Mac contact card and launch Instant Messaging, a video conference, or a voice call without leaving Microsoft Outlook for Mac.

    Microsoft Entourage 2008 includes an Out of Office utility that permits you to adapt out-of-office messages depending on the recipient. In comparison with Entourage 2004, Entourage for Mac 2008 provides better defense against junk mail and phishing and provides To Do lists that can be read by means of the My Day utility, which enables you to view your day's events and To Do List on your Mac desktop. Entourage for Mac 2008 also offers closer integration with Exchange Server and offers more sophisticated calendaring capabilities. Progent's Entourage 2008 experts and Microsoft Office Outlook for Mac engineers can assist your company to enhance your Apple Mac email system to work transparently with Microsoft Exchange Server so you can collaborate with fellow workers using Outlook.

    Microsoft Entourage for Mac 2004 helps people to handle email, addresses, schedules, and notes from a central application. Entourage 2004 can access messages via IMAP, POP, and WebDAV. Microsoft Entourage 2004 facilitates collaboration between Apple Mac OS X 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, synchronize schedules and contacts, and set up meetings. Progent can help you to maintain your Entourage for Mac 2004 system or upgrade efficiently to Microsoft Office Outlook for Mac 2011.

Additional Features of Office for Mac
Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 includes other utilities to help you to produce, manage, and distribute business information efficiently. Additional Office for Mac 2011 tools that Progent's consultants can help you to configure and support include:

  • Microsoft Messenger for Mac 8 is part of Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 and is integrated into Word for Mac, Office PowerPoint for Mac, and Outlook 2011 to enable IM, presence awareness, collaboration, and voice and video conferencing. Features include the ability to send messages to any device set up with MSN Mobile; the ability of up to 15 participants to join in a conversation; message and presence filtering determined by allowed, blocked, or unfamiliar status; the ability to share, view and comment on images/ and text; emoticon support; and custom display pictures. Messenger for Mac users need to have a Windows Live ID account.
  • Remote Desktop Connection, available with Office for Mac 2011 and intended for use with OS X Snow Leopard or Leopard, provides simultaneous access to multiple remote Microsoft Windows-based personal computers or to a remote server session to execute externally hosted programs and access files. With Remote Desktop Connection for Mac 2 you can print from within Windows programs to any Mac-configurable printer. An advanced protocol enhances performance and compatibility with Microsoft Windows 7 and an automatic reconnection feature restores a remote session in case the network connection is interrupted. Network Level Authentication improves security by authenticating users prior to allowing a full Remote Desktop Connection. To find out more about Remote Desktop Connection for Mac 2 and about how Progent can assist you to configure and manage a system for running Windows computers from Mac OS X, visit Remote Desktop Connection for Mac 2 consulting.
  • Office Web Apps are online companions to Microsoft Office for Mac Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook that enable you to use any standard browser on virtually any computer or smartphone to display, share, and lightly edit files stored remotely on Microsoft Windows Live SkyDrive or on a SharePoint 2010 web site. This permits cross-platform collaboration and helps mobile workers. For business use, Office Web Apps require SharePoint Foundation 2010. Security improvements for Office Web Apps 2011 include Data Execution Prevention (DEP) protection, Office file validation to guard against file fuzzing attacks, expanded file block settings, and the ability to create a protected-view sandbox environment. To find out how Progent's certified SharePoint consultants can assist your business to set up and maintain a SharePoint site to work with Web companions for Mac Word, Office Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook for co-authoring from any computer, visit SharePoint support.
  • Microsoft Lync for Mac takes the place of Microsoft Communicator for Mac as the enterprise-level IM, rich presence, video conferencing and voice solution included with Office for Mac 2011. Rich presence data can be based on calendar information, login status, or established by the user. Microsoft Lync for Mac works in tandem with either Lync Online or Lync Server 2010, which has taken the place of Office Communications Server and Live Communications Server. Microsoft Lync technology allows users to ask contacts to participate conferences or initiate a meeting directly from Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011 or Lync for Mac 2011. Enhanced conferencing capabilities include desktop sharing. For details about Lync Server 2010's capabilities and the support services offered by Progent's Lync technology specialists, see Lync Consulting.

How Progent's Consultants Can Help You with Office 365 for Mac
Progent's Microsoft-qualified support professionals, Cisco-certified network engineers, and macOS and OS X specialists can assist your company to integrate your Apple Mac systems and applications into a robust and protected IT network, set up your Microsoft Exchange Server to support the groupware capabilities of Office 365 Outlook for Mac, and provide Mac Education for Microsoft Office for Mac Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Progent can also deliver a broad array of Microsoft Exchange support services such as system design and installation, troubleshooting, security, wide area connectivity, performance tuning, high uptime, and spam and Virus filtering and email encryption.

Contact Progent If You Need MS Office for Mac Consulting
If you are looking for a macOS or OS X consultant, phone Progent at 800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.

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