Outlook 2007 versus Entourage 2008

I do like Entourage 2008. It has a “Mac Feel” to it which fits in nice with other programs. It’s very easy to use. I also like that you don’t have to VPN into work in order to use mail, as it can use your OWA (Outlook Web Access) connection and credentials. Just use “mail.yourcompany.com” as the server you connect to (or whatever your OWA site is).

What I don’t like about it, is viewing calendars! At work, we have shared calendars (through Exchange) for our group. If I need to view another persons calendar or a group calendar, unfortunately Entourage lacks in that area. It does work, just looks horrible. Especially when compared to Outlook 2007. Outlook 2007 allows you to even “overlay” other calendars onto your own so you can easily see available times between both or even several calendars.

So unfortunately I’ve started using Outlook 2007 inside a Windows XP Virtual Machine (powered by VMware Fusion) on my Mac (which I must say is just awesome). Windows XP runs great inside the Virtual Machine and is quite “snappy”. Definitely the best of both worlds!

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Entourage: Put Signature on Most Recent Reply Email

I’m still learning Microsoft Entourage for the Mac and I’m still liking it. The main thing is that it is a little different than Outlook and to keep that in mind while I find things that just aren’t “Outlookish”. But usually a quick Google search will find the answer to whatever question arises.
One of those questions which would seem like a “duh”, but I wasn’t figuring it out is in Outlook, you can make your signature appear above the message you’re replying to. By default, Entourage puts the signature below the message you’re replying to.
Here’s a blog I found that tells you how to change this setting:

http://theappleblog.com/2008/06/23/entourage-101-put-signature-on-most-recent-reply-email/