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Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011

At a Glance

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Price when rated: Part of the Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business 2011 suite: $199 single license; $279 multi-pack (two installs on two machines)

Pros

  • New interface makes many tasks easier to access
  • Improved Exchange support
  • Faster than Entourage
  • Redesigned AppleScript dictionary
  • No longer reliant on a single database
  • Better support for Time Machine and Portable Home Directory Sync
  • Redesigned preferences make setting up the application easier
  • UI more compatible with Outlook on Windows

Cons

  • Assorted 1.0 bugs
  • AppleScript implementation holes mar improvements to AppleScript Dictionary
  • Exchange support requires Exchange Web Services
  • Exchange 2003 and earlier not supported
  • Exchange support limited to what EWS allows
  • Time Machine limitations
  • UI changes hardest on existing Entourage users
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