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READ: New Office 2010 is Proof Microsoft Sabotaged Macintosh

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computerSource: CIO.com

FRI, AUGUST 14, 2009 — PC World — There was a time when a new version of Outlook for Macintosh would have been big and welcome news. Now, it and the rest of Office for Mac 2010 are a big yawn. With Apple poised to finally make its own Mail, iCal, and Address Book fully compatible with Exchange servers, who needs Outlook?

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For a decade, Mac users who needed access to Microsoft Exchange servers were given a truly second-class client, Entourage, to do it with. It has been part of MacOffice since 2000.

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Many Mac users simply gave up, choosing Outlook Web Access over Exchange. That’s what I did for a while.

At any time, Microsoft could have created a real Outlook for Mac, fully Exchange-compatible, but chose not to, apparently hoping the lack of tight Entourage support would hobble the Apple platform. And it did.

So, Apple began developing replacement programs–Mail, iCal, and Address Book–that despite their success never reached full Exchange compatibility. That is, until the release of the new Snow Leopard OS. In a matter of weeks, Macs should become full players on Exchange-based e-mail systems. Read More

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August 14, 2009 at 4:00 pm