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iMick
5th October 2005, 10:32 AM
Microsoft recently released Service Pack 2 for Office for Mac 2004 which kind of slipped under the radar.

Why am I exited about this? The service pack FINALLY brings full exchange functionality to the mac again! Entoutage shared Calanders, delegation and GALs etc all now work as well as MS Outlook without having to be a LDAP guru.

I can't say how frustrating it has been for a Mac in a exchange environment for so long where every mail client was a dodgy compromise. I specialise in getting macs into the corporate world and the exchange functionality was the ONLY limitation stopping people jumping on board 90% of the time. No macs can truely shine as "windows" workstation with no security flaws and no (within reason) application incompatability for the general business user.

Who thought a MS service pack would be so exciting! I feel dirty ;)

hMc
5th October 2005, 12:22 PM
Great News - Thanks for the heads up

Cheers

montfort
5th October 2005, 01:42 PM
Originally posted by iMick@Oct 5 2005, 10:32 AM
Microsoft recently released Service Pack 2 for Office for Mac 2004 which kind of slipped under the radar.

Why am I exited about this? The service pack FINALLY brings full exchange functionality to the mac again! Entoutage shared Calanders, delegation and GALs etc all now work as well as MS Outlook without having to be a LDAP guru.

is it worth installing SP2 for a stand alone machine? just use word and excel.

thanks in advance.

iMick
5th October 2005, 02:55 PM
Originally posted by montfort@Oct 5 2005, 01:42 PM
is it worth installing SP2 for a stand alone machine? just use word and excel.
Definately! I have seen a noticable improvement in scrolling speed in large word and excel documents.

montfort
5th October 2005, 06:03 PM
thanks

spargo
5th October 2005, 07:19 PM
I saw it when it came out, ran it a few days ago, and gave it a good spanking last night with a very 'unexciting' 5 hour working at home session with Word and PowerPoint on the PowerBook. Gotta love London development assessment and policy work!

I think it has definitely gotten smoother overall, or maybe that is just my own comparison between my unreliable DELL at work and my slick home office setup.

montfort: I definitely recommend running the Service Pack, even if you do have just a single machine using the more simple side of Office:Mac