Can Outlook 2011 manage server side rules on an Exchange server?
We didn’t get that into the initial release. We’re well aware that it’s something our users would like, so hopefully I’ll be able to share more news about it in the future.
In the interim, Mac users who are in an Exchange 2010 environment are able to create and edit server-side rules via Outlook Web Access (OWA). OWA 2010 has full support for Safari and Firefox. This is how I manage my extensive set of server-side rules today.
As I’m sure you can imagine, my team here in MacBU has been following the early reviews of Office:Mac 2011 quite closely. Whenever a new one gets posted, there’s a flurry of mail, not to mention Facebook and Twitter posts.
So far, my favourite line is from the PC Magazine review. Here’s the quote that totally makes my day:
I like Apple Mail, iCal, and the OS X Address Book, but Outlook is more powerful and flexible than those three separate apps, and it’s one of the most powerful and best-designed apps ever written for OS X.
Having worked so hard on the user experience for Outlook, seeing someone call it “one of the most … best-designed apps ever written for OS X” has me turning cartwheels in the halls.
More reviews are forthcoming. Mossberg hasn’t weighed in yet, and the full Macworld review hasn’t arrived either. My fingers (and toes!) are crossed that they’re as positive as the ones I’ve seen so far.
Yes! For those of you who are currently using Entourage, you’ll be able to import your existing Entourage data into Outlook:Mac 2011. We also support importing from Apple Mail, as well as importing PST files from Outlook for Windows.
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