Outlook for Mac: It's About Time

At long last, Microsoft is making a version of its popular Outlook E-mail manager available for Mac users.

Outlook 2011 for Mac delivers a tool that is superior to the Mail and iCal applications that Apple bundles with Mac OS X. It also relegates to history the embarrassment of Microsoft Entourage.

For years, users of the Microsoft Office for Mac suite have wondered when the company would get around to releasing an e-mail and personal information manager that was the equal of its highly regarded Outlook for Windows. The solution finally allow Mac users to act as equal citizens of the Microsoft communications ecosystem.

Outlook 2011 allows users to import their .pst files from Windows versions of Outlook. It also  taking advantage of the inherent ease of use and data protection features of Mac OS X.

Other features include:

  • A unified mailbox, which allows users to easily manage multiple e-mail accounts
  • New presence and messaging functions that take advantage of Exchange and related applications
  • The ability to turn E-mails into calendar invitations with a single click
  • Integration with the QuickLook feature of Mac OS X to display E-mail attachment previews without requiring the launch of the source application

For more, read the eWeek article Finally, an Outlook for Mac.

This article was originally published on 10-29-2010
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