Q&A: Will I be able to move from Entourage to Outlook:Mac?

A question from my mail: I’ve heard that Outlook will support PSTs from Windows Outlook, but I haven’t heard anything about Entourage. Will I be able to take my Entourage data and get it into Outlook for Mac? You’re right, we’ve already announced that Outlook:Mac will import PSTs from Outlook for Windows. That doesn’t mean…

8

Q&A: Why isn’t OCS supported in the Messenger:Mac v8 beta?

I got this one via Twitter while I was travelling last week: @nadyne I know it’s a beta, but I was disappointed to see that it doesn’t work w/ OCS yet. 🙁 That’s all I use it for, so no beta for me. The Messenger:Mac v8 beta, which came out last week, is focused on…


Messenger:Mac v8 beta is here!

Today’s a big day for us here in MacBU: Messenger:Mac v8, which brings audio and video support to personal users of Messenger, is now in public beta. You can download it from Mactopia. One of my colleagues has written a blog post giving lots of details about it over on Mac Mojo, so head over…

4

usability testing is not beta testing

Every time that I post that I’m doing usability testing, I always get a flood of email asking about beta testing. Beta testing and usability testing are all but completely unrelated. Usability testing is about just that: testing the usability of an application. Can you figure out how to do something specific? How long does…

1

the expert vs newbie fallacy

The idea of the MacRibbon causes consteration amongst some people. The latest example is from the Apple Core blog on ZDNet, which a blog post with the link-bait title Oh the horror! Why is Microsoft pushing the hated Windows Ribbon for Office:Mac? He quotes from my blog post why is Office:Mac getting the Ribbon? There…

13

Office:Mac installation questions

I just got two back-to-back installation questions via email, so let’s take them in turn: My hard drive is almost full. What can I do to Office to save space? The questioner didn’t ask about third-party applications like Monolingual or Xslimmer, so I’m not sure if those are under consideration. If you’re not familiar with…

3

Office:Mac 2008 12.2.4 and Office:Mac 2004 11.5.8 now available

Update Tuesday was yesterday, and it brought a couple of Office:Mac updates. (Sorry I didn’t post yesterday, I was at the mothership in meetings all day.) Office:Mac 2008 12.2.4 has some Excel updates for security, stability, and performance. To install 12.2.4, you must first install update 12.2.3. For full details about the update, the knowledge…


Q&A: Why is it Office:Mac 2011 if it’s coming out this year?

I got this one via email, and I’ve seen variants of it elsewhere: i thought office was coming out this year, why is the name of it office 2011? Our naming is like that of cars: if it comes out in the first half of the year, it gets that year; if it comes out…

2

usability participants needed for Outlook:Mac study in March

As we have announced, Outlook is coming to your Mac later this year. My team is working hard on getting everything ready for you. To that end, we’re conducting another usability study of Outlook:Mac. The study will be conducted at my lab in Mountain View, California, during the week of March 22. For this study,…

5

Q&A: is Visual Basic returning to Office:Mac?

My post about questions we got at Macworld 2010 raised some questions, one of which was this one: The biggest question in my mind is: will Office 2011 support visual basic for excel? Yes. We announced in 2008 that Visual Basic for Applications will return to the next version of Office (you can read the…

11