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In the meantime, Microsoft's Mac Business Unit has a final version of Entourage Web Services Edition ready for those who need better Exchange support now, and they will be packaging it in a new "Business Edition" of Office for Mac 2008 starting next month.
Assuming you are going to proceed with your use of Entourage from Office 2008 instead of using Outlook 2011 (as recommended above) you must make sure you are using Entourage Web Services Edition, which you can . Once you have installed Entourage Web Services Edition, the first time you run it you will be led through the account setup process. The following images show what to expect.
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Configuring Entourage Web Services Edition for Exchange
Before you upgrade to Entourage Web Services Edition, you must have Entourage 2008 installed. If your hosting plan includes Entourage and Outlook, you can download Entourage from HostPilot > Get Started Here! > Step 2 (Download & Set Up Your Email Client) > Download Entourage (MAC). Microsoft Entourage is also available for your end-users to download from My Services, on the Welcome page (it will not be available if disabled by the administrator in Mailbox Properties, or if your plan does not include it).As a sort of stepping stone towards a full Outlook client for Mac OS X, the Mac BU has . This version of Entourage is , and it provides much faster data synchronization and improved e-mail and calendar support. Users of Office 2008 with SP2 applied can download Entourage Web Services Edition today, but bear in mind it requires Exchange 2007 SP1 RU4 or later. It's definitely worth checking with your IT department to see if your company's Exchange server is compatible.In order to install Entourage Web Services Edition you will need to be using OS 10.4 or later, and your OS X and Office 2008 Installations must be fully up to date.For the current version of the Office for Mac suite, Microsoft has announced a realignment (to take place on September 15, 2009) of the the 2008 suite that reduces the number of versions from three to two. 'Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Business Edition' will replace the current 'Office 2008 for Mac' and 'Office 2008 for Mac Special Media Edition'. The soon to be released business version will include Entourage Web Services Edition and Microsoft Document Connection for Mac.