Goodbye Entourage, Hello Outlook for Mac
Microsoft's Business Unit says the new application, which will replace Entourage when it is released in 2010, will contain a number of great features that will allow "increased productivity across platforms." Some of the highlights include:
- Built on Cocoa. The application is being constructed from the ground up on Cocoa to make integrating with Mac OS a lot easier.
- New Database. A high speed file-based database with support for backing up files with Time Machine and Spotlight searching.
- Information Rights Management. Helps prevent sensitive information from being distributed to or read by people who do not have permission.
With the release of OS X 10.6 right around the corner and promising native support for Exchange servers, it's funny to see Microsoft finally waking up and realizing they have got to do something to stay competitive.