Entourage 2008 for Exchange Web Services Beta Released

Exchange Server 2007 introduces a set of web services (EWS) enabling access to Exchange from varied clients independent of platform. Microsoft has released a public beta of Entourage 2008 for Exchange Web Services - probably the first comprehensive client to use EWS. The private beta has been ongoing for a couple of months almost, but it is being opened to the public.

Entourage 2008 does use some EWS (Out of Office Assistant and Delegation functionality), but Entourage 2008 for EWS replaces WebDAV with web services. Exchange 2007 SP1 with RU4 or higher is the minimum requirement on the server side to participate in the beta.

Information about the beta is available from Microsoft's Mactopia site.

Exchange Web Services Links:

Exchange Web Services Architecture

Exchange Web Services Reference

William Lefkovics

William Lefkovics on January 22, 2009 at 01:38 AM in News
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Problem accessing my emails from Entourage on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

I bought the new Mac Book Pro with Leopard operating system and Entourage 2008 installed. I tried to configure Entourage to be as the default email program to work with Microsoft Exchange 2007 (which is installed under the Windows Server 2003 64-bit platform). Entourage sends and receives emails using IMAP but unable to sync with the address book, Calendar, or viewing the sub files of my inbox on the exchange server. Also sometimes I get the email twice on my Mac Book but once on a windows outlook email client. When I configured it to connect to MS Exchange Server 2007 using the “new account” – Exchange option it didn’t connect to the exchange server (basically I doesn’t bring anything from the exchange server using the exchange setup option when setting up the new account on the macbook)”. Please not that I’ve tried the setup of Entourage 2008 (Mac Workstation and not my MacBookPro) to “another” Exchange 2007 Server 32 bit and it worked!!!
I appreciate any help with this regards as I am new to the MAC world and I like it so far but my business and my personal productivity took a serious negative impact because of the fact that my emails or calendar are not sync.

Much apprecaited.

Posted by: mohab murrar at Apr 19, 2009 5:47:01 AM

Is there any update on when Entourage 2008 for Exchange Web Services will be released?

Posted by: ArtGorman at May 5, 2009 7:51:30 AM