View Full Version : Exchange / Entourage - help!

09-01-2006, 12:29 PM
Hi all, hoping you can help me with a dilema...

I've always been a PC user but found Windows to be a shoddy excuse for an operating system. But working as a web developer with all of my tools being on a PC it was just too much hassle to swap to anything else. But then my role changed to sales and so I was no longer reliant on particular Windows software. This gave me an opportunity to switch to Mac.

Our office uses Exchange, which I'm able to connect to fine for email and calendar using Entourage. The trouble is that I can't see other people's calendars, even though they're public. If I invite someone to an appointment I can see if their time is free or busy, but I can't see their actual appointments. This is important because the calendar entry might just be a reminder for them to do something, or a trivial meeting that can be moved.

The Outlook users in the office are able to see everyone else's full calendar. Does anyone know if I can get this functionality on a Mac? I'm not emotionally tied to Entourage, so perhaps i should be using the standard Mac calendar or something like Thunderbird.

Although it sounds like a small issue, calendar sharing is important for my work, and without being able to do it properly I would be better off going back to a PC with Outlook (which I would hate to do!)

Any ideas? What's the best replacement for Outlook on a Mac?

09-01-2006, 02:36 PM
Entourage is the only replacement that supports Exchange servers so you will have to use that. I will take a look into the shared calendar issue

09-01-2006, 02:39 PM
If you go to the account options for the exchange server it looks like you need to put in the server information for the public folders which would have all of their calendars.