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Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011

If a duplicate of Outlook for Windows is what you’re looking for, Outlook 2011 for Mac unfortunately is not your answer. While it still holds many of the features and abilities of its Windows counterpart, avid users may find they have to “go without” in some respects of functionality. 

What you can rely on

Importing PST files:  Outlook 2011 for Ma will allow users to import .pst (personal data) files containing emails, contacts and calendar items if required. 

CSV Contact Import/Export: Contact files may be imported and exported in .csv (comma separated values) format. 

Calendar Preview in Meeting Requests: Emailed meeting requests display adjacent or conflicting appointments in your calendar in preview.

Multiple Exchange Accounts: Users may set-up and sync more than one Microsoft Exchange accounts with different servers of domains. 

What you’ll have to do without

Exporting PST files: You can import them, you can’t export them. Users will have to export Outlook 2011 data file in an .olm (Outlook for Mac) data file. Note: .Olm files are not easily converted to other, more universal file formats without the use of 3rd party software or services. Keep this in mind if you intend to transfer your data again in the near future. 

iCal Calendar Sharing: Currently, there are no plugins or functions available for syncing, sharing, or subscribing to iCal online calendars. 

Outlook Social Connector: No social sharing directly from your inbox, this plugin is only currently available for Outlook 2010 users.   

Quick Parts: Users with frequent full or partial “form” replies will miss this handy time-saver.  

Read and Delivery Receipts: Neither of these requests are supported in Outlook 2011. 

RSS Aggregator: 2011 users will need an alternative for automatically downloading posts from favourite bloggers and online journalists. 

These are just a few items you can expect to have available (or to miss) while working in Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011. If you are curious about a feature or function we haven’t listed, please go ahead and ask us about it on our comments section below.
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