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Being able to see Exchange user's Contacts from Mac (Apple) Address Book

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Hi; I was recently invited to view the Contacts belonging to another user on my Exchange 2007 network (hosted on Windows SBS 2008 server). I use Mac with Snow Leopard and all the latest updates, and can already see his (he's my boss) Calendar, and he can see mine. So I thought it would be that easy.
I have been racking my brains for a couple of days on this, and cannot figure it out.
I CAN put my own contacts in an Exchange folder that appears in my left hand window of the Address Book. But I cannot seem to be able to set up a folder where I can see his contacts!
What am I doing wrong?
Or is the Mac OS simply unable to do so? I cannot believe it as the Calendar has this functionality, why wouldn't Address Book? Also they tout "Exchange compatibility out of the box". Pleas help, thank you!
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iCal and Address Book are different, in that iCal has an option to access calendars that Exchange or iCal Server users have delegated to you. Address Book does not have a similar option in its preferences and the Apple docs do not indicate that there is such a feature:
http://images.apple.com/macosx/exchange/docs/MacOSXSL_Exchange.pdf

I think the only way to do it would be to set up a second account in address book with his Exchange login info. If he does not mind, it would provide full read-write access to his address book, but (possibly subject to some fancy footwork in Keychain Utility) it would also give you access to his exchange password.

I can believe Address Book is behind iCal in this regard. iCal's server integration is now second generation. Address Book's is first generation and definitely a step behind iCal in several respects.
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Not a solution, but an explanation nevertheless.
I feel slightly cheated by Apple, with its "Exchange right out of the box" advertising as being able to replace Outlook with Apple's apps, but not really (see: http://www.apple.com/macosx/exchange/).
I guess I will have to consider moving to Outlook 2011 for the Mac and figuring out how to sync THAT with MobileMe.
Oh, well.
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