Mac Outlook on Exchange

Posted on 2011-02-17
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I hav a mac laptop connected to an exchange server (SBS 2003 Standard) through IMAP connection.
Emails come through to the laptop, but contacts, calendar events, etc. do not.

Please advise what I need to check or setup to have full Outlook capabilities from the exchange server.

Mac is new macbook pro (OS X) using MS Office 2011.
Question by:mdwhiteside
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The new Outlook for Mac requires Exchange 2007 or higher for full functionality. For Exchange 2003, which is what's in SBS 2003, you're stuck with IMAP or POP mode.
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SBS 2008 includes Exchange 2007, and SBS 2011 uses Exchange 2010, if that helps any. To do everything you want, you'll need either a new server with SBS 2008 or 2011, or a new server with Exchange 2007 or 2010.

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Just so I am clear, neither IMAP or POP will allow Outlook on the mac to synchronize contacts, etc. with SBS 2003.  My only option is to upgrade SBS to 2008 or 2011.
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Unfortunately, yes, and it will also probably mean a new server is needed, since SBS 2008 & 2011 are 64 bit, and there usually is no upgrade option for 32 to 64 bit Windows versions.

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