Outlook for Mac 2016 and Exchange server

Been trying to test out the new Outlook for Mac 2016 preview with existing Exchange server 2010 SP2. Using a lot of different Outlook clients with no problems. When configuring Outlook for Mac with typical settings it reports that it can only be used with Exchange server 2010 running SP2. Am I missing a setup/configuration on the Exchange server for use with the new Outlook? EWS support? configuration?
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Marwan OsmanCommented:
what is your Mac OS? it must be Mac OS X 10.10
PPIHXJMAuthor Commented:
Using OSX 10.10.3
Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
Any reason you aren't on Exchange 2010 SP3?
You need to be on the latest to use it effectively. SP2 is now out of support, so you should be on SP3 with the latest rollup.

I checked with our Exchange server admin and he said we at SP2. Not sure why we haven't went to SP3. Not my area but was testing the Preview for my own reasons and came across the issue.  Does it have to do with EWS or simply bug fixes in SP3?
Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
Microsoft will not have tested the preview with SP2, because it is out of support.
There were extensive changes in the service pack around EWS - Exchange service packs are not just bug fixes, but new functionality is introduced with them.

I suggest that you send the admin this page at Microsoft:

It states that Exchange 2010 SP2 has been out of support since April 2014 - ie over 14 months at the time of writing. They need to update the server.


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