The Mac Business Unit has published its fifth sneak-peak of the new Office for Mac 2008, focussing on Entourage 2008.
The video demonstrates the creation of an event in Entourage’s calendar, giving a sense of appointment features familiar (colour-coding for each calendar) and unfamiliar (allowance for travelling time to and from the appointment).
The new, previously-seen “My Day” Desktop interface for Entourage also gets a good work out. You get to see the creation of a to-do, the reordering of to-dos and other bits and pieces.
Since I am feeling grumpy with Leopard iCal at the moment (although not as grumpy as Pierre Igot at Betalogue who today rightly unloads on iCal’s lack of keyboard support ), it all looks pretty attractive.
It pains me a bit to say it, but here is something that looks like it works. And gives users some control over how to manage their to-dos and events and edit them easily. Of course, it may be a different story when we actually have the app in our hands.
See the sneak-peak for yourself below or on the Office:Mac 2008 web site :
- MacWorld’s review of Entourage 2008: A missed opportunity
- Mail.app vs the “new” Entourage
- Entourage gets Spotlight, Sync Services support
- Inside Spanning Sync’s iCal-Google Calendar sync beta
- QuickCal: plain language iCal Widget
Tags: Apple Mail, email, entourage, iCal, mail.app, MBU, microsoft, office for mac 2008, Productivity, switching