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Mac Outlook Integration

Our company is new to ACT (2013 Premiam Acess via Web) and we are in the process of getting our salespeople (outside of office) set up.  Outlook integration is important to us and I foresee a problem with users that have Macs at home and on the road.  We are still running Exchange 2003 for email/contacts/calendar and newer versions of Outlook for Mac are not compatible.  My research has told me that Entourage 2008 is the last Mac email client compatible with Exchange 2003, but I can not find anything that tells me if Entourage 2008 will also be compatible with ACT 2013.  The systems requirements page lists older versions of Outlook, but there is no mention of Entourage (I even looked at the system requirements of ACT versions going back 5 years).  We plan to upgrade to Exchange 2010 in a few months that will negate this issue, but I am looking for an interim solution for our pesky Mac lovers.  Thank you in advance to anyone that can offer any help.

Nickel Super Contributor
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Country: USA

Re: Mac Outlook Integration

Hello, I am not an expert but the following information maybe help.

 

Note: I use VMware Fusion (Windows in MAC - Virtual Machine)

 

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Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows Server® 2003 SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit)               
  • Windows Vista®4 SP2 Business and Ultimate (32-bit and 64-bit)               
  • Windows Server 20085 SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit)               
  • Windows Server 20085 R2 (64-bit)               
  • Windows 7 SP1 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate (32-bit and 64-bit)

Client System Requirements

  • Internet Explorer® 7.02, 8.02 and 9.0
  • Firefox® 3.6
  • Microsoft® Outlook® 2003 SP3, 2007 SP2, and 2010 SP1 (32-bit version only)
  • Microsoft Word 2003 SP3, 2007 SP2, and 2010 SP1 (required for integration features only)
  • .NET 4.0 (required for integration features only)

Mobile Client System Requirements

  • Safari® for iPad® iOS4 and iOS5
  • Safari for iPhone® iOS4 and iOS5
  • Android™ Device Browsers 2.2, 2.3, 3.0, 4.0
  • Internet Access
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Re: Mac Outlook Integration

No version of Microsoft office for mac currently integrates with any version of ACT.  

Choices are as follows

1) install windows versions of office plus ACT on a virtual machine (using vm fusion or parralels)

2) Consider Hosting your ACT database along with MS Office in a citrix environment

 

(disclaimer - we are a hosting provider offering Citrix hosting for ACT)

 

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Re: Mac Outlook Integration

Thank you both for your suggestions to take the VM route.  That certainly simplifies the mapping of all of the elements involved.  Thanks again.