Iíve been using Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac all week... I used to use Entourage exclusively for mail, contacts, PIM, etc Ė but then changed over to using all the apple tools such as mail, iCal, Address Book, etc simply because Entourage didnít quite work for me with the multitude of email accounts I had, and tracking my time just wasnít effective in it.
After using Entourage 2004 for a week now, Iíve once again bounced back to the redmond way of thinking on this stuff. All of Office OS X is generally better but the biggest feature that I think is somewhat revolutionary is the ďProject CenterĒ in Entourage which makes it really easy to track everything you are doing on a project by project basis. You can associate all files, notes, email traffic, tasks, and contacts with a project so you can very easily track what you are going to do, and the big one for me is, what I did for whom. You can set it up so email from contacts associated with a project automatically get filed with that project, which again makes it really easy to see an audit trail of everything associated with a certain project. And they did a good job of handling many to many relationships as well which reflects how most of us really work.Posted by Steve at May 21, 2004 11:41 PM | TrackBack
Yes, the Project Center is a great idea. Unfortunately, in my experience. the automatic association of email from project contacts does not work. That is unless one applies it retrospectively time and time again. Or am I missing something?
Posted by: John Papadachi at June 7, 2004 04:39 PM