The next version of Office for Mac is reportedto be arriving by 2010 and it will be bundled with a new version of Outlook.
Outlook for Mac will replace the Entourage, that is the current email and calendar program in the Mac Office suite. The Mac version of outlook will still differ from the Windows version of outlook. It is claimed to be having extra support for more Exchange features such as public folders and rights management features.
Previously, Office for Mac had a version of Outlook which was replaced with Entourage program by Microsoft. The reason was that version lacked a good connection with Exchange.
Eric Wilfrid, Microsoft Mac Business Unit general manager, said:
We’ll bring forward all the functionality from the Entourage Web Services Edition, including public folders, managed folders, and category syncing, but with Outlook we’re going even further and building a whole new application.