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  • Hi there, I have some few questions regarding Exchange Web Services and Outlook for Mac:

    1. Why is Outlook for Mac restricted to EWS (Exchange Web Services) when Outlook for Windows connects directly to exchange servers?
    2. Why is that a) Outlook for Mac is SO slow to sync with EWS, and b) the Send/Receive & associated buttons do not do anything?
    3. Why do versions of the same product (Office) access a sister/mother product (Exchange) with different APIs?

    I appreciate all the answers given. Thank you.

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012 6:07 AM

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  • On Tue, 19 Jun 2012 06:07:47 +0000, Hyacinth.13 wrote:
     
    >Hi there, I have some few questions regarding Exchange Web Services and Outlook for Mac: 1. Why is Outlook for Mac restricted to EWS (Exchange Web Services) when Outlook for Windows connects directly to exchange servers?
     
    Becasue that's the way it was written. I expect it has more to do with
    the services available on the plaform, though.
     
    >2. Why is that a) Outlook for Mac is SO slow to sync with EWS, and b) the Send/Receive & associated buttons do not do anything?3. Why do versions of the same product (Office) access a sister/mother product (Exchange) with different APIs?
    >
    >I appreciate all the answers given. Thank you.
     
    The reasons behind the design are something only the design team can
    answer. You may get better answers in the Outlook for MAC forums or
    web sites.
     
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    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    Wednesday, June 20, 2012 12:20 AM
  • Hi there,

    This is Exchange server forum, for Outlook 2011 for Mac configuration related question, please feel free to pose in the following forums:

    Office for MAC http://www.microsoft.com/mac/support 

    Support for Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 and 2008 http://support.microsoft.com/gp/cp_macoffice2008_master 

    How to obtain support for Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011 connectivity problems with Exchange Server http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2353366 

    Your understanding would be appreciated.


    Fiona Liao

    TechNet Community Support

    • Proposed as answer by Fiona_Liao Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:41 AM
    • Marked as answer by Fiona_Liao Tuesday, July 3, 2012 11:43 AM
    Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:41 AM