“All right, so Microsoft has finally released the Office 2011 for Mac Service Pack One,” Gene Steinberg reports for TechNightOwl. “This is supposed to be a biggie, since it incorporates important security updates, along with some new features; well, make that new, plus some restored features, such as the ability to resend or redirect email in Outlook.”
“So far so good, but none of this amounts to anything if the app itself still isn’t working properly,” Steinberg writes.
“Well, as those of you who have followed my columns know, Outlook represented one disaster after another,” Steinberg reports. “Maybe it was an all-new program from a programming standpoint, but that didn’t mean Microsoft didn’t migrate features, and, unfortunately, long-term bugs. I do not for a moment believe Microsoft’s Mac Business Unit rewrote Outlook from scratch. I’d think it would be closer to say they translated code from Carbon to Cocoa, and then modified and updated it in Xcode. But I’ll let the developers in our audience deal with the niceties of such a process. I’m more concerned with the results.”
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