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I hadn’t touched my new Entourage Exchange Setup script for a few weeks and decided to finally tackle it again. Didn’t realize how much I’d done already and how little was really left to do.

My obligatory iPhone 2.0 post


Everyone is required to have this post, right? ;-)

I woke up Friday morning and Dean was gone but I had a good idea that I knew where. Grabbed my iPhone and texted him.

You’re in line, aren’t you!?

#20 at AT&T

I thought you were a purist. Get thee to an Apple store!

I guess their [sic] were two lines. The one I’m in led to AT&T

Leo sounds so tired. He has help with him right now.

For a lot of Thursday evening we watched Leo Laporte’s “24 Hours of iPhone”. When I opened Firefox his broadcast was still going as advertised.

I can sign into .Mac but I don’t see any way to upgrade to .Me.

Ooo I got a wristband

It’s not jewelry.

and free water. They learned from apple.

They have like 20 8GB all the rest are 16gb

They shouldn’t have bothered wit the 8GB.

Oddly a lot of ppl want 8gb


Er meh

How the ones who already have an iPhone but want a new after just one year?

Maybe I shouldn’t be texting so early in the morning? Not sure what I meant.

2.0 software is available in Tunes [sic] now.


God AT&T is so freakin slow

Still waiting

There’s over 100 ppl here

Microsoft can be so frustrating at times.

I started working on the third version of my Exchange setup script for Entourage and have accomplished quite a lot. It now includes a new component for configuring default signatures. Of course, it includes optional setups for not one but three signatures as I outlined in the section What do I use for my own business E-mail signatures? in my Entourage Help Blog post Don’t waste time with unbusinesslike signatures.

That felt like a productive bit of work. Then I started some testing in a new identity. Arg.

'Aha!' moment


Occasionally, I receive requests for help with modifying an AppleScript I wrote for Macintosh administrators to assist their Entourage users to connect with Exchange. See “How to use AppleScript to connect Entourage to Exchange Server 2000 sp2, 2003 or 2007”.

Today I received one such request for an administrator, Mike, who had a need to also set his users’ encoding preferences for attachments to Windows (MIME/base64) because his Exchange Server 2007 server is stripping the contents of outgoing message attachments. Mike said he’d “spent 4 hours googling and reviewing every script at macscripters”.

My first line in response to him was, “I’ll make it easy on you. It’s not possible to script any of Entourage’s preferences. :-(“

But then I had an Aha! moment.

Diane asked me a year ago to contribute to the Exchange section on The Entourage Help Page but since we started The Entourage Help Blog I've been pretty neglectful.

For several months I've wanted a page dedicated to Microsoft KB articles that I and others could quickly reference. Finally, I've posted the page and to my surprise it grew to more than 40 references. I was expecting about 15-20 at most.