How to use PST files in Outlook for Mac 2011

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You finally took the plunge and switched from your Windows PC to a Mac! Goodbye, viruses and BSoDs! To make sure you can still work, you should probably install Office for Mac 2011. Using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook means that you can easily share files and emails with your co-workers just like you did before.

But what do you do with your PST files full of archived email from Outlook for Windows? You are in luck! One of the many new features that Outlook for Mac 2011 brought with it is the ability to read PST files. Follow these simple steps to load your PST files into Outlook for Mac 2011.

1. Launch Outlook and click on the File menu in the menu bar. Then click on Import…

 

2. Select Outlook Data File (.pst or .olm) and click the right arrow.

 

3. Select Outlook for Windows Data File (.pst) and then click the right arrow.

 

4. Navigate to the folder where your PST is saved and select it.

 

5. Outlook will import your PST. Depending on the size of your PST, you may want to go get yourself a nice refreshing glass of lemonade to enjoy while it finishes.

 

6. Outlook will let you know when it is finished processing. Click Done.

 

7. Now you will see a section in the navigation pane called On My Computer and under that you will find your imported messages.

That’s it! You are all ready to read your old email on your new Mac!

Are you thinking about making the switch from Windows to Mac? Give Everon a call if you have questions.

Apple’s redesigned iMac

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The new iMac - Image courtesy of apple.com

Apple recently announced a number of new products but one of the most exciting was the new iMac. Aside from the radical new design that dropped the optical drive and slimmed the body down to 5mm at the edges, there are some pretty exciting things going on under the hood.

Fusion Drive - Image courtesy of apple.comTo go along with up to 16GB of RAM, faster quad-core processors, beefed up graphics, and USB 3.0 ports, Apple has included Fusion Drive. No, this is not some new way to make Macs more expensive. When the iMac is configured with both a solid state drive (SSD) and a conventional hard drive, the operating system and the built-in apps will come loaded on the SSD and the hard drive will be ready for all of your documents, games, movies, and other data. As you use the machine, the operating system will automatically move your most frequently used programs and data to the SSD, allowing them open more quickly. Programs and files that you use less often will automatically be moved to the hard drive, making sure that you get to use all of the storage. The new iMac has SSD options up to 768GB and hard drive options up to 3TB, so there is plenty of room for all of your stuff.

All of these speedy improvements make a pretty compelling argument for the iMac as a powerful all-in-one workstation that will not have a huge footprint on your desk.

Check out the new iMacs here: http://www.apple.com/imac/

If you are thinking about upgrading your workstations or have questions about integrating Macs into your office, call Everon @ 888-244-1748.

Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion hits Golden Master!

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As reported by macosrumors.com, the Golden Master (GM) build of Mac OS X Mountain Lion has been seeded to developers. GM status means that this is the build that will be released to the public, barring any last-minute issues that may crop up.

Apple first gave us a preview of the over 200 new features of Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8) in February. The major features are covered in a concise 2-minute video here: http://youtu.be/7J2mmHtqw74

Here are just a few of the new features:

-Safari has integrated search into the address bar instead of having separate URL and search boxes
-Safari allows you to send Tweets without any external software
-AirPlay is now a sound output device, meaning you can steam wireless audio from your Mac
-Address Book and iCal are now known as Contacts and Calendars
-Looking at About This Mac now shows OS X instead of Mac OS X

Mountain Lion is scheduled to be released in in the Mac App Store this month and it will be priced at $19.99. If you have questions about upgrading the Macs in your office, call our Mac Team at 888-244-1748 and we will make sure you are ready when Mountain Lion is released to the wild!

Apple iCloud

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With Apple’s iCloud service you can store your music, photos, documents, and more data wireless, in a cloud service, or better yet, in the iCloud. You can deploy your data to all your devices automatically and without any headaches.

Have you ever been driving down the road or sitting at your desk at work and suddenly be in the mood to hear a specific song, or watch a movie that everyone has been talking about around the water cooler? With iCloud, you can download new purchases to all your apple devices as soon as you select the ‘Buy’ button in iTunes. Guess what else? Also, you can retrieve your previous purchases from any of your devices.  This can be done wirelessly and without having to sync the device you want it to be on.

There are many uses for iCloud which are very effective and quite frankly an enjoyment. You can take a photo on one device and it will automatically appear on all of your other devices, it will also send the picture to your Mac or PC. When you transfer pictures from your digital camera (or even SD card), iCloud will send copies to your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch using a wireless internet connection. If you have AppleTV, you can look at your pictures as well. There’s no need to sync, no attachments to send in an email, and no need to transfer files from one device to another and waste you precious time.

Apple iCloud can be an option for saving and transferring documents created on your home computer to your iPad, ipod and vice versa.

There is not very much documentation or feedback out there on this application yet as it is so new, but more and more will come out and the technology progresses.

 

 

600k Macs infected by Java trojan exploit

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Ars Technica reported last night on the infection of some 600,000 Macs by the Flashback trojan virus. Once infected, the trojan will scan for various antivirus programs and then start checking in to control servers. The exploit is through Java and it is important to note that your computer can be infected simply by visiting a malicious webpage.

Updates are available from Apple by running Software Update or downloading the patch here:

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1515

This patch is very important and should be installed as soon as possible.

F-Secure has instructions to check for and to remove the infection here:

http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/trojan-downloader_osx_flashback_i.shtml

The removal does involve running commands in Terminal, so if you have any questions, please give our Mac Team a call and one of our engineers can help you out.