Well I think this site is going to go into permanent maintenance
mode. For Entourage and OE items please visit Eric's Excellent AppleScript
Central and SoundSet
This site will remain where it is, but no new scripts or content
will be added.
It was fun doing this, but alas, I no longer have the time to contribute
to this site. Thanks for visiting!
Sun, Oct 15 2000
So some of you may be wondering what is going on with this site.
Diane is still posting scripts to the AppleScript section. However,
the rest of this site is in maintenance mode. The SoundSet
Central is a new site dedicated to Entourage and Outlook Express
sound sets. Head on over there and check it out.
In other news, Microsoft released Office:mac 2001. This is I product
that the Mac Business Unit has worked long and hard on for over
2 years now. Entourage:mac is a new Personal Information Manager
and Mail client that is built upon Outlook Express 5. So if you
like OE and you crave the features of Palm Desktop all in one program
you should be sure to check it out. You can get the full
version of Office:mac or the upgrade.
There is no stand alone version of this product, you have to purchase
Office. I am really proud of this product and hope you enjoy it.
And while you are at it, subscribe to Entourage:mac
Talk, a mailing list to discuss this cool new product.
Also, check out the recent New
York Times article on Entourage.
Mon, June 12 2000
I just got my copy of Internet
Explorer 5 for Macintosh from Peach Pit Press. Over half the book
is dedicated to Outlook Express 5, which makes me wonder why it was
called Internet Explorer 5. I guess web browsers are just more sexy
than mail clients. Oh well.
If you have been looking for a good book on either IE 5 or OE 5
I highly recommend it.
Wed, May 17 2000
Macworld has written an article
on Alpaca, the new Microsoft Office 2001 mail/PIM application.
WWDC is going great. Mac OS X DP 4 was released with IE 5 on the
Sun, May 7, 2020
There were a few hiccups when I made site changes a few days ago,
but all should be well now.
Wish List - you may have noticed I removed links to the
wish list. This was done for many reason, the first being that we
haven't updated it in a year? We simply don't have the time or energy
to devote to a list which isn't really serving its purpose any more.
Back when Outlook Express 4.0 was released it was lacking in many
major areas. Subsequent versions of Outlook Express (4.01, 4.5,
5.0) have incorporated nearly all of the wishes submitted. With
the advent of Microsoft's newest software application, codenamed
many more of those wishes are addressed. If you still feel the need
to submit feature requests or any ideas feel free to do so on the
mailing list. You'll find that it
is probably the best and most direct method to get help, and offer
suggestions to future releases.
New Book - Peachpit press has released a new
book (due in at Amazon on May 26) on Internet Explorer 5 which
includes information on Outlook Express 5. It is a rather large
book (320 pages).
Tues, May 3, 2020
Housekeeping - in case you didn't notice, I did some housekeeping
yesterday. I also moved the FileMaker AppleScript database to use
port 80, so if you were behind a firewall you should not have any
more trouble viewing the site.
Scripts - Diane has been posting scripts like crazy! There
have been a whole bunch of additions over the past few weeks.
News - Last week Microsoft announced a new product for Office
2001, codenamed Alpaca.
It is a Personal Information Manager and it does mail! Think of
it as Outlook Express with a PIM built in! Anyway, that is what
I am working on these days...
Sun, Mar 12, 2020
Apologies - it has been months and months since the last
post. Apologies! I finally moved the scripts to a Filemaker hosted
database (I was hoping to do this with MySQL since that is what Pair
networks provides me but I am clueless when it comes to UNIX and Perl),
which means two things:
It will be easier for us to add scripts to the Archive, since
those pages are now dynamic. This will free us from manual updates
You can now search for scripts. Since there are so many, this
should make it easier to find what you're looking for.
There will probably be some kinks to work out over the next few
days. There are also new AppleScript Submission guidelines. This
process is now very different so please review them. The better
you adhere to the guidelines the faster we can get the script up
on the site.
Also, we will likely be moving to a schedule for site updates.
We are doing this in part cause We are busy folks and this will
make updating the site more regular for us and for you.
In other news, yes, the OE Team successfully moved into our new
home at 1065 La Avenida, in Mountain View, CA. If you're driving
up highway 101, we are right at the merge of 85 and 101 at Shoreline.