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Updating Entourage for Mac 2008 to connect to your Office 365 account

For Hofstra employees using OS X and Entourage for Mac 2008

This article applies to users updating Entourage for Mac 2008 to access their Hofstra employee e-mail account at its new location on Office 365.

If you need assistance, or have a question about this article, please call the Help Desk at 516-463-7777, or e-mail help@hofstra.edu.

Entourage Help menu, with Check for Updates selected

Before updating your settings for Office 365, you'll need to make sure your computer has the latest Entourage for Mac 2008 software updates.

Open Microsoft Entourage for Mac 2008.

Select the Help menu, then click Check for Updates.

Microsoft AutoUpdater with Check for Updates button highlighted

The Microsoft AutoUpdater will open.

Click the Check for Updates button.

Microsoft AutoUpdater with list of required updates

The AutoUpdater will connect to the Internet to determine what Microsoft software updates are required for your computer (if any).

If you see a message stating "there are no updates available," you can skip to step 7.

If updates are required, you'll see a list like the one at left.

Make sure the Install checkbox is checked for each update in the list, then click the Install button to continue.

Microsoft AutoUpdater with preparing update message

For each required update, you'll see a status bar as the update is downloaded and prepared for installation.

This package will run a program to determine if the software can be installed.

As each update is ready, its installer will launch.

Follow the prompts to install the update. You may be prompted to enter your user account (Mac password). If multiple updates are required, you may be prompted for your password for each.

The installation was successful. The software was installed.

As each update installs successfully, you should see a success message like the one at left.

Click the Close button to close this message.

There are no updates available for your Microsoft software at thsi time. Please check again later.

Once your computer has installed all required updates, you'll see the message at left.

Click the OK button.

Microsoft AutoUpdater with red close button selected

Click the red close button in the upper left-hand corner of the the Microsoft AutoUpdater to close it.

Entourage window with Entourage menu and Account Preferences item selected

In Entourage, select the Entourage menu, then click Account Preferences.

Entourage Accounts window

The Entourage Accounts window will open.

Find your Hofstra e-mail account in the list, then double-click it. Typically this account is named "Exchange" or "Hofstra," but yours might have a different name.

Edit Account window

The Edit Account window will open

Click the Advanced button.

Edit Account window

Under the Server Information heading, find the Exchange server field.

Delete the existing Exchange server, and enter m.hofstra.edu in this field.

Click OK to save the change

Click the OK button to save the change.

Entourage Accounts window with red close button selected

Click the red close button in the upper left-hand corner of the the Accounts window to close it.

Your Entourage account is now updated for Office 365. You can access your mail, calendars, contacts and other items using Entourage.

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