Understanding Cached Exchange Mode

Outlook 2003 introduces a new concept in data storage and retrieval when using Exchange Server: Cached Exchange mode. If you've used previous versions of Outlook, you know that any loss in a high-quality connection to Exchange Server instantly resulted in Outlook displaying any number of annoying error messages before it stopped working completely. Outlook 2002 would display the ever-annoying Requesting Data from the Microsoft Exchange Server Computer dialog box for minutes while your computer practically ceased to function. When Outlook determined that the connection to the server was unavailable, it would display ...

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