We have Outlook 2003 clients connected to an Exchange 2003 server. Most users are local, some are remote (using vpn or RPC to connect to the Exchange server. All are using cached mode in Outlook.
Most of the time, the status displayed in the bottom right hand side shows "Connected". Some users are telling me that, on the same machine, sometimes it shows "Online" instead of "Connected", and that it seems slower when it says "Online".
What's the difference between Connected and Online ? What makes it switch to one or the other. Does Online only apply for remote users ? I can't see much of a difference between the two, but would like to have a good explanation to give them, or learn of the difference if there's one.