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How does exchange work?

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I came across a fact that exchange server does not use PST and outlook directly connects to the server and whatever you see in your outllok is actually NOT pst  data file but directly coming data from server.

So my outlook actually works like a browser now where I log in  and it loads everything from the server each time. Doesn't it raise network latency?
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it is a RPC connection to a database
you can utilize cached-mode with Outlook to run from a localized copy (OST file)
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OK so when i select cached-mode then it would work like any other server working with Outlook client?

What is benefit of exchange over regular servers?
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here is a site that discusses the two modes for Outlook
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/turn-on-or-off-cached-exchange-mode-HP001232935.aspx

i don't quite understand your second question
What is benefit of exchange over regular servers?

exchange is the microsoft offering for corporate email
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Thank you very much. That was really helpful :).
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> What is benefit of exchange over regular servers?
Group scheduling, single instance storage (within the same storage group), backups even when users have their mail open, you can permit other users to open your mail and send on your behalf (for example, a boss and his secretary), Outlook web access with full access to all mail, contacts, etc stored on the server, mobile phone access through active sync.  There are many advantages to using Exchange.
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