Outlook 2007 / Office 365 / high-latency Internet connection
Posted on 2014-10-01
We have a client whose office Internet connection is via a high-latency satellite connection. They use Office 365, and connect to their mailboxes using Outlook 2007.
Users are reporting that Outlook 2007 takes several minutes to open, and performance is generally dreadful (yes, they are using cached Exchange mode!).
I've run some very basic tests using Outlook 2013 connecting to my own Office 365 mailbox while visiting their office, and find that its performance isn't as bad. It seems on the face of it that Outlook 2013 handles this type of high-latency connection better than its predecessor.
Are there any configuration options for Outlook 2007 specifically that could help with performance when working with a high-latency Internet connection? (apart from just buying new software!)