Connecting Outlook to Exchange without shutting down

When I re-start my laptop from suspend mode often times Outlook has become disconnected from the server. I need to enter my credentials. But right now the only way I know to get to the user name/password dialog box is to shut down Outlook and re-open it. Is there a way I can get that dialog box *without* shutting down Outlook?
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amigan_99Network EngineerAsked:
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Jason CrawfordTransport NinjaCommented:
Try Control + Right clicking the Outlook icon in the system tray and select Reconnect.  That might work but I've never tried it for the reason you're experiencing.
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Gopi RajuSystem EngineerCommented:
If the above one does not work try clearing the credentials from the credential manager,
Go to control panel->All control panel items->Credential Manager-> Windows Credentials ->Generic Credentials-->Expand the items wherever you see your email address and then click on remove.
Now Outlook will ask for credentials.
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amigan_99Network EngineerAuthor Commented:
Heading off for a week. I tried these techniques but nether get at what I'm trying to do. I basically want Outlook to return to Connected status without shutting down Outlook. The ctrl=rclick on the icon didn't do it. And the control panel method is more cumbersome than just shutting and restarting Outlook. Any other suggestions?
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amigan_99Network EngineerAuthor Commented:
I found the answer and it's so simple. Just click on the text at the bottom of the application "Trying to Connect...". Enter your credentials and done.
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amigan_99Network EngineerAuthor Commented:
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