If you are using Outlook 2007, you need to consider installing this fix: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=961752
I've had so many frustrations with Outlook 2007 in recent times, mostly performance issues and the dreaded messages about Outlook not having been shut down properly last time it was used. I've also had some serious issues with calendaring, etc.
This update makes a stunning change to the responsiveness and stability of Outlook. If you have any doubt, the hotfix above includes performance improvements that will come in SP2 and are documented here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968009/ But the hotfix above is the one to install.
Thank you to Alon Brown and all in the Outlook team for this work!
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As a side note, there is only an x86 package offered, but it will run against Outlook even if you are on x64. This is not very intuitive from the article itself or from the hotfix download page.
I will be a guinea pig and download the Hotfix and try, despite it warns "do not install" if you are not experience problems 😛
7-day Password-protected Hotfix, fancy!
Jerry, SQL Server hotfixes have been this way for a long time now…
Thanks – this seems to be making things snappier for me!
1 restart later, my Outlook does seem to be much faster, wow
I had not seen a immediately-felt MSFT patch for a long time (not Vista SP1, XP SP3, SQL SP, etc…)