Most of the reasons to work offline are eliminated when you use Cached Exchange Mode.
The lack of a network connection is almost transparent to you because you can continue to work with your items whether you are connected to the computer that is running Exchange.
The primary differences between the two types of Outlook data files are as follows: When you work offline, folders that are synchronized are determined by Send/Receive groups.
By using Send/Receive groups, you can choose which folders are synchronized and kept current so that when a connection to the server is not possible or you choose to work offline, you can continue to work with those items.
We propose in this study to extend a competitive-update protocol with a previously published adaptive mechanism that can dynamically detect migratory objects and reduce the coherence traffic they cause.
Detailed architectural simulations based on five scientific and engineering applications show that this adaptive protocol outperforms a write-invalidate protocol by reducing the miss rate and bandwidth needed by up to 71 and 26%, respectively.
To allow you to work with your messages even when you cannot connect to the mail server, a second type of data file that is named an Offline Outlook Data File (.ost) is kept on your computer.
To check your entire system’s configuration you can use the conf-all action.
This command takes all the system defaults, along with anything you have provided overrides for in your config files: .
About: There are two types of Outlook data files used by Outlook for Windows.
An Outlook Data File (.pst) is used for most accounts.