Monday 26 February 2007

Office 2007 - Outlook Performance on XP - Outlook 2007 Bug

A while back, I blogged about my having performance issues with Office 2007, specifically Outlook 2007, on XP versus Vista.

It seems that there is a documented bug in Outlook 2007 that causes a huge impact on performance that is tied into the POP3 email receive being broken.

Roundtrip Solutions Blog has the lowdown on it here.

It now makes sense as to why the huge difference. The Vista machine is running Outlook via RPC/HTTPS to our SBS Exchange server here in the office. So, no POP3 accounts are setup on that system.

The machine here in the office is connected to our company's SBS Exchange server internally, but is also pulling e-mail for my other company accounts via POP3 from the same Exchange server. It makes it easier to sort e-mail coming in that way, and the POP3 connection remains behind ISA with accounts that are setup only for e-mail.

So, now we wait for Microsoft to fix the issue!

Thanks to David Overton for the original head's up here.

And, I stand corrected on my original assessment of Office performance on XP versus Vista! ;)

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists


Anonymous said...

Hi Philip,

I work on Outlook and I have some good news: we’ve just released an update designed to improve performance in Outlook 2007. You can read more details about here: Here is a link to the download:

Philip Elder Cluster MVP said...

Hi Melissa,

Yes, thank you for that.

I have the download ready, but am watching for any issues.

I plan on backing up and installing today.

I appreciate you taking the time to let me know!

Philip E.