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! ;)
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