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These reports certainly match with my experience, so I was even more impressed at Microsoft’s achievement.
This can be especially bothersome in Calendar when granting access to others due to a delay in recognizing these newly-granted permissions.
In Cached Exchange Mode, Outlook 2007 & 2010 downloads a local copy of the Global Address List (GAL), but only updates it every 24 hours.
However, turning-off the cache mode may increase the time needed for searches and for downloading large amounts of data, like an Inbox.
To turn Cached Exchange Mode off (or on) follow these steps: The Mac version of Exchange (Outlook 2011) operates in cached mode and unfortunately it cannot be turned-off.