Updating cached headers outlook 2016
This is actually part of the Office 365 strategy where major new features are also introduced during the main lifetime of the current version, as we saw with Office 2013.In the old strategy, these features were held back for the new version.Nevertheless, this is quite a change with how it worked for previous versions of Office as they only got (bar a handful small exceptions) security updates and bug-fixes.Any real changes had to wait for the next version release.As mentioned, during the main lifespan of Outlook 2013, various new features and changes have been introduced as well.Most of them might not have been directly noticeable to everyone as they were either small, very specific to a certain working scenario or had to do with how Office works “underneath”.From an end-user perspective, this protocol offers faster reconnections to the Exchange server when for instance resuming from hibernation or switching between a wired and wireless connection.
Below are a few examples of some of the major improvements that were later added to Outlook 2013 which previously would be seen as “Outlook 2016 development time”.
MAPI over HTTP is the Exchange connectivity protocol that got introduced in Exchange 2013 SP1 and Outlook 2013 SP1.
Office 2016 will get the same treatment so future updates can introduce new features as well.
Until then, there are still plenty of new features in Outlook 2016 to use and discover.
Upgrading to Outlook 2016 from Outlook 2013 is easy and you’d probably need very little time to adjust yourself to it.
In fact, if it wasn’t for the new default “colorful” theme, you’d hardly notice the upgrade to Outlook 2016 at first sight.