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How to Improve Microsoft Outlook Performance

Confirm that your Microsoft Outlook client is up to date Office Account > Update Options > Update Now

Consider disabling “Show Apps in Outlook” in Outlook Options >  AdvancedConsider disabling Message arrival notifications, these include “Play a sound”, “Briefly change the mouse pointer”, “Show and envelope icon in the taskbar”, and “Display a Desktop Alert” in Outlook Options > Mail

Consider disabling “Use animations when expanding conversations and groups” in Outlook Options >AdvancedConsider disabling “Show Weather on the calendar” in Outlook Options > Calendar

Microsoft Outlook for Android will require Android 9.0 or above starting 10th July 2023

Beginning 10th July 2023, Outlook for Android will no longer support Android 8.x or below.  Users will need to upgrade their Android operating system to Android 9.0 or newer.  If this is not possible then the Android device will need to be replaced with a device that is able to run Android 9.0 or newer.

If users are using Outlook for Android on phones running an older version of Android, they will no longer be able to update to newer versions of Outlook for Android when Microsoft  implement this change.

It should be possible to use the “Get-MobileDevice” powershell command to export a list of devices that are using ActiveSync.  Using this report it should then be possible to review which Android devices are still running an OS that is too old.

Get-MobileDevice | Export-Csv -Path “c:\getmobiledevice\devices.csv”

When using the powershell command above please make sure that the output folder exists.  In this case I created a folder called “getmobiledevice” on the root of C:\

Microsoft Outlook Out of Office (OOF) – Server is Currently Unavailable

When you try and use the Out of Office feature in Microsoft Outlook you may recieve the following error message:

Your automatic reply settings cannot be displayed because the server is currently unavailable.  Try again later.







When you look at the Application Event Log on you Exchange Server you will see Event ID 1310 logged from Source ASP.NET 2.0.50727.0






Exception information:

Exception type: ConfigurationErrorsException

Exception message: The value for the property ‘maxRequestLength’ is not valid. The error is: The value must be inside the range 0-2097151. (C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\ClientAccess\exchweb\EWS\web.config line 2376)

We need to modify the “web.config” file which can be found here “C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\ClientAccess\exchweb\EWS\” you need to open the “web.config” file using Notepad and then use the “find” feature in notepad to quickly locate the following line in the file


<httpRuntime maxRequestLength=”52428800″ />

The default value is to high “52428800” so you need to change it as follows


<httpRuntime maxRequestLength=”2066661″ />

The final step in resolving the issue is to save the changes you have made to the “web.config” file and restarting the “Default Website” under IIS Manager (Administrative Tools)

Msores.dll – Pre Service Pack 2 Revision History for Microsoft Office 2010 SP1

Msores.dll – Pre Service Pack 2 Revision History for Microsoft Office 2010 SP1

17-Jan-2012 – 14.0.6116.5000 – Msores.dll – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2597941 – Description of the Office 2010 hotfix package (Mso-x-none.msp, Msores-x-none.msp): February 28, 2012

30-Jun-2011 – 14.0.6107.5000 – Msores.dll – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2553181 – Description of the Office 2010 update: November 8, 2011