Outlook 2016 public folder not updating
Additionally, by not reconnecting, you may experience email and calendar sync issues that will be resolved once you reconnect.
Users with the Click to Run installations (most people) will see the fix soon, if not already.
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This also affected the ability to search public folders: because the items weren't cached, Outlook wasn't indexing the folder contents.
Search only worked if you unchecked the Download shared folders option which switched the folders to online mode, where items were indexed by the server.
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