My wife uses a CISCO VPN + Outlook 2010 + Windows 7 64 bit to connect to work from home. Her outlook application grinds to a halt for several minutes whenever she searches her inbox.
However, if she logs in to a work machine using VNC, the same search takes only a few seconds... suggesting some portion of the network connection (including the VPN component) is the cause.
Are there simple tricks that can speed things up? Or perhaps alternative work flow suggestions? We recently upgraded from Windows XP and Outlook 2003 where the same problem was evident.