Configure Business Contact Manager database for offline use

You can take your business data with you on a portable computer when you work away from the office. In this offline work environment, you can access and edit information about Accounts, Business Contacts, Opportunities, Business Projects and any information that is stored in the database, without being connected to your network or the computer on which the database is located.

To enable you to work offline, Business Contact Manager for Outlook creates a copy of the Business Contact Manager database on your portable computer.

When you are using this local copy of the database, and you are not connected to the shared database on the remote computer, you are working in an offline database. In the offline database, you can perform most of the tasks that you can perform when using a database that is not offline.

On the Configure database for offline use page, click one of the following options:

Yes      Click this option to create a copy of your Business Contact Manager database.

No      Click this option if you do not want to do the following:

  • Create a copy of the database.

  • Take your Business Contact Manager database with you on your portable computer.

Offline Preferences     Click this button to select settings for the following situations:

  • The frequency of synchronizing the databases.

  • Actions to take when the database is switched to offline mode, when the connection between the databases is lost.

  • Which database to use when several people have changed the same information.

This page is part of the Startup wizard in Business Contact Manager for Outlook.

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